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FIFT V-S IXTH YEAR. NO. 19.
THURSDAY. MAY 2. 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Mine Explosion at Hin
ton, V?., Results
in 11 Deaths
TWO VOTES SHORT THEIR TRIP SHORT VETERANS
CASE IS REVERSED TO GO ON BALLOT! VANTS LIGHT
Reciprocal Demurrage Barely
Killed by the Recalcit
Effort to Break Balloon Record
April Colder Than March the
Figures of Observer
United Christian Party Decides
in America Dismal
to Nominate if Others Do Not
Adopt its Platform.
AND POSSIBLY MORE
Mine Boss Pilots Many
Safety, but is Believed
to Have Perished.
Charleston, V. Va.. Mny 2. The
bodies of 11 dead men liinv been re
covered from tilt- Whipple mine, where
an explosion occurred late yesterday.
This is thought to lie the full extent of
the fatalities. The number injured is
V'a., .May 2. Forty-one min
cntonibcd liy an explosion
afternoon in the Whipple
mine at Searboro, anil there is little
hope that any of them are alive.
Forty-one miners crawled to safety
afler the ldast, up an emergency ladder
in an air shaft. Many of them wire
seriously injured, and one died soon af
ter reaching the surface.
lliiMM l ller.
Isaac Pelter. the mine boss, piloted
the fugitives to the air shaft, but when
they came to tin surface he remain 'd
In the mine, closing the air courses in
an effort to force fresh air to those!
caught by the blast and prevent the;
noxious gases from reaching them. He
expected to follow the fleeing men out j
in a few minutes, but nothing has been'
heard of him since, and it is thought
he gave his life in an effort to save i
The Whipple mine is within two!
miles of the Stuart mine, which explod-'
ed on Jan. 2!, killing Si) -men. Both '
mines are owned by the White Oak
Fuel company. The mine is one of the
best equipped in this field and has al
ways been considered safe.
ACT AS "COWARDLY"
Milwaukee Federated Trades Council
Comes to Defense of Moyer
Milwaukee, Wis., May 2 Resohi
tions in which the words "unfair, pre
judicial and cowardly" are used n
describe the attitude of President
Roosevelt in regard to the charact r
of Mover, Haywood and Pe'tihotte. ,''
ticers of the Western Federation of
Miners, was passed by the Federated
Trades council last night and copies of
the resolution will be sent, to the presi
dent ami each branch of congress.
AN EXTRA FREIGHT
Strikes Obstruction That Was Intend
ed to Cause Disastrous
Wreck on C. & N. W.
Racine. Wis., May 2. An attempt
was made last night to wreck a pas
senger train on the Chicago and Noit'i
western railway heavily loaded wi.h
passengers bound from Milwaukee air!
Hacine for Chicago, hut fortunately :m
extra freight train struck the obstruc
tion placed on the track ami only t'u
locomotive left, the rails.
TROOPS PUT DOWN MUTINY
Fire Volley Into Political Prisoners,
Killing and Wounding.
St. Petersburg May 2. Troops had
to be called to suppress a revolt of po
litical prisoners in jail in the Vibor
gun quarter this morning. The sol
diers fired a volley, killing one man
and wounding several.
Blizzard at Superior, Wis.
Superior, Wis.. May 2 Superior is
having a belated blizzard today. A
heavy snowfall is being drifted by a
MACKLIN IS FREED
Army Officer Accused as Re
suit of Brownsville Riot
San Antonio, May 2 A courtmarti.il
found Captain Macklin not guilty to
day. Macklin was tried in connection
with the shooting np of Brownsville.
The verdict read "acquitted fully and
A DEADLOCK OVER OPTION
Three Railroad Bills Desired by the
Governor Advanced to Third
Springfield, 111 May 2 The house's
vole on killing bouse bill No. 2. known
as the reciprocal demurrage bill, yes
terday lacked but two ballots of the
necessary majority. This bill provid
ed that upon the written request of
shippers, railroads mitsi furnish freight
cars within in; hours thereafter, or if
the request is for 10 or more cars, with
in eight days, and for failure to com
ply with the law on demand the rail
road company shall pay to the shipper
one dollar for each car not placed at
the loading within the time so speci
fied. Tile bill also provided that freight
trains, except those loaded with live
stock and perishable freight, must
make O' miles per day of 21 hours.
Then lite house proceeded to get into
a deadlock over the local option bill.
After the defeat of the reciprocal de
murrage bill. Mr. Sheldon called up the
senate local option bill, and moved that
it be put on its passage. Objection was
made to this, and Sheldon moved that
the rules be suspended and the bill
placed on its passage. The vote result
ed s;i for suspending the rules and 51
against. Then Sheldon, with the inten
tion of blocking other legislation until
the local option bill was disposed of,
again asked for a roll call on the mo
tion to suspend the ru'es. The house
refused to suspend the rules, !S voting
aye and 47 nay. The third ballot re
sulted SS to "7, and the fourth 71 to
01, and then, on motion of Mr. Oglesby,
the house took a recess until 2 p. m.
The local option question did not
come up at the afternoon session of
the house, which was spent in the pas
sage of a number of appropriation bills.
Sriiiilr I'.-iMMt'M suite lul.-ri'st Hill.
The senpte passed the bill requiring
the state treasurer to turn over to tlv
State all moneys received from bank.i
as interest on daily balances which the
stale may have on deposit in banks,
the percent of interest to he two per
cent per annum. "It also advanced to
third nading three of the railroad
bills, the non-passage of which (lover
nor Dene-en said he would consider as
one of other reasons for calling a spee-.
ial session of the legislature. Two ol
them provide for the state board of
railroad and warehouse commissioners
having authority over railroad cross
ings and the other providing for a tin'
form system of accounting.
The senate passed Gardner's bill pro
viding for the transferring of the cure
of the county to that of the state ail
insane persons. It also passed Sena
tor Denlap's bill providing for the elec
tion of the railway and warehouse
commissioners by the people.
Sennit iiiiiinil t re I'iinncn tnrilr Hill.
The senate committee on railways
voted to report out favorably house 1K1
777. providing for the merger of rail
roads being made legal from lSS t:
1S!I2, and the two-cent railroad fare
bill. According to the labor represen
tatives it practically killed King's em
ployer's liability bill, making it no for.
toward legal proceedings for an em
ploye to enter an insurance association
which provides that he shall not bring
suit if injured, and the bill providing
for the regulation for the safety of the
public in street cars.
CLIMBS PORCH TO MURDER
St. Louis Lineman Kills Woman With
Whom He Quarreled.
St. Louis, May 2. After climbing a
two-story porch and breaking open a
window Albert Koenig, a lineman, se
cured entrance into the room of Nettie
Wood early today and shot her. He
then shot himself twice. Both will die.
The two quarreled recently.
Succeeds in Forming Cabinet.
Brussels. May 2. M. l)e Troos. :n
trior minister, has succeeded in foim
ing a cabinet headed by himself as
King Meets President.
Paris. May 2. King Edward and
President Fallieres are exchanging
Tho Warmth of a Snow House.
Usually bur snow iyloos allowed each
man from ei.'htei'ii tj twenty inches
space in which to lie down and ju:t
room enough to stretch hi; legs well.
With our sleeping bags they were en
tirely comfortable, uo matter what tho
weather outside. The snow is porous
enough to admit of air circulation, but
even a gale of wind without would not
affect the temperature within. It is
claimed by the natives that when the
wind blows a snow house is warmer
than in a period of still cold. I could
see no difference. A new snow igloo
is. however, more comfortable than one
that has been used, for newly cut
snow blocks are more porous. In one
that has luen used there is always a
crust of lee on the interior which pre-
vents a proper circulation of air. Dll
lou Wallace in Outing Magazine.
BALKED BY BAD WINDS
Aeronauts Descend at Galconda, III.,
Only 130 Miles from Start
Golconda. 111.. May 2. Captain C
De F. Chandler, t'niied States Signal
Service, and .1. C. McCoy or New Yoil;
failed to break the long distance bal
loon record and tow in the Lahm cup.
Their balloon, which left St. Iouis it
7:20 Tuesday evening, landed live
miles north of Golconda at 2: SO yester
day afternoon. To have won .the
Lahm cup the balloon would have had
to go more than 402 miles. Golcond.t
is only l.'lo miles from Si. Louis.
Changeable air currents demonstrat
ed to the aeronauts that they coitid
not win the cup, and for that reason
they descended near here. The bal
loon made an easy landing and was
brought to Colconda in wagons. Mc
Coy goes with it from here to New"!
York, while Captain Chandler returns
lloieil tu Itfiifh Washington.
Captain Chandler made the trip f i
the purpose of taking observations fo
the United States army. He and M.v
Coy, upon leaving St. Louis, hoped th:i
the winds would cr.rry them toward
Washington, I). C. but the ball. ion
took a southerly course immediate-. y
upon leaving the ground. It crossed
the Mississippi river and continued
southward near the river some dis
tance, when it was driven back into
Missouri, where it continued south uu
til near the Arkansas line. At no m
yesterday the balloon hovered over
Cape Girardeau. Mo., until a west
wind took ii across to Illinois.
Dnii; Slrikrs Tret.
Just b( fore crossing the river the
drag rope struck a tree, impeding their
progress. Ballast was thrown out and
the balloon rose to an altitude of two
miles. Then the sun came out. and it
went still higher, continuing east in;:
Indiana. Here an east, wind was ee
countered, driving them into the
clouds. Emerging from the clouds t li 3
aeronauts found themselves over th
Ohio river near Colconda. where t !,
CARRY CASE UP
Friends of Shumway, Seated as
Mayor of Galesburg,
Raise a Fund.
LOSES OUT ON THE RECOUNT
Contends" Knox College, Who Had No
Right to, Voted for Welsh, the
Galesburg. 111.. May 2. The recount
in the mayoralty contest before Judge
Gray was concluded yesterday. Tlv
returns gave George Shumway 2,44.1
and J. D. Welsh 2.430. The recount
gives Shumway 2.42S and Welsh 2.41'.
Welsh thus having a majority of IS.
Shumway's attorneys were granted
uniii haturda.v to make a showing in
the motion for continuance in order to
procure evidence that a number of co.
lege students who voted for Welsh
were not entitled to vote.
A oiiit mriWs Made.
Shumway, who was sworn in bv Ih"
council, has manifested no disposition
to step out. and has made most of hi
appointments. Shumway's friends last
night raised $1,000 to push the case to
the higher courts and secure deposi
tions on illegal votes.
OPEN OLD LADIES'
HOME NEXT WEEK
Repairs in Building Cause Change-
Only One Lady Admitted,
Though Number Applied.
Owing to repairs being made on th
house, 1C07 Fourteenth street, to be
used for the Old Ladies' home the for
mal opening which was to have taken
place yesterday has been delayed until
some time probably next week. How
ever the association has taken posses
sion and has placed Mrs. Moffatt i?i
charge as matron. Numerous
applicatiems for admission t
the home have been made but
so far only one lady has been ad
mitted. Arrangements for tho form:-.!
.opening have not been completed but
(the ladies in charge hope to be able to
open the home to the public next week.
To Curb Italian Emigration.
Rome, May 2. The government to
day nt'PSPntPll a lliil In nm-liamnn
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viuing for stricter emigration regulations.
Society of Army of the
Potomac Puts Self
ROOSEVELT IS HONORED
Statue of General McClellan
Unveiled Bsfore Noted
Washington, May 2. President
Roosevelt, was made an honorary mem
ber of the Society of the Army of the
Potomac at its :!7th annual reunion
here today. General N M. Curtis of
Ogdenburg, N. Y., was elected presi
dent. The other officers were re-elect e.l.
Several resolutions were adopted the
principal one being in favor of "every
effort, to supersede war by peaceful ar
I live 1 1 Moniiinenl.
Washington. May 2.--President Roose
velt, cabinet officers, and navy and
irmy officers, and nun prominent in
civil life participated this afternoon in
the ceremonies attending the unveiling
of a statue to General George B. Mc
Clellan which has been erected in this
city by the Society of the Army of the
Potomac. Hundreds of old soldiers
ittended the ceremones, and addresses
were made by President Roosevelt, and
Major Generals Sickles, Howard, and
MANY GOING TO
SEE MACOMB MEET
Local High School to be Well Repre-
semea in military Tract Events
Tomorrow at 0:15 a'comnanv of the
Rock Island high school students will
leave over the Burlington for Macomb,
where they are to represent the
school in the Military tract contest to i
be held there tomorrow. Rock Island
high school has the honor of being th
only school that is represented in both
essay and oratory contests as well as
athletics. Stewart Marquis will repre
sent the school in oratory and Mi?:?
Laurt Edith Whitrmore in the essa
contest. It is probable that a large
delegation of pupils will attend th"
meet. Mr. Wallace will have supervis
ion over the track team to cuiit ef
Steenberg. K. Fraser, A. Angel. Liitt.
Shinstrom. and Hubbard. Mrs. East
man of the high school faculty wiil
also accompany the students on tbo
trip. The train is scheduled to arrive
in Atacomti at 1 1: tomorrow morn
ing. Principal L. C. Dauahertv of the
Hawthorne school of this city will be
one of the judges in the girl's declam
ENGINEER MAY DIE
AS RESULT OF CRASH
William Cahill Badly Injured in Col
lision on D. R. . &. N. W.
William Cahill, an engineer on th?
D. R. I. & N. W. is confined at St.
Luke's hospital, Davenport, seriously
injured as a result of an accident .at
LeClaire yesterday afternoon in whioli
his engine was struck by an extra Mil
waukee freight. Mr. Cahill was thrown
from the cab window by the force of
the impact and in falling struck his
head on some hard object. His skull
was badly fractured and he may not
Mr. Cahill and Fireman Lamir ;a
the switch engine that does the worIj(
between Davenport and Clinton on lh;;
D. R. I. & N. W., were just pulling
out of LeClaire when the freight was
seen approaching. There was not time
to stop before the crash came. The?
fireman jumped and escaped. No one
on the freight was injured. Both en
gines were considerably damaged.
IS AGAIN APPLIED
Prominent Ohio Physician Killed by
Head of Household He Had
Ironton, Ohio, May 2. Dr. Wayne
McCoy, a prominent physician at South
Point, was shot and instantly killed at
midnight by Captain John Davis. Da
vis claimed he was defending the sanc
tity or nis nome, as he had returned
unexpectedly at midnight and found
McCoy in his wife's room.
FORMER ALMOST SET A MARK
Average of 43 Was Lowest for 33
Years March, on the Other Hand,
Warmest Since 1878.
April did not make a record for itself.
but it came within one of it. Coming
right on the heels of a March that al
most broke the heat mark, April was
the coldest experienced here since 1N74.
Last month the average was 43, while
in 1X74 it was 41. The latter was the
coldest since the establishing of the
local weather office 35 years ago.
March this year was warmer than
April, the average being 44, which was
the warmest since 1S7S, when the av
erage was 4S.
April's temperature" was seven de
grees below the normal during the last
... years. The highest temperature
was 74 on the 24th and the lowest 24
on the 14th. The greatest dailv range
was on the :!4th and the least daily
range was 5 on the 8th. The absolute
maximum temperature for the month
of April is S7 and the absolute mini
mum 14. Despiie the coolness of last
month, there is now an accumulated
excess of 2:!S since Jan. 1. an average
of 2 degrees a day.
ltninftill Won Light.
April was also below the average in
rainfall, the precipitation being but 1.9
inches, against an average of 2.0!)
inches for 35 years. The accumulated
deficiency jn precipitation since Jan. 1
is now .79 inches.
There were 12 clear days last month
C partly cloudy, and 12 cloudy. Killing'
frosts occurred on the 1st, f.th, loth,
14th, ;th, 17th. 2oth and 27th.
COAL FREIGHT UP
Railroads of Pittsburg District
Give Rates Record Break
unin ri.T nr. ,.,... 1
HOLD EAST OF MISSISSIPPI!
Companies Planning to Tack on Even
More All Classes of Goods
Pittsburg. May 2. Railroads in the
Pittsburg district have filed tariffs wi ll
the interstate commerce commission for
a general advance in freight rates ef
fective June 1. It is said the advance
this year is greater than was ever an
nounced in previous years. Practical
ly every freight rate will be advanced.
May Add Some More,
It is reported coal carrying roads are
now considering the question of mak
ing a still further advance in coal
freight rates. The new rates will af
fect all points east of the Mississippi
IS ATTRACTIVE YEAR BOOK
One Issued by the Endowment Fund
Society of Augustana College.
The Endowment Fund society of Au
gustana college has just issued a very
neat and attractive year book. It con
tains the names of the officers, mem
bers and committees and a list of the
dates of meetings, printed on good
quality of paper and neatly bound. The
various universities of the world will
be the topic for the year, and at each
meeting a paper will be read by some
members on one of the famous univer
sities. The society met yesterday af
ternoon at the home of Mrs. John Mag
nuson, CIS Forty-third street, and Mrs.
J. Hasselquist read a paper on the
"University of Paris."
TYPOS ELECT NEW OFFICERS
Annual Meeting of Tri-City Union is
Held at the Headquarters.
The Tri-City Typographical union.
No. 107, at a meeting at the headquar
ters in this city last evening elected
the following officers:
President O. W. LaRash, Daven
port. Vice President W. II. Carson, Dav
enport. Financial Secretary C. S. Osborn,
Recording Secretary Robert M.
Hackett. Rock Island.
Various committees were appointed,
and reports for the year submitted.
The election of delegates to the In
ternational Typographical union meet
ing at Hot Spring will be held on Mav
Gets Record for Immigrants.
New York, May 2. Ten trans-Atlantic
liners brought more than 15.000
aliens to this port yesterday, which is
a record number of Immigrants for one
WITN GOLDEN RULE AS BASE
Will Place Candidates for President
and Vice President of United
States Reelect Benkert.
At the afternoon session of the an
nual conference of the united Christian
party at the Watch Tower yesterday,
it was decided to make nomination for
president and vice president of the
United States for the election next,
year, if the old parties do not endorse
the decalogue and the golden rule as
the standard of government. The nom
inating of candidates was deferred un
til next year in the hope that the nlnt-
form of the Christian party may be ac
cepted by the older parties. It was
decided to se-nd out missiemaries to
preach the doctrine of the party.
Hen kerl ItrH.-ctril Imirmnn.
W. R. Benkert of Davenport was re-
elected national chairman, and Mrs. S.
C. Priddle of Chicago was elected vice
chaiiman to succeed Mrs. Grinnell, now
in Florida. Mrs. Kitty May Benkert
was reelected secretary, and Mrs. E.
Ballinger of this city was chosen as
sistant secretary. Chairman Benkert
was authorized to appoint an execu
tive committee of seven members, and
to select 24 elders to act as an ad
CIokcn With KveninK Sfsxiun.
The convention closed with a ses
sion last evening, at which addresses
were made by L. C. Coffin of Fort
Dodge. Iowa: Rev. F. II. Burrell of Mo
line; J. H. Buckley, national organizer
of the Sunday School association of
Philadelphia; H. B. Hayden. superin
tendent of the Rock Island schools, and
Mrs. Priddle of Chicago, John Stead of
Davenport, and Mr. and Mrs. John
Frey of this city.
At the business session a vote of
thanks was extended to the press for
the attention given to the meeting and
to the calls issued by Chairman Ben
kert. CALLS ATTENTION
. TO LOCAL ADVANTAGES
i.i.nQ noaa s circular Shows
Industrial Opportunities of
A large circular entitled "Opportuni
ties" has been issued by the Rock Is
land road. It deals with the advantages
of towns and cities on the lines of the
company, and will be largely referred
to by those seeking locations for in
dustrial enterprises. The city of Rock
Island is given a prominent position,
and is summed up as follows, under
the head of "Valuable Information:"
"County seat of Rock Island county;
on Mississippi river; has large num
ber of manufacturing plants embrac
ing almost all lines, particularly agri
cultural implements, vehicle factories,
and woodworking plants. I'nited
Slates government has a large arsenal
at this point employing l.'.oo people.
Augustana college of the Swedish
Lutheran church located here.
"Rock Island has all the public utili
ties. Three hotels. $1 and up."
lender the head of "Business Oppor
tunities" the circular says of this city:
"Excellent location for almost any
kind of manufacturing industry, par
ticularly on account of nearness to
principal markets; abundance of labor
and cheap fuel. Implement, vehicle
and machinery factories, especially,
will do well. Automobile factory. Corn
products plant. Cereal mill. Rock Is
land industrial commission offers valu
able inducements to secure first class
ASKED TO VISIT ALBANY
Rock Island Commandery Knight's
Templar Receives Invitation.
Rock Island Commandery, No. IS.
Knights Templar has just received an
invitation from the Chamber of Com
merce at Albany, N. Y., inviting the
commandery, or its delegates." to visit
Albany in connection with their trip to
the grand encampment of the Knights
Templar of the United States of Am
erica, which will be held at Saratoga
Springs, July 9 to 13.
The invitation is in itself unnsuallv
attractive and voices the "old Dutch
hospitality" for which Albany is '.
mou. The Albany Chamber of Commere is
one of the most progressive organiza
tions of its kind in the country and is
always ready to greet strangers w'io
may visit that beautiful city.
GET CONTRACT FOR DENVER
Collins Bros, to Build Moline Plow
Company's New Block There.
Collins Bros, of this city were tod.ty
awarded the contract for the Moline
Plow company's building in Denver.
There were five Denver contractors
who submitted bids, as well as a num.
.ber of others. The building is to be
r.rft r , .
ii, jiiu win oe six stori-?s
high. The contractors expect to begin
work on the contract in. about two
Chicago Grand Jury Hears
Charges Against Ex
Chief of Police.
OTHERS ARE INVOLVED
Accused of Collecting Campaign
Funds and Mutilating
Chicago, III., May 2. The grand jury
today commenced the investigation of
charges made against former Chief of
Police John M. Collins, in connection
with the recent municipal election.
Subpoenas were issued for .1C members
of the ludice force, directing them to
appear before the grand jury early to
AofiiMril of ('llfrtins Fund.
The charges against Collins, in
which other men high in the police de
partment are also said to be involved,
are that he directed the collection of
funds for the campaign of Mayor Dunne
contrary to the rules of the civil ser
vice commission, and also directed the
mutilation of records of the depart
ment. SHOCK OF INJURIES
RESULTS IN DEATH
Charles M. Parker, Thrown Under
Train Wheels, Dies 24 Hours
Later at Moline Hospital.
Charles M. Parker, who was injured
yesterday afternoon in attempting to
board the eastbound Rock Island mer
chandise train at East Moline, died
this afternoon at 1:43 at the Moline
city hospital, where he was taken im-me-diately
after the accident. In
boarding the train. Parker lost his
hold, and was thrown under the
wheels, as stated in The Argus Iat
evening. He was crushed about the
abdomen, and suffered a shock from
which he did not recover conscious
ness not returning after the accident.
An inquest is being held this afternoon!
The young man's father, who resides
in Ohio, has been notified, and will ar
rive in Moline tomorrow to take
charge of the remains.
HOLD A MOONLIGHT PARTY
Many Participate in Pretty Event at
the Roller Skating Rink.
About 700 spectators and skaters as
sembled at the big skating rink, last
evening to either witness or take pa -t
in the event of the season, the moon
light skating party. The rink was dec
orated with flags, bunting, and Japa
nese lanterns. The large arc lamps
were covered with green globes to gi, e
a moon light effect. The grand march,
led by Mr. Tremann and his daughter!
was probably the largest that has ever
been held at the rink, about HOi) skat
ers taking part. The rink will colse
Saturday evening of next week. George?
E. Work, manager of the rink, has
special features planned for nearly
every evening from now until the clos,
ing of the rink May 11. For the last
night, he has planned to have a Daven
port professional bicycle racer, race
with a trio of the fastest skaters in th
three cities, the race to be a three
mile relay. The skaters have bee.i
given a little the best of the race nv
allotting them the inside track, while
the rider will ride close to the railin;.
Unknown Vessel Goes Ashore
Off Deal, England, but
Deal, England, May 2. A large Ger
man steamer is ashore on Goodwin
Sands. Tugs and lifeboats have gone
to the vessel's assistance.
The steamer has not been identified
and is still fast. A heavy gale is
blowing and the vessel Is rolling heari
ly. It is doubtful if the tugs and lif
boats will be able to get alongside it.
The German ship, Wilhelmina, also
went ashore on Goodwin's today but
was subsequently refloated and prr!
This led to a report that the first
steamer was refloated and that her
name was the Wilhelmina.
The steamer is now afloat and rid
ing at anchor outside the sands. Her
name Is not ascertained.