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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 2(H). THE AKGUS, TUESDAY, JTXK 18. 1007. TEN PAGES. PK1CK TWO CENTS.
FIRST STEP FOR GREATER ROCK
FOR GREATEST DEMONSTR.AT
Way Cleared to Present
Evidence of Threats
LETTERS BROUGHT IN
Haywood Kept Mrs. Orchard
Deceived as to Husband's
Poise. Ithiho. .lime IS. The Haywood
tilal was resumed iliis iniii'ii!... Harry
Orchard was recalled to ilie stand and
examined for impeachment hy Richar I
Kiih. It became evident the defense pro
posed It) bring a number or witnesses
tu prove that Orchard hai! for years
nursed a vengeful spile against Steun
enherg, and had repeatedly made
threats against him.
l)Miril Itr 'I'ltlil !u1-iitioiiM.
In reply in questions. Orchard denied
he ever told .Max .Malice tif Denver
that he was going to kill Stcuncnberg.
even if he swung: itr that Steiinenberg
was mean: r that had it not heen for
Sleimenberg he would have heen a
millionaire because Orchard had own
d a 1 fit ti share of the Hercules min".
and Sieunenberg had driven him out
of the state. Orchard was very positive
in his replies ami showed no hesita
tion. I)ll Xot Mention l. OIIiitk.
Witness also denied he had told I .()'.
tie lay, in a room at the Helmont ho
tel in Denver, that he intended to kill
Steiineiibetg, or had made similar
threats in the hearing or presence of
others, or had told Dr. .1. S. MeGee. for
merly of Wallace, that Tie was a spy
and that he was going to get even with
I.i-M-i-m StrmiK Kvldeiice.
The state prod need a number of let
ters written by Orchard and one by
Haywood, the purpose of which was to
show there hud been a conspiracy to
deceive Mrs. Orchard of ('tipple Creek
as to the whereabouts of Orchard in
the spring and summer of liiu.V The
defense vigorously protested against
the i 1 1 1 roditction of the matter on re
direct examination, but the court ruled
if it was Improper on redirect he would
permit the state to reopen its examina
tion. MOTHER OF ACCUSED
MAN IN ROCK ISLAND
T rank Whiting, Held in Ohio for Mur
der, Scion of Prominent Illinois
Family Father Minister.
According" to Peoria liewspapets
Frank Whiting, awaiting trial at Sid
ney, Ohio, on a murder cnarge is a
member of a prominent family of that
city and formerly lived also at. Canto;;
111. His mother. Mrs. Lucy Whit'uu.
now maKes tier notue wttti tier daugh
ter in Kock Island. Whiting's father
was the late Ilev. Mr. Whiting, a lia
tist minister well known in this part of
the state. He h:ts sev ral brother
who are all more or less prominent
one being llev. John V. Whiting, pas
tor of the Baptist church at Kewanee.
The accused man is the only black
sheep of the f:mily and has had a
checkered career. He is held lor kill
ing a man whom he and a companion
had attempted to rob.
PAST WEEK NEARER THE
AVERAGE FOR SEASON
But One Degree Below Normal, and
There Was Plenty of Sunshine
and Sufficient Rain.
Weather of the past week was the
most nearly norfnal of any of the
spring or summer, according to the
regular bulletin for Illinois issued by
the agricultural department. The sum
mary of the bulletin follows:
"The wfek ending .Monday, June 17.
was by far the most favorable of the
season. The mean temperature was
nearly normal; there was a long dura
tion of blight sunshine, and while the
rainfall was deficient in some locali
ties, sufficient moisture was conserved
from previous rains to meet all require-
metits. Excepting portions of tin'
southern district, where showers the
first part of the week delayed field
work, farming operations were active
ly prosecuted, and much progress was
made. The daily mean temperature
was alxiiit 1 decree below the seasonal
average. The highest temperature re
corded was !C degrees on the lf.th:
tile minima were all above 45 degrees.
Showers occurred over a considerable
area of the southern half of the state
the fust four days of the week. The
week closed with high temperatures
and uninterrupted sunshine. The aver
age of bright .sunshine for the week
was about To per cent."
OLD MAN IS STRUCK
BY C. B. & Q. TRAIN
John Roth of Muscatine Sustains Prob
ably Fatal Injuries Near the
John Roth, aged about 7". and sun
posed to live near Muscatine, wis
st rue!; hy the south hound Hreadstown
train of the Ilurliugtoii at :! o'clock
this afteinoo tam the approach of :li
Gn scent bridge. He sustained a re
severe fracture of the skull and will
ptobably die. He was walking on thr
embankment. The victim of the aeci
dt nt is a member of the G. A. K.. be
longing to Shelby Norman post. No
He served in Company G. 7th
He was removed to St. Anthony's
hospital and placed under the care f
PLAN FOR ENTERTAINMENT
Committees Appointed for Fall Benefit
of Bethany Home.
The members of the Bethany Pro
tective association interested in the
big entertainment to be given either
September "o or October 1. met last
evening in the parlors of the Harper
house and discussed the plans for the
affair. The different committees and
also chaperons for the various special
ties we.v appointed. Ariangeinen.s
were made for a street parade of th.
participants, to take place the fir-.t
day in Moline and the second day in
CHOSEN THE0S0PHIST HEAD
Mrs. Besant Made World President of
Kansas City. Mo.. June IS. Mrs. An
nie" Itesant of Adynr. India, the noted
writer ami lecturer on matters occult,
has hem defied world president of
the Theosophical society to succeed the
e Colonel Henry Steele Olcott,' for-
inetiv of New ork, according to a pri
vate cablegram received in this city
Will Attend Big Shoot.
A iiunier of tin- tri-city livp shootr-'s
are making arrangements to attend the
annual Grand American Handicap
hoot in which shooters from all over
the I'nited States and Canada, will
participate to be lit Id in Chicago, June
HI to ".-. A number of those going in
tend to compel? while the others will
be spectators. A special meeting o!
the local club will be held this evening
at Lange's barber shop, to make .u
langements for the annual Fourth if
Many on Excursion.
The nuxmligh: excursion given -hi
the steamer .1. S. last evening hy the
Norfolk club was a decided success,
the lioat. being well crowded wi'.h
pleasure seekers. The boat left the
Kock Island harbor at S o'clock and
picked up peopl?1 on the Davenport
side. The liooster crowd, had then a.
semhled on the river front and they
again returned' to Rock Island and looi;
on more excursionists.
Homeopathists in Session.
Norfolk, Va... June 18. The Amer
ican Institute of Homeopathy opened
its sixty-eighth annual session at. fh;?
Jamestown exposition yesterday with
"idii delegates in attendance. Reports
of standing committees were received
and several proposed amendments to
by-laws were presented.
Chicago Heat Kills.
Chicago June IS. Three deaths and
many prostrations hecause of the heat
were reported to the police by 10 todav.
The mercury at that hour stood at S7
The Ruth was north aad south. Th.5
J. S. went north. The Columbia came
in from the south.
The stage of water was 7.0ti all day
GUILT NOT PROVED
Senator Foraker Asserts Ne
groes May or May Not Have
Shot Up Brownsville.
EVIDENCE IS CONFLICTING
Microscopic Examination Upsets Theo
ry Based on Finding of Shells
and Bullets, He Declares.
Washington, June IS. Senator For
aker of Ohio last night gave out a writ
ten statement summing up the testi
mony taken by the senate committee
tin military affairs in the Mrownsvilk'
inquiry, and declaring that it fails to
show that any soldier took part in the
Own Ten I (in on v m Sliukrn,
.Mr. Foraker says, in part: "The tes
timony given hy the soldiers in their
own behalf is not. in my opinion, shak
en by the testimony given by the citi
zens of Brownsville. That testimonv.
in the first place, is lint a repetition of
what first was taken by the citizens'
committee and afterwards more elab
orately retaken by Mr. Furdy. No im
portant item of new evidence has been
brought forward against the soldiers in
this examination. Ninetv per cent of
what the citizens have testified about
had relation to matters over whica
there was no controversy. The only
dispute is its to whether the raiders
weie identified as soldiers of the gar
rison. Iiln-il IV 1 i'rilKI-lIC.
"There are two kinds of evidence re
lied upon to show the soldiers did it.
One consists of shells and bullets thai
were secured from the streets and
houses of Biownsville. The results of
microscopic inspection completely dis
posed of this part of the case. The only
other testimony is that of people wlo
claim to have been eyewitnesses of the
shooting. According to .Major Penrose,
the night was so dark that he could not
at a distance of lu feet tell anything
.about how a man was dressed.
I:iy Tnkr More Trxtimoiiy.
"I do not know whether any more tes
timony will he taken, and. of course,
do not know, if any should be taken,
just what it will be. but I have no hesi
tation in saying that the testimony tak
en down to this time utterly fails, in
my opinion, to show that the soldiers
or any of them had anything whatever
to do with the shooting up of Biowns
ville." DES MOINES SHOCKED
BY RELIGIOUS MANIA
Mrs. Scott M. Ladd, Wife of State Su
preme Court Justice. Arrested
for Leading Meeting.
Des Moines. Iowa, June IS. Mrs.
Scott M. Ladd. wife of Justice Ladd of
the Iowa supreme court, was arrested
here last night for disturbing the peace
at the peculiar religious services over
which she presides.
At the religious services which Mrs.
Ladd has been conducting the devotees
writhe on the floor like epileptics, leap
into the air. chatter, scream, gnasn
their teeth, or heat themselves over Hie
head. Staid religious circles of Des
Moines have been profoundly shocked
by the revelations concerning this pe
TAFT ON THE WAY TO OMAHA
Secretary Completes Tour of DakotoS
and Starts South.
Hot Springs, S. D.. June IS. Sec
retary Taft and party made the first
stop in the Ulack Hills at Hot Springs.
staying an hour yesterday. The tim
was spent inspecting- the national san
itarium and making a 15-miiiute ad
dress. The secretary had fully recov
ered in health, excepting for a cold.
At Rapid City Tafts train was met
hy a delegation of students from th
government Indian school to whom lie
fpoke briefly. From Sturgis he w-ts
conducted hy a military escort to Ft
Meade. He -inspected the fort and re
viewed the troops. The party left in
the evening for Omaha.
TYPHO D AT PITTSBURG
Disease Again Epidemic Due to Poor
Pittsburg. Pa., June IS. Typhoid
fever is again an epidemic in this city
rorty-one ne cases were reported m
the past 24 hours. Since June 1 there
have been 228 casea Impure water
bupply is assigned as the cause for the
Duke Wins Divorce.
Trenton, N. J June IS. The court
of errors and appeals has affirmed the
decree of the court of chancery grant
Ing a divorce to James B. Duke the
wealthy tobacco man, from his wife;
Believed There Was No
Law to Stop Cot
CONSULTED A LAWYER
Personally Assured President
System Was Perfect and
Washington. June IS. le n the dial
of F.dwaid S. Holmes. Jr.. n divulging
information as to clop npo,i a, is re
sunn d today. I.. C. Van Kiper. ilte New
Yoik broker, continued his testimony.
"Did Holmes evT I:. 11 with oil as
to what would happen in him if it was
known he was giving ii.tt information'.'"
"He did. In Decerning- Si.- said noth
ing; eouid happen to him: tha; he had
had legal advice, and knew there was
no law covering the cu.-e."
'4iiiLr:i1ul.'tt'il li lriiil.il.
Van Riper also .-said Holmes had told i
him on a former occasion, m l'.ei:; when
there had been leaks hi tile reports. In
had gone to the White house to assure
the pitsideiil the system was perfect,
and had recti veil the president's con
gratulations on its excell. nee.
AMERICA MAKES GIFT OF MILLIONS
TO CHINA 8Y WAIVING BOXER CLAIMS
Washington. D. C. June 1. Pre-i-dent
Uoosevel: has just made the mo-!
stupendous gift to China that t ie
Fluted Suites or any oilier government
lias ever made to a fori in nation.
I Through Secretary Root he has no'i-
fied Sir Chentung Liang Cheng, the
nuiese liimisi ( r.
relinquish the dif
fence between the tot til
and claim incurred in i lu
f the boxer icvolt of l'.aiu
itnount winch tuna agreed to pay t
this country in ; at isfaciion there.'!'.
he difference is lix il ollieially at th '
iicrtnous figure of $Ji.iiii'i.iiuii.
l-:.:iitipla for Oilier.
P.eyotid the nn re geiwrosii y of th.'
ift there aie international aspects f
the president's action which will be
promptly considered by foreign chati-
MRS. POTTER PALMER TO MARRY AN
Ignition. June is. The
Minister when questioned
mbs. rarrER falmer.
garding the report he was engaged
t. v t
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Steamboat Inspector Summons
Crew of Tug That Sunk
WILL FIX RESPONSIBILITY
fiodier. of rive of the Drowned Sailors
Recovered, All Badly Mu
tilated. Norfolk. Va.. June IS. The body of
Midshipman Walter Carl I'lrich of .Mil
waukee, one' of those who went down
on tl:e ill-fated launch of the battle
ship Mimic sola last Tuesday, was found
late yesterday. This makes live bodies
ivcoveied thus far.
r- l t uii Mimiiioneil.
The entire crew of the New York,
I'hiladelphia k Norfolk railroad tug
Crisfield was ordered to appear before
Supervising Steamboat Inspector Oast
today for examination to determine
whether that boat or its low was re
sponsible for the wrecking of the Min
The body of Seaman Charles I.ioyr.11
Yanderu was found today in Hamptu
I'ourlli HimIv I-'oiinal.
Newport News, 'a.. June IS. Clad
in full naval uniforms and wiih faces
and hands fearfully mutilated the bod
ies of .Midshipmen I. H. Field of Vir
ginia, (lass of linn;: V. II. Stevenson,
North Carolina, class l!tn;, and F. V.
liolcoml) of Delaware, class IliuT. wet'.'1
found in Chesapeake bay yesterday.
The bodies, after being examined and
identified, were taken by the naval tug
Potomac to the naval hospital at Ports
mouth. celloiies. In the first place, the re
linquishment of the difference between
the amount. China agreed to pay anl
that justly due establishes a prece
dent for like action on the part of
Russia, Germany, France. Japan, aud
Great iiritaiii. each of which demand
ed indemnities far in excess of the
expenses actually incurred and en
damages suffered by their subjects.
In the second place Japan will lim1:
upon it as a tremendous bid by lie1
I n':t d Slates lor the sympalhy
friendship of China, s-onielliing site ha
been enih a voril'.g to secure through
upholding the principle of social equal
ity belweett the yellow and white racs
in the San Francisco disturbances.
This is the second time the Fnitel
States lias sought to ease the tremen
dous financial burden which the boxer
levolt placed upon China's shoulders.
if poll is absolutely mil rue".
Chiciig-o. June 1S. The Tribune last
night received advices from Ixmdon
telling of the engagement of Mrs. Pot
ter Palmer to Aubrey Fitzclarelice.
earl of Minister and Ihuon Tewks
bury. The engagement, lias not been
announced officially, hut The Tribune's
corespondent declared there was no
doubt an understanding had luvu
reached and that publication would fol
low in a few days. The wedding will
take place in Ixmdon in the fall.
The peer who has wun the heart and
fortune of Chicago's social leader is a
bachelor 45 years old, and not blessed
with a siiper-abundanoe of this world's
goods. He, however, is said to be
handsome and a man of charming man
ners. He has had no public care r
other than that of Gentleman Usher L
King Edward. His Jndon resideno:
is "! Elizabeth street .Eaton square
and he has a house at Brighton.
Hoynl llliHiil lu 1 1 1 VrlitK.
The carl has royal blood in his vein."?
He is the fourth of the line, the first
being a natural son of King William
IV., created earl on June 4. 1S:!1.
The announcement that Mrs. I'alni-r
is to wed an English lord will create
no surprise among Chicago society
folk. From time to time it had been
reported thai she w-as engaged to h
married into foreign nobility, though
never with the authority of the pres
Some little surprise, however, hi
been aroused by the fact that, it is tin
earl of Munster. who has won the ban.
!of the widow of Chicago's pioneer mil
o j lionaire.
Previous reports had coupled
re - her name with dukes and even prints
MAYOR SGHMITZ REMOVED
FROM OFFICE AT FRISCO
nil of great wealth and social prestige
With the union of Chicago millions
the crest if the house of .Monster w!l
be regilded and the estates le.-aored ;
their ancii nt prestige.
! or tile rejuvenation oi the ear: s es
tablishiiietu Mrs. Palmer will bring ait
iiicomevf more than $:!.".. nun a year.
derived entirely from the Chicago ivil
estate and other properties left by M -.
Palmer at his death in r.t"li. Mi
lliliter hits proved a prudent adinini--trator
of the estaie. which at that tine
was estimated to be worth $s.Uuu.ii i .
and which has steadilv iucieased in
COURTS REFUSE TO
Clandestine or Cernau Masons
Fight in State Courts of
Ohio. June 1S.
ineni of the circuit court in the New-
York lodge of .Masons vs. Itufus N.
Weaver, trustee. This judgment means
that so far as the courts of Ohio are
concerned, the clandestine or Cernau
Masons will not be recognized.
The New F.iigland lodge of Worth
ingtoti embraced claiuiesiinisni about
fifteen years um. That branch of .Ma
sons being under the ban of the grand
lodge of the state, a number of mem
hers seceded and formed a new lodge
This suit grew our of a controversy as
to the ownership of the properly belong
ing to the old lodge.
LONDON HAS 79,000 WHO
DEPEND ON BEGGING
Report Shows That the Average Mendi
cant Makes More Than the Av
London. June IS. Pegging has Ion.:
bein illegal in England and offenders
ate liable to various terms of impris
onment. Nevertheless thousands in
London evade the law and live in com
fortable idler-ess. The annual report
of the London .Mendicant society just
issued states that it is probably no ex
aggeratioll to sa that more than $"'!"
e1 1 nun annually is given haphazard to
'"'beggais in the streets of Loudon, anl
ithat probably the average beggar earns
more than the average workman. The
I society, which exists to investigate the
begging business, to help deserving
cases, and as.-ist in punishing incoriogi
hies, possesses "'AoL'u records of street
MAKE YOUNG TAFT THE
WHOLE SHOW AT YALE
Harvard With Luster of Roos
Name not Allowed to
New Haven. Conn.. June IS. Iir
zo V. Taft. son of the Secretary of
War, was somewhat disturbed when
he was informed by the facility of Yaie
university that he had failed to wh
the YVoolsey prize for excellence in
ljatin during his freshman year. Young
Taft split the prize with G. II. Coau oi
Hartford, as thev were declared bv the
faculty to he tied.
This is the only prize open to fresh
men that young Taft, has failed to win
outright, and h" explains his failure to
make a clean sweep by saying that
news of his father's ill health affected
turn nnia voraniv. He won tlv prize ri
reek, mathematics and general scln!
GIVEN VOTE OF CONFIDENCE
French Deputies Support Plan to
Prosecute Wine Growers.
Paris. June IS. The action of th
government, in determining to prose
cute the agitators in the south or
France led to a lively debate in thr
chamber of deputies today hut after a
tumultous session, the cabinet secure
n indirect vote of confidence by il:
large majority of 2"i4.
A RIVAL OF STANDARD OIL
Barnsdale Company, with a Capital of
$10,000,000, Is Given Charter.
Dover, Del., June 18. A new tival of
the Standard Oil company was incor
porated here yesterday when a charter
was issued by the state department to
the Harnsdaie Oil company of Pitts.
burg. Pa., with a capitalization of $10,
OOO.UOO. The incorporators are W.
Clingman, H. B. Kester, and J. T. Fu
long, all of Pittsburg.
Supervisor Gallagher is
Temporarily in His
ANOTHER CHANGE SOON
Grand Jury May Probe At
tempts to Approach the
San Francisco. Cal., June IS. .Mayor
igene K. Schinitz was removed from
office yesterday. This is the first step
tale, n by the graft prosecution in the
execution of the plan to restore good
government. The ground on which the
mayor was removed is that, owing to
his incarceration in the county jail fol
lowing his conviction on a felony
charge, he no longer is able to per
foim his official duties.
Supervisor Gallaghir will be act ins
mayor, but only for a few days. The
icsignation of one of the supervisors
wiil make room for the appointment
of a responsible citizen, who will take
Gallagher's place as ad ing mayor.
l:iv t'nl I lirnnil Jury.
The grand jury may be called in
misting this week to investigate the
alleged attempts to approach the
Schmitz jury during its: drawing and
while it was staying at a hotel durinR
It is also announced that the investi
gation of the "fight trust" has not been
completed. The trust paid, it is said.
$."uii to each of Ihe supervisors for ex
clusive permits. The announcement is
made that the fight trust is to be ac
MEET TO DISCUSS
THE PUBLIC LANDS
Convention of Trans-Missouri States
Assembles at Denver with
Denver. Col.. June IS. Called togeHl-
lor tue discussion . of public land
piestions. with a view to formulating
policy and urging legislation in ac-
ordaiice therewith, nearly a thousand
pr seiitaii ve citizens representing all
le trans-Missouri stales met iu con
dition bete todav.
Fiom Washington have come James
Garfield, secretary of the interior:
ifford I'inehot. chief of the forestry
epartnieut; I-. H. Newell, head of the
eclamaiioti service, and K. A. Halling-
cuminissiener general of the land
Mice, representing President Koose-
It. and prepared to give all possible
information as to the policies of t lie
lminist ration in the control and regu-
tt ion of public lands.
OF FIVE MEN LEFT
Explosion of Gelatine Department of
Powder Mill at Williamsport,
Williamsport. l'a.. June IS. Five
men were killed in tin explosion in tae
latine department of the Sirinema-
honing Powder Manufacturing com-
any at Sinnemahoning today. Only
fragments of the debris were found.
It is impossible to ascertain the cause
of the explosion.
BELIEVES REPORT IS CORRECT
Tokio Credits Rumor Aoki Is to Be
Tokio, June IS. There are strong in
dications that Ambassador Aokl will
be recalled. There is an inclination to
connect his recall with Premier Saion-
ji's audience with the mikado this
morning after the cabinet council.
TRY TO SAVE BOY; FOUR DIE
Mother, Aunt and Two Sisters Lose
Lives in Washington Lake.
Seattle, Wash., June IS. Five mem
bers of the Myer family, two girls, a
boy, the mother, and an aunt, perished
at Monohan in the waters of Lake Sam
mamish yesterday. The women lost
their lives attempting to save the boy.