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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 207.
THE AltGUS, SATURDAY. JUNE 15. 1 907. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ROCK HSLAND RAISES $100,000 NEW FACTORY FUND
AND THEN INCREASES AMOUNT BY NEARLY $20,000
PEACE DELEGATES TOLD
WAR CAN'T BE PREVENTED
Frankness of M. Nelidoff,
a Russian Delegate,
OPENS HAGUE MEETING
President Roosevelt Only Ruler
to Receive Compliments
The Hague, .Tune 1.". M. Nelidoir
opened the peace conference toilay by
affirming the universal peace and dis
armament were unattainable. The d
liberate utterance of the Russian,
.statesman, although pessimistic to the
extent referred to. were hopeful when
later he said he believed better meth
ods for the judicial adjustment of dis
putes were possible, even though all
conflicts between nations were no mote
avoidable than con diets between indi
viduals. I'lniMt-N merlin iin.
He greatly pleased the American del
egates by high tributes which he pai I
to President Roosevelt and Andrew
Carnegie, not mentioning any other
countries or rulers.
4. 1 ten l.llirrnl A Iiiki.
References to President Roosevelt in
speeches by Dr. Van 'lets Van Gotid
rain, the Netherlands foreign minister,
ami Nelidoff wete greeted with roumU
The ceremony lasted '2D minutes,
when .the conferences adjourned until
Jnpn Will Miirt AnylliliiK.
The Associated Press is authorized to
Mate the Japan se delegation to the
conference has no intention of raising
any question relating to the so-called
difference between the I'nited States
and the Japanese. All reports to the
contrary are pronounced nonsensical.
Floral Exercises to be Held at
Memorial Christian Church
DEDICATION OF FLOWERS
Program at the Central Church is to b:
"The Call of Spring" Given by
the Little Folks.
Children's day will be observed i i
morrow at the Memorial Christian
church. The bible school will convene
at rt:45 and at 10:15 the floral marcn
will be made to the auditorium wher
the services will he held. In the eve
ning the pastor. Rev. W. B. Clemnio
will begin a series of two sermons, the
one tomorrow to be in honor of wo
manhood and the topic of his talk will
be The ulory or womanhood . I U s
service will be in charge of the women
of the church but will not be excbi
sively for women. Special music will
lie given. Next Sunday evening's serv
ice will be in honor of men and boy;
The program for the children's day e::
Song, "Star of Promise" School.
Song. "Jesus, the Morning Star'
Scripture reading. Isaiah S):2". W.
Prayer Rev. W. B. Clemmer.
Recitation, "A Children's Day Vis
ion" Helen Parker.
Duet, for soprano and alto S'k
Dedication of Flowers.
Summer Flowers .Marguerite Anthonv
Violets Marie Smit i
Roses Marion Caldwet;
Roses Russell Carpenter
jj,,ds Seven children
Motion song. "Everything Sings in
Summer" Twelve children.
Recitation. "Is it Nothing to Me?"
Rotation "When Kitty- Led lit-'
rhoir" Fay Patlen.
notation "Be Lovely Within"
Recitation. "A Basket of Flowers' -Josie
Elsham and eight daisies.
Song, "If There's Sunshine" School
I Benedict ion Supei in l -iiiU'iit W.
Friends are reipie:
rs for the children
l the 4 ill ml
.ted to bring; fiov
ami the service.
I'rrvlii If Hull.
"Tito Call of Spring" is the title o!
the exercises to be given at the Cen
tral Presbyterian church tomorrow
morning at 1":45 o'clock at the service
for the children. The program fol
lows: Organ prelude Miss Cervin.
Processional, "The Call of Spting"--By
Presentation of cradle roll iiiciiihcis
and children for baptism.
Song, "Summer's Call to Praise"--liy
Exercise. "The Call of Spring" Ray
mond Russell. Clarence Larson. Milton
Song, "Voices of Spring" By schoo1.
Recitation. "The Happy Summer
Song" Margaret Nichols.
Song. "Our Golden Hay" By school.
Kxerclse. "The Call to Joy" Edith
Turner and Hazel Kane.
Recitation. "He Lovelv Within"--
Song and drill. "Hearts or Gold"
.Miss .Montgomery's class.
Exercise, "Tile Sunshine Rand"
Miss Sadie Rosenberg's class.
Solo and chorus. "The Cardeu of tU
Heart" Laura Schroeder and school.
Exercise. "Thank you. to Cod".
Address hy pastor. "How C!i
are Like Floweis."
Song. "Summer':; Busy World'
rlelimle ttOOIIi nni orsiiry
lomorrow is the m 1 1 1 anniversary
of the first celebration of communion
by the Episcopal church at Jamestown
and the day will be generally observe;
throughout the country. At Trinity
church communion will be celebrated
and llev. Gianviile H. Sherwood wid
deliver l sermon appropriate to the
READY FOR STRIKE
AT PACKING PLANTS
Chicago Teamsters Receive Orders to
Quit Work at Midnight No
Settlement in Sight.
Chicago, June 15. Final prepar
ations were begun todav for a strike of
packing house teamsters. Seeretaiy
Golden issued pn order for a walko.it
to begin at. midnight unless develop
meiits today warrant a cancellation of
the order and this is not expected.
I3WA RAILROADS AGREE
Enter Into Compact Not to Reduce In
Chicago, June 15. General passe i
ger agents of tailroads in Iowa met
here yesterday, concurred in the
agreement of lines in other western
stales not to make any reduction in in
terstate rate until the courts have de
cided the validity of the slate law fix
iitg two cents a mile as the maximum
$25,000 FOB HUSBAND
Big Verdict for Alienation of Affections
at Denver, Col.
Denver. Col.. June 15. District
Judge Whitfoid has awarded Mrs. Jose
A. Hill, wife of Frank W. Hill, dan
ages in the sum of $25,000 against Mrs.
Anna Bent, wife of Edward Bent, bank
er, of Ouray. Col., for alienation of the
affections- of her husband. All parties
concerned are prominent socially.
BAIL IS REFUSED
Formal Application For Mayor
Schmitz Meets With No
San Francisco. Cal., June 15. Bail
for Mayor Schmitz. convicted of ex
lortion was rciusctl today hy Judge
Dunne, when formal application wa
made by the mayor's counsel. Sen
tence will be pronounced June 27.
In refusing bail yesterday Judge
Dunne said: "in every criminal case
after conviction by a jury, the defen
dant is ordered into the custody of tin
sheriff. Any other disposition of thl
defendant certainly would have to be
preceded by, a proper and formal show
ing. That i9 a consideration I should
not even allow the prosecution f.o
MAKES A DENIAL
Governor Terretl of Georgia As
sures President He Was
IN JAMESTOWN INCIDENT
Made no Reflection .on Chief Execu
tive for Part in Shortening
June 15. President
received the following
Coventor Terrell of
"The publication of tin
responsible dav exer
Mitchell or myself feel a
ward you or that von are
tor shortening the Ceorgi
rises at I lie Jamestown exposition is
"In explaining the hurried manner in
which the program was carried out, I
stated to a number of prominent Geor
gians and newspaper reporters that thj
leview consumed more time than wa
estimated. Hence it was necessarv to
cut out or cut off some of the engage
ments, and in a hurried discussion i;
was agreed it were better to shorten
tne time allotted tor tnese arrange
ments lather than cut out any of them,
and 1 considerably abridged niv re
marks at the Georgia building, and you
All ;-ir(tl:in 1VH N:mir Way.
Personally, and as governor, I wish
to thank you for lending your presence
to Georgia day, and assure you every
true Georgian feels likewise. The sen
timent of the official badges for tiie
day expresses the sentiment of every
loyal Georgian whether at Jamestown
or at home 'Our country's president
and Georgia's grandson.' I consider
Georgia day at Jamestown a great sik
cess, and that yon made it so."
TRAIN IN A DITCH
Spreading Rails Leads to Two Deaths
Injured Rescued with
Minot, X. J)., June 1.V The great
Northern Oriental Limited went int-
I lie ditch at Palermo, 40 miles west of
Minot, at ". this morning. The engin
eer and fireman were killed, and sev
eral passenger injured. Every car
went into the ditch and the wreck
caught lite. The injured were rescued
Willi the greatest difficulty. The train
was going about 5o miles an hoiir'and
the accident was caused by spreading
Minot, June 1.".. Latest, reports from
Palermo say no one was killed. On.-
woman and two men. were batllv hurt.
Tile entile train was burned but the
mail was saved.
Cars Plunge Into Niagara.
Niagara Falls, June 15. L'arly today
three freight cars broke from a Grand
Trunk train in the middle of the lower
steel arch bridge and plunged into Ni
agara rapids. 250 feet below. The
bridge was considerably damaged.
BLACK HILLS CUT
OFF BY BAD STORM
Railway and Telegraph Lines Out of
Business Three Deaths are
Dead wood, S. D.. June 15. The Black
Hills have been entirely cut off from
communication with the outside world
since the evening of the 12th. A rain
and hail storm lasting six hours washed
out railroad bridges and tracks and de
stroyed telegraph lines. Three people
are known to have lost their lives. Mh
Anderson of Piedmont and two chii
dren were drowned in a cloudburst.
PEORIANS VISIT MOLINE
Boosters Given Reception at the Mo-
line Club in Evening.
The Peoria boosters yesterday after
noon found Rock Island business
men so greatly interested in the mov?
iiieni to uoost uock istanct mat tney
inane inetr stay nere brief, and went
to Moline. The visitors were in m?
city an hour or two in the afternoon
caning on menus ana business men
uere. in .uonne me J'eorians were
given a reception at the Moline clu!i
rooms in the evening, and greetings
were exchanged by the members of
the two organizations.
Steve Adams Shown to
Have Appealed for
Help When Arrested.
Defendant's Signature to Drafts
Drawn in Favor of Simp
kins is Identified.
Boise. June 15. When the Haywood
trial opened this morning. .1. T. Pender,
the detective who arrested Steve .d-
inis tit Ogden. was recalled. Senator
Borah stated to the court in the stat
ment made by Orchard and the testi
mony of Pender yesterday, that Adams
sent a telegram to Haywood, thus link
ing Adams as conspirator with Hay
wood, tile state had a right to introduce
Pender's testimony as to his know!
edge of the contents of the telegram.
Ailtim Sri I li ns 4 uisiirutiir.
Judge Wood ruled the state must lay'
a foundation to show the original tele
grams had been destroyed. The court
admitted the testimony as a declina
tion from Adams, whom the state set
iij) as a conspirator.
The telegram read: "W. I). Hay
wood. Denver: "I am in trouble; send
me $75 at once."
Pender was briefly cross examined,
and left the stand.
Sir- lit lu;iliirr on Drnft.
.1. C. Houston, assistant cashier of
the First national bank of Denver, was
called and identified Haywood's signa
ture m five drafts drawn in favor of
L. J. Simpkins. Richardson objected
to the introduction of the drafts be
cause they had no connection with the
murder of Steunenberg, bit? Judge
Wood ruled on the state's showing th
connection between Simpkins and th
teieiKiant tie would admit tiie dtalta m
BUT ONE IN BOAT?
Nothing to Indicate There Were
More in Launch Sunk at
RAFT RAISED TO SURFACE
Badly Wrecked, Showing There is nj
Doubt a Collision Took
Washington, June 15. Secretary
Metcaif this morning received a long
distance telephone message from Ad
miral Berry, commandant of the Nor
folk navy yard, saying the Minnesota'"
uuich had been raised to the surface
and the body of one fireman found.
The search for the other bodies is con
tinued. l Nmt if Duty.
Old Point Comfort. Va.. June 15.
Only the body of George Westphal, first
class fireman, who was found at the
post of duty, was in the Minnesota's
launch when it was raised to the sur
face. There was no trace of the other
10 men said to have been on hoard the
launch, and there was nothing to in
dicate the midshipmen were aboard
when the boat went down.
Crnfl Until? Wrrckeil.
The launch looks badly wrecked. Its
hull and part of the framework which
hold the canopy was so badly torn it
was impossible to tell whether the
flags were fastened down at the time
of the collision. There is no longer
doubt it was sunk by some other ves
sel, the condition of the boat complete
ly silencing all those who have said
the launch foundered during the storm.
In Kiglit I'tilhoniH.
Norfolk. Va., June 15. A grapplin
party yesterday located the battleship
Minnesota s launcn, in wtnen it men
were drowned, in eight fathoms of wa
ter off the Rip Raps. The mystery of
the vessel, if any, which caused the
sinking of the launch is still unsolved.
May Sutton Wins Title.
Beckenham. England. June 15. In
the championship round for the Kent
lawn tennis championship today May
Sutton of California beat. Mrs. Lam
bert Chambers, the title holder.
HONOR THE DEAD
Rock Island Odd Fellows to
Hold Memorial Services To
morrow at the Cemetery.
THREE LODGES TAKE PART
Members Meet at Hall at 1:30 and
March Up Seventeenth Street to
Take Cars for Chippiannock.
Tomorrow afternoon the Odd
lows of Rock Island will hold exereis-.i
in memory of departed members of th .
order. The services will be participat
ed in by members of Eudora Rebekah
lodge No. 7.'!. and by Uock Island bulge
No. is, and I'cal lo.ige No. t;us. Th
ineinbirs will meet at Odd Fellows
hall at l::io in the afternoon and take
cars for Chippiannock cemetery al 2
o'clock at Sixth avenue and Sixteenth
street. The members will march froii
the hall up Seventeenth street to lake
the cars there.
I'rtiuniiii :il emrler.v.
At Chippiannock cemetery at 2:"0.
the following program will be carried
out. J. A. Reid acting as master ot
Recognition of I rot lani.ition of the
Grand Master, by Past Noble Grand.
W. H. Scott.
Song, select" 1 Stockliam's tpiartet.
Reading the names of ii-ceasd
members of R:ck Island Ijx!ge. No.
IS; leal Lodge, No. ;; Ktnlora
bekah Lodge No. T-',. I. O. O. F.
Song "Nearei My God to Thee".
Kulogie Bv i he Chaplain.
Song, selected Quartet.
Prayer By the Chaplain.
Opening I'.i-t Noble Giant!, W. 11
Invocation Bv the Chaplain.
Decoration of monument dedicated
to the departed sisters and brotheis
of Kndora Rebekah Lodge. No. 7:'..
Rock Island Ldge, No. IS. and IVal
Lodge. Np.JVS. I. O. O. F. who aie a
Song, selected By tin
Memorial address K.
and H. W. G. Boslock.
Song, selected Quartet.
Prayer and Benediction By
Tin- Itrml Mrmlirrx.
Following is the roll of dead mem
bers of the three lodges:
Kndora Rebekah lodge No. 7:'.. M' ;.
S. 1?. Stoddard. Mrs. Jennie Peck. M s.
Angeline Harding. Lena Uartou. John
Kttnkle. William Reading. James Hard
ing. Mrs. Mary I-:. Iglehart. .1. W. Her
bert. Mrs. Minnie Coff. Mrs. Mary
Ranson and Mrs. Rebekah Herbert.
Rock Island lodge. No. IS. Ha'is
Knticld, John Dietz. D. Caniah in.
George Schneider. Marcus Detjeii.-.
l'eter Stelk. C. S. Newberry. William
Kale. A. F. Cutler. Cyrus Churchill.
William Kcker. Liba Colbnrn. A. Chri s
topher, James Shield. F. Teis. Willi, li
Rinck, S. P. Miller. Gus Wilken. M.
Koch, C. F. V. hiflen. T. W. Ransom.
K. Krell. S. M. Coplin. George Reaugh.
D. F. Kinney. Casper Fielder. B. !".
Iray. Amos Block, H. Bnrgower. I.
Wollenhaupt. Philip Mitch. D. Bowen
T. A. Johnson. Ferdinand Davis. W. L.
Sweeney. Chris Schocker, A. Nesber.
C. B. Knox. John Froboes. .1. lnliring
er, William A. Johnson. William Bet;.
John Schnitzer. Jacob Oblweiler.
Charles Arnold. H. Bvtntenback. J. P.
Siroehle. John Hawes. D. Dawes. P.
Nisson. A. Nisson, George Dnrman. P.
Cottsman. James Harding. Robert 11.
ndrews. E. C. Sweet land, J. R. Hub 3-.
M. Frbs, S. B. Stoddard, W. H. Treti.:
enschuh. Charles Engel, Edgar O. Val
entine. George Hill. Clemens louug.
Francis Papp. Owen Fullhani. V. H.
Todd. Isaac Heinsfurter. E. C. Stafford.
Frank Fitzpatrick. George W. Aste-.
John Aster, F. Jackins, George Wagner
and Thomas Jenkins.
I'cal lodge. No. COS. William F. I"
erson. Swan Youngren. W. H. Barber
J. G. Gansert. C. W. Herbert.
McTaggart. J. W. Herbert
Smith and John W. Daiber.
TAFT RESUMES HIS TRIP
Secretary's Sudden Illness at St. Paul
Is Not Serious.
St. Paul, June 15. Secretary Taft
who became suddenly ill yesterday
was much better today. He will leave
tonight for Sioux Falls and other north
BOND ISSUE NOT NEEDED
Cortelvou Announces Intentions Re
garding Panama Bonds.
Washington. June la. There is no
longer any doubt as to Secretary Cor
telvou's intention with respect to !ho
issue of Panama bonds. After givin
the question much thought he ha
definitely decided and so announced
that there is at present no necessity
for such issue. The matter therefo
RUSS DOM DEFIES CZAR
may be regarded as settled for at least
st-vera I months and possibly for ;-.
much longer time. The S::i;.om.(mi
four per cent bonds which will mature
July 2 next, will be redeemed in I'm!!
on ami after that date, the s::u.(iuu.iioii
government deposits which w re called
from the national depository banks last
Wednesday being used for that pur
INDICT THE SHERIFF
B. H. Stiers, Former Henry
County Official, Held for Il
legally Retaining Fees.
OCCASIONS SURPRISE HERE
Charged That Money Received fo
Taking Prisoners to Institutions
Belongs to County.
News of the indictment of B. H.
Stiers. former sheriff of Henry county,
by the gland jury at Cambridge, wa
leccived here las; evening, and occa
sioned much surprise among the friends
of the former official here. Mr. Stiers
is charged with the embezzlement or"
some $2.i;oo of the comity money while'
.-or!iig as stiei itt. lie ciiarge grows
out ol' the report of the auditors wh j
have bt en investigating tie- books of
the county officials. It is claimed that
sheriff illegally retained the fees
eceived for transporting prisoners
penitentiary, reform school,
of correction, insane hospital.
and other state
been rlu custom
institutions. It has
of all of the sheriffs
in the state to retain these special fees,
and. in fact in one county the officer
t 'trued the money over to the couiilv
:md the board of sui i vism ivimmii,!
It Willi t he eYliIrilinf ion iteit ! -mut .-
had no claim on the money.
I':iil it llm-k.
When it was reported that the audi
tors had found shortages in his ac
counts. Mr. Stiers returned from Cali-
oruia. and settled for the amount the
litditors claimed was due. last week
l"he grand jury is reported to haw
'etui lied a numb")- of indictments
gainst other officials and prominent
men of Cambridge, bin these were sun.
pressed for set vice.
Judge Graves left this morning for
anibiidge on hearing of the charge
gainst Mr. Stiers. who is a warm poi-
sonal fiiend. Attorneys here are of
the opinion thai the indirt m..m j
gainst the official can not be sustiin
d. It is understiMid that a Reck Island
Jttorney will be retained for the de
OFFER OF SERVICES
WAS MOT ACCEPTED
Manufacturers Turn Down Prooosi.
tion of State Board of Arbitra
tion in East Moline.
The services of ihe board of aiibifa.
lion were not accepted by the Last Mo
line manufacturer:; Vester.la v :ni,l the
board members have departed without
being able to accomplish anything to
ward til" settlonii lit of the difficulty b.--
i ween tiie moldcrs and machinists an 1
the manufacturers. The board foit'i.1
yesterday morning that it could not. at-
in the matter by arbitration, as the
tufsiiuu oi individual conuacts is pi
tbe bottom of the trouble. The board
yesterday afternoon offered its serv
ices as mediators, but the employes
t;ia not atcept me oner. 1 ne citizens
committee appointed May L':i was com
pleted today, and is to b made pu'i
lie late this afternoon in Moline.
BIG DAM BREAKS
Wall of Water Rushing Down
Cache la Poudre River
Ft. Collins, Colo., June 13. G ret
alarm is felt here over the report that
the big dam at Chamber's lake h:
ing several million feet has gone out
and that a wall of water five feet hi;
is now rushing down the Cache I
Poudre river. It is believed all people
living on the river banks have escape
but it is feared many fisherman have
Decision Made Though
Formal Action is
CITY FULL OF TROOPS
Serious Disorders May Attend
Execution of the Emper
St. Petersburg, June 15. Tile second
Russian parliament, the Associated
Press is informed on ministerial au
thority, will be dissolved tonight bv
imperial edict as soon as the lower
house acts on Premier Stolypin's ulti
iiiatum. The city has again assumed
ihe appearance of an armed camp.
Throughout the night and today de
tachments of infantry and cavalry have
been arriving anil the industrial sec
tions of the city literally bristled with
troops. All railroad stations are watch
ed by secret police in order to prevent
'.-rape f the social democratic depu
ties ami revolutionary agitators, among
whom a general exodus is expected to
begin as soon as parliament is dis
solved. i:i-t i rriniH 'l'rouhlr.
In spite of these alarming prepara
tions, however, there is slight expecta
tions among the reasonable elements
of the imputation that serious disorders
will fellow the dissolution of parlia
ment. Strikes i.i factories and perhaps
miner collisions in the streets are an-
iticipated. but the numbers of troops
f?reat to permit of an armed
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With tbe exception of official Rossia
and Novoe Vremya. the newspapers
unanimously criticise the- government'-?
action and see in Hie demand for the
ttspeiision of the social democratic
members the real reason for the disso
lution of parliament.
Ak! More 'I line.
The parliament committee which has
been examining the indictments of 55
social (bmocratic members has decid-
(1 it is impossible to review all the
vidence today and will ask the house
ii give it until Monday to report. The
premier s attitude on the postponement
not yet manifest, but it may result
in deferring the- crisis until next week.
The committee was given until Mo i
: to report and parliament adjoin n
d until then.
-fi- I lie 4 'znr.
St. Petersburg. June 15. The douma
ast night defied the czar by refusing
to surrender those of its members ae-
used of plotting against the govern-
Vn extraordinary session of ihe
ouncil of ministers was held last night
to discuss the decision of the lower
The douma rejected PremierStolypin'?
ultimatum for the immediate suspen
sion of 55 deputies for membership in
he social democratic party, and the
subject has been referred to a com
mittee. Although the committee was
instructed to reon this evening, it is
known in advance that the decision on
the main question will be adveise, and
that the (iu:riiu w.ll acceut the recom
St. Petersburg, June 15. A dispatch
from Tula reports Count Tolstoi is ser
500 GOES ON A ROCK
of Officers of Irish Express
Averts a Panic and Ves
sel is Refloated.
Holyhead. Wales, June 15. The Irish
express steamer Anglia. with more than
5(10 passengers, struck a submerged
rock in a thick fog this morning. The
passengers were greatly alarmed, but
the officers maintained order. After
half an hour the Anglia succeeded in
getting off and the passengers were
landed. The Anglia's bow was stove in
above and below the water line.
Onion Crop Destroyed.
Warsaw, Ind.. June 15. Rains have
devastated the lowlands about Nappan.
nee, ruining the onion fields, the lar
gest in the middle west. The losses
Sare estimated at half a million.