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HE ROCK ISLAND ARGU
FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 233.
THE AKGUS, TUESDAY. JULY 1(5, 1907.
TRICE TWO CENTS.
EIGHT DEAD AND LITTLE
HOPE FOR OTHER VICTIMS
Explosion on Battleship
Georgia More Serious
CAUSE STILL MYSTERY
Two Hundred Pounds of Loose
Powder Blew Up and Fire
and Gas Did Work.
BURKE, WILLIAM JOSEPH, sca
man, Quinry, Mass.
GOLDTIlWAITi:, FAULKNER, mid
sh tpiiuin , Kentucky.
GOODRICH. LIEUTENANT CAS
PER, Rrooklyn, X. Y.
HAMILTON, GEORGE D.. ordinary
seaman. South Fraiuiimhniu. Mass.
MILLER. GEORGE E.. ordinary b a
nian, Hroeiklyn, N. V.
PAIR. WILLIAM, seaman.
lyn; wlio.se body burned.
THATCHER, WILLIAM .1.
turret captain, Wilmingtem
NewjMirt, H. I.
' 1 1 : ivjt iti.it.
Ut'SH, JOHN' A., ordinary s
New York; face, arms am
burned; probably fatally.
CRUSE, JOHN T.. midshipman. Ne
braska hands and fate burned
KICll, CHARLES L., ordinary sea
man, Frankfort, Ind.; face, arms
ami hands burned.
FONE. JOHN A., ordinary seaman.
Southwick, Mass.; two-thirds of
GILRERT, HAROLD I... ordinary
seaman, Southwick, Mass.; two
thirds of body burned.
HANSELL, CHARLES, gunner's
inate, first class. New York; lace
and hands burned.
MALECK, JOHN C. ordinary sea
man, Cleveland. Ohio: anus and
MEESH. LOUIS O., ordinary sea
man, Rerca, Ohio; anus, face and
ROSHNHERGER, SAMUEL I... or
dinary seaman, Philadelphia ; arms
and face burned.
SCHLAPP, FRANK, boatswain's
mate, second class, North Adams,
Mass.; back, chest, arms and lace
TAG LUND, ORLY, chief yeoman.
Richford, Minn.; arms, back and
THOMAS, JAMES P.. ordinary sea
man, Itrooklyn, X. V. : face, arms,
chest and back burned, fatally.
WALSH, EDWARD J, seaman.
Lynn, Mass.; chest and face burn
THREE OTHERS, seamen; slightly
burned; not seriously enough to
be relieved from duty.
Washington, July If.. A dispatch'
thin afternoon from Admiral Snow,
commandant of tin- Huston navy yard,
gives the condition ef the men injured
on the battleship Georgia this morning
as follows: Midshipman Cruse, worse:
Sailor Walsh, fatal; Seaman Meeso,
worue; Seaman Hush, critical; Seaman
Fone. critical, but hopeful; Roatwaiti's
Mate Schlapp, favorable; Chief Yeo
man Tagland, critical, but hoperul;
Seaman Gilbert, ci itical ; Seaman James
Patrick Thomas, critical; Seaman Ro
senberger, fairly good: Seaman Rich,
fa vol able.; Gunner's Mate Ilansell, fa
vorable, Seaman Malick. critical.
Snow says the commanding eitlieer of
the Georgia could not explain the cans
of the explosion.
Tnu lliinilrl I'ouinU Kilott-l.
Huston. Julv Eight olhcors or
men were killed and 1.5 others terribly
binned yesterday by an explosion of
200 pounds of powder in a gun turret
during target practice. Six of the vic
tims died before the Ship readied port,
and two more in the naval hospital.
The warship, itself undamaged to
any appreciable extent, steamed into
the harbor late in the day from the
target grounds in Cape Cod bay, bring
ing the dead and injured. The latter
were rushed to the hospital at the
Chailestown navy yard, where it was
found that several were so severely
burned that they cannot recover.
The accident occurred shortly before
noon in the after superimposed turret
shielding the S-iucli guns. What caused
it is a mystery. In some manner, how
ever, one of the bags ot powder, or
cases, as they arc called, became ig
nited. In an instant there was a flash
which ignited the either bat? of powder
and filled the entire turre t with fire.
The entire turret crew, consisting of
three commissioned officers and eigh
teen men, was enveloped in llanie and
received agonizing burns. All were
alive when rescuers rushed to their aid,
but death came soon to several of the
injured mi n.
I.iciilt-miut ;oilrli-h In riinrnr.
The explosion occurred in the turret,
where the men, under command of
Lieutenant Goodrich, son of Rear Ad
miral Goodrich, commandant of the
New York navy yard, and Midshipmen
Geildthwaite and Cruse were operating
the S-ineli sums.
The guns in the forward turret had
finished eight rounds of practice and
the mins of the alter turret had fired
one round. Two inn-pound baps of
powder had just In en suit up through
tlie ammunition hoist and were in the
arms of the loader, whose name was
within 11 by the ship's oilicer. The
leader stood at the breech of one of
the S-inch suns, all ready to Insert the
Miisht WuruiiiK ilwii.
At this instant the turret was seen to
be smoky, ;ind two men who stood near
the loader saw a black spot on the h it:,
indicating that the charge had ignited
and was smoldering. The loader dis
covered the spot atihe same instant,
and threw himself forward on his face.
I at the same time shouting a warning to
!his turrit mates. The other men who
hail seen the spot were Etch and Han
sell, and they also threw themselves
on the lloor of the turret.
Ik tore the other men could heed the
cry nf warning there was a Hash as "the
burning powder exploded. Flames,
smoke and gases filled the little sttpjr
siructure. As the powdir was not con
fined, there was no loud report , nor
did the vessel suffer any injury, but
eveiy nook and cranny of the turret
was filled with flame.
The loader, w ho was, of course, near
est the powder, was terribly burned, as
was every other man in the turret, with
the except ion of Eicii and Ilansell, who,
although scorched, escaped with injur
ies much less severe than the others.
Horror Srciu on Ship.
Winded by the flames, choked by the
fumes and maddened with pain, the
men screamed in agony. Some stag
gi r d blindly up the ladder to the
hatchway in the top of the turret, while
others crept along the turret floor, beg
tiittt; fttr assistance.
Lieutenant Goodrich and Seaman Ma
leck became crazed, staggered uj the
iron ladder to the top of the turret and
jthen thri w themselves into the sea.
I'.if.UT th" smoke had clean d away
tile shipma'es of the unfortunate men
rushed to their assistance, tenderly
lifted them out of the lire-blackened
turret and quickly conveyed them to
tile ship's hospital.
In the meantime Lieutenant Good
lich and Seaman Maleck had been res
etted by a launch that was returning
iwom an inspection oi me Target, l lie
surgical stall' of the Georgia was soon!
I reinforced by the surgeons of the oth
jer vessels in the fleet, who had been
infoinied of the accident and summon
ed to the scene.
j Ji ilmlrnl TliniiKlitful.
J Huston, July 1C. Two great boxes,
I one addressed to Midshipman Cruse
(and the other to "sailors of the Geor
j gia" were received at the naval hos
pital today. They contained llowers.
nd inside of each box was the card of
Admiral Yamamoto. the Japanese naval
oilicer who visited Huston yesterday.
ROBBERS HOLD UP
A FRISCO TRAIN
Shot Two Harvest Hands in Commit
ting Crime at Cherry Valley,
Kan.f Early in Morning.
Cherry Valley, Kan., July Hi. Two
robbers held up the Frisco freight
train five miles cast of Cherry Valley
early today, shot and killed O. 3.
Rrowu, seriouslv wounded Otis Tay
lor, harvest hands.
WOMAN TRIED FOR MURDER
Louisiana Jury Impaneld to Try Three
for Boy's Death.
llannville, Ia., July Hi. l lie jury
wnicn wit; try three men ana a woman
for the kidnaping and murder ot litth
Walter Lainanu. was cennplt ted jester
day. Many talesmen. were excuse:
necause tliey objected to bringing m a
verdict which might mean the ban
ing ef .Mrs. I ampiasco. the woman
prisoner. This tiial is expected as far
as possible to furnish an example
which will check Italian blackmailing
Seven of the jury are planters.
ALLISON AGAIN CANDIDATE
Angered by Reports of III Health, Agsd
Iowa Senator Will Fight.
Des Moines, Iowa, July 10. Despite
his three score years and eight, Si'ui
tor William H. Allison intends to make
an active campaign for reelection
senator speaking in at least
dozen cities. He is angered
taunts of (lovrrnor Cummins'
alleged weakness and cd report concerning her she will corn
- . ' ujeu.ee suit against them at ouee. She
NEW WARRANT OUT
State Accuses C. W. Allen, Hay
wood Witness, With Per
ANOTHER CONTRADICTS HIM
Warrant Issued for the Arrest of Fo--mcr
Telegraph Operator at
lioise, Idaho. July lti. Another war
rant charging perjury against a witness
who has testified for the defense, in the
Haywood case was issued last eveniug.
C. W. Allen, formerly telegraph opera
tor and ticke t agent at Cripple Creek,
is the man accused.
Eleven witnesses in rebuttal were
examined yesterday in the Haywool
trial. The e ntire afternoon session was.
taken up with the examination of wit
nesses who contradicted the evidence
given by Allen in support of the charge
of conspiracy against the Western Fed
eiation of Miners in which it was al
leged the Mine Owners' association.
Citizen's Alliance and the Pinkerton
detective agency were concerned.
t lit rll- I'rt'rk.
Allen swore he saw Orchard and Sco t
at the depot at Cripple Creek about
time weeks prior to the explosion at
the Independence depot on June I,
lllu-1. Scott yesterday afternoon swore
he1 was not in Cripple Cr-'ck at the
liinc and a number of witnesses cor
roborated this. As a result of this tes
timony the inl'or:iiatio!i was swoin on!
after comt adjourned charging Allen
v it 1 perjury.
SAVE FAST TRAIN
Young Man and Young Woman
Flag Passenger on B. & 0.
and Prevent Wreck.
FIRED ON BY THE BANDITS
Walking on the Track When They Dis
covered a Tie Fastened Across
Rail Accident on "Q."
t. .onucllsvillc. Pa., July Hi. An at-
' tempt to wreck the Rallimore & Ohi
Dutiuesue limited train a siioit distanc
j we.-t of Sand l'atch tunned last night
I was frustrated by Stephen Kerrigan
land a girl with whom he was walking.
!aio nij the track. Just west of the tun
jiicl they discovered a tie across the
rails. When they attempted to remove
ii they were fired upon from the bushes.
They hastily fled to Sand l'atch. where
they flagged the train. Had the train
istiuc!,- the tie there would
1 i, ......
hei'ii a serious disaster, as it was
crowded with Elks bound for Philadel
phia. llll HurliiiK ton I'lillmnii.
Kansas City, July It;. Great West
ern pasengcr train No. -1 ran into and
damaged the rear Pullman on a Hur
lington passenger both north bound at
Hi thel, Kan. 10 miles north of Kansas
City early today. Fritz Ulrich of
PRISON OR GALLOWS IS PLAGE FOR
SENATOR GUGGENHEIM, SAYS JUDGE
Chautauqua, X. Y., July Xot the
senate chamber but the penitent iarv tr
the gallows is the pi. ice for Simon
Guggenheim of Colorado, according to
"Fighting Judge" Hen H. Lindsov of
Denver, in an interview after his a 1
dress on "The Child and the Statj'
before the Women's club at Chautau
qua assembly yesterday.
Tho judge elaborated on a few sta'e-
nu'tits made iu that address, maintain
ing that the new Ct dorado senator L
not only without any qualification v
claim for the oftice but that the brib
ery and corruption bv which he bceu-
ed the: senatorship should send him
and his partner in politics, Evans, to
the penitentiary, if not the gallows.
ITnlicM l'riMiil-nt ICMtrvrlt.
Though a dcinocsat. Judge Linds v
praised President Roosevelt as the
greatest man on the planet today.
In Hughes or La Follette, he furthe
asserted, lies the only salvation for
MRS. PALMER TO
PRINTING REPORTS OF ENGAGEMENT
London, July 1C. Mrs. Potter Pal
mer is so thoroughly annoyed at tlu
constant reports that she is going to
marry some one that she is determine 1
to take drastic steps to prevent Eng
lish papers, at least, from reprinting
such stories originating in America.
Through her solicitors she has serv
ed notice on the English newsnaners
I that should they print any unauthoriz
Trustees Recommend Re
duction of Per Capita
to 15 Cents.
ARE 254,532 MEMBERS
Bad Weather Has No Effect on
Second Days Pleasures
Philadelphia, July HI. When tho
gnat herd of Elks who are grazing ii
Philadelphia this week awoke today
they found the weather damp and
cloudy and thieatcuing rain. Aiihoug'i
weary from yesterday's l ing ptogr.vn
if pleasure and sightseeing the uncer
tain weal tier conuuion.- did not ueti-r
the thousands of Elks from beginning
early with the second day's program
which will continue until 11 tonight.
l.ni- Well Jln il I'or.
A feature of the reunion is the elab-
orate entertaiiit:ig ot ladies accomnanvi
ing the out of town Elks by tin wive:
and other women lela lives o!' t'so local
Elks. The serious ji.it: :' !.i lav's pro
giaru was the first business session of
the grand lodge which met in the ac i
demy ef music.
According to report the secretary
of the order has now opposed a qua-.-,
ter million mote in membership, there
bt ing in existence l.i'M lodges with a
membership etf ".;" 1
Itciliit'i- IVr 4 lipilii Thy.
The report of the m'and trusti" s
recommends that owing to the large
fund now in the treasury, amounting
to more than a eptarier of a million the
per capita tax be rednt i'd to 1" cents.
Im l-'ormiilly 0-iitl.
Philadelphia. July It;. The Mid
grand lodge session of the Elks ws
formally opened hero last night when
the visitors were wt lcome il on behalf
of the Elks reunion committee by a
banquet. Congressman J. Hampton
Moore made the address of welcome on
behalf of the Philadelphia lodge. May
or lleylsoiirn gteeleit tlie delegates on
behalf of tiie city. Wooda X. Carr wel
comed the visitors on behalf of tho
lodges e.'f Pennsy lvania. Governor Ed
win S.. Stuart welcomed the Elks to
the state. Grand Exalted KuleT Milvin
responded to tho address of welcome.
Giand Secretary Fred Kobinson is
sued his statistical and financial re1
port, in which i' was shown 41.fM)o
members were ret l ived into the order
(luring tlie year. There were :!S new
lodges instituted and the total member
ship is now 'jr.;.. :'.L'. The largest lodge
is in P.rooklyn, with L'.llu members;
New York second, and -Ni w Orleans,
Philadelphia anil Chicago following.
Rochester was so badly injured ie
dietl several hours later and two oth-:r
passengers were slightly hurt.
Colorado, which is absolutely rotten
"Senator Simon Guggenheim should
be hanged if a man who throws a
bomb deserves to be hanged." Judg
Ltndsey declared emphatically. "If
Mover and Haywood are guilty and d
serve to hang, then Guggenheim and
William G. Evans, the republican bos
deserve Hanging more tlian tney no.
for the crimes of Guggenhe'im an. I
Evans are in I'm it civ more far reach
Ti lls of Sl:ili'' orriitiin.
1 know ttiey are criminals, ami e very
one in Cedovado knows it, but what
can be done to get sucii men even
into the penitentiary when they own
the legislature, both parties, many of
the judieinrv, and the press ef th.'
"Simon Guggenheim absolutely
bought his way into tho United Stat2
senate yes. R-O-U-G-H-T," declared
the "Fighting Judge," banging on th
table to emphasize his words.
SUE PAPERS FOR
is fully determined on this course, a
the report she was to marry the earl
of Munster occasioned btith herself an 1
the cart keen annoyance. They nev :
had met each other, and both wc
furious at the report.
An intimate friend of Mrs. Talnier
says that beyond doubt she will remain
a widow for the remainder of her lif
She is delighted wdth her freedom and
so glories in the name of Potter Pal
mcr that she would not change it fo
GAMBLER IS HELD
Arthur Merwin Believed to
Know Something of Death
of Mrs. Fred Magill
MURDERED CLINTON WOMAN
Organs of Body to Be Examined for
Traces of Poison Letter of Dead
Woman Made Public.
Clinton, 111., July 1C. Arthur Mer
win, a pal ot 1- red 11. Magin, wno uas
been closely associated with the bank
er, and who lived in the Magill home
from May ;;t to June :'.n, was arrested
last night, and in default of $.r00 bail
was locked up in jail. Merwin is a
gambler, but is thought to know much
concerning the death ot Mrs. I'et
Magill. He is charged with gambling,!
bill Acting State's Attorney Mitchell
says iie will accuse him of being an ac !
eossory to the alleged murder. It also
is alleged that he gave Magill tips on
what was going on here and hurried
the banker's flight to the Mexican bor
der. Will l'.xamllM' nil'.
Acting State's Attorney Mitchell and
Dr. G. S. Edmonson left hist night for
Chicago to confer with Professor Wal
te r S. llaynes of Hush Medical college
in an e I'fort to have him make a chem
ical analysis of the vital organs to be
lenioved from the body of the former
Mrs. Magill when her body is exhumed.
W. W. Graham, father of the bank
er s bride, under arrest, nas empioye.i
tounsel to defend her. None of Ma-
gill's family has acted in his behalf.
State's Attorney A. F. Miller and
Sheriff II. A. Campbell are on their
way to San Diego to bring the Magills
back here. It was reported that efforts
were being made to release the couple
on habeas corpus proceedings in Cali
fornia. lr.it a telegram from Chief of
Police Moultou of San Diego says: "I
have everything in good shape for the
leturn of the Magills to Clinton."
I.cIIit t.ricvrn for Act.
One tif the letters alleged to have
bten written by Mrs. "Pet" Magill to
her husband is as follows:
"Dear Fred: You know that I have
always loved you and I know your leivo
for me will forgive me for what 1 now
ilo. I cannot stand this any longer.
Nothing I do phases ytiur sistrMV-M-tw
O. M. Pond, or your mother. We have
had lie) quarrels for the past five years,
not since you gave up your wild ways.
Our pleasant years is the only thing
which grieves me in doing this act. My
final wish is that you take gootl care of
Marguerite. She has yon only to de
pend em. I want you to ask Faye Gra
ham to aitl you. Let Marguerite lean
on her. She will take good care of her
md will advise her right. Geiod bye.
GROWTH IS RAPID
American Federation of Catho
lic Societies Near 2,
REPORTS SHOW PROSPERITY
Last Year Particularly Nota--Fight
for Observance of
Sunday Taken Up.
Indianapolis, Ind., July 1G The enor
mous growth of the American Jjcdcr
ation of Catholic societies during th
last few years was described ycsterd'iy
by President Fecney of Hrooklyn to
the :;o0 delegates who alended the fliwt
business meeting of the sixth anuiril
convention of the league.
The annual report of Anthony Matre,
the national secretary, shows that the
federation lias been introduced into
A') states and territories. Porto Ric-i.
Hawaii, and the Philippine island.?.
There are twelve state federations
and leagues, besides fifteen Gernu l
state leagues which are affiliated with
the federation through the German Ro
man Catholic Central Vereln and the
State League of the Catholic Hoheni
iaus of Texas.
Nrnr the 2,MH.000 Mnrk.
In the last year six promineut Cath
olic colleges and institutions have -if-
filiated, making eighteen in all. Up
ward of 123 parishes have joined the
movement, and fourteen national or
ganizations have been enrolled. The
total membership, says the report, i3
raipdly Hearing the 2.utiO,om mark.
The report also shows the efforts be
ing made to preserve the sauctity vf
the Lord's day and the fight being
waged by the society against employ
ers who force workmen to labor on the
Sabbath. Active work along this lit.o
is being done in Pittsburg, Toledo,
Louisiana, and Xcw York.
The contest against the divorce evil
is being carried on by the league, and
its ctlorts towara securing a tinuora
marriage law, which resulted in th?
holding of a national divorce congre.-.'
and an appeal fo President Roosevelt,
was described and shown to be galu-
: ing force.
The federation's plan to gain aid in
GENERAL ALIKANHOFF IS
BLOWN TO PIECES BY BOMB
extending its educational work was ex
plained iu full. This plan has been
strongly advocated by Archbishop
Messmer and Hihop McFaul, by the Rr.
Rev. Mgr. Lavelle, the late Ri-hop
Stang, and the Methodist Risbop
Two plans, say the report, have ben
evolved for the formation of a Ytmn
Men's National Catholic union, along
the line's of the Y. M. C. A. and reports
of the committee having this matter in
charge will be made at this conven
tion. OUTING AT PARK
Odd Fellows of Three Cities
Hold Postponed Annual Pic
nic at I. & I. Grounds.
LOCALS WIN BALL GAME
Rock Island Team Bests Oavenpcrt
to 6 PrDgram of Athletic
Contests is' Held.
About 0'iu people attended the an
nual Odd Fellows picnic at I. & I
park yesterday afternoon. The crowd
was decreased a great de'al em tc
count ol I tie prevailing weather in tho
morning, which was anything but fav
orable for such an event. The Odd
fellows took a band w:ih rneni ana on
the arrival at the park, at 11 o'clock
weie entertained an hour with a coi:
cert. Following this, a big picnic leas'
was enjoyed, every one having a full
basket. At - o'clock the program of
athletic events was started, the first
milliner oeieg u:e oasenan game o :-
tween Rock l.-land and Davenport Odd
Fellow teams. The game was wen 1
the Rock island delegation by a score
of ! to 0. The game was quite intet
esting, and the fans were fully as ce
thusiastic as at a league game. Tb-j
lug of war between Rock Island. Dav
enport and Meiline teams was won ;,'
tlie uarenport Heavy weigtits, tti'y
winning two out of three of the pulls.
H'NllltK Of '4lltt.tf.
-Thc results of the afliTttio-eonttsts
Me'ii's foot race, 100 yard dash
Charles Sainuelson eif Rock Islat'.l
first, H. O. Firdior of Rock Island sec
ond. Ladies foot race, 30 yard dash Mi-s
Wylit; of Davenport first, Mrs. Kerns
of Rock Island se'cond.
Men's barrel race Iaao Iscnberg of
Davenport first, Mr. SmaHlx'ig eif Dav
Ladies' egg race Mrs. A. W. Hatch
of Rock Island first, Mrs. Dulff of Da--enport
Fat men's race. 5o yards Mr. Eiche
of Moline first, Mr. Morrison of Molin-.
Girls' race, 11 years or under, 50
yard dash Miss Redliff of Davenport
first. Miss Edith Stockham of Rock Is
Hoy's race. 11 years cr under, :
yard dash Otto Franks of Rock Is
land first, Henry Eiche of Mediae se'c
ond. AiIilrrMN by M. T. Mrvrnn.
In the evening M. T. Stevens deliv
ered an address on the subject of Old
Fellowship in general. At S o'clock
at the dance pavilion, the grand ball
took place, and all enjoyed a gool
time until a late hour.
ROCK ISLAND ROAD
President Winchell Iclares Company
Out of Politics Both State and
ues Moines. Iowa. July 10. At i
luncheon given him yesterday by Des
Moines business men. President Wi:i
chell of the Rock Island railroad said
that the Rock Island is out of politics,
and will do away with its lobbies and
lobbyists, berth in the state legislatures
and the national congress. John Se
bastian, general passenger age-nf of the
same road, said that railway will not
reduce its passenger service on ac
count of the 2 cent rate laws, but will
improve it further.
VERDICT FOR THE CLAIMANT
Ira Venable Awarded $210 Judgment
Against an Estate.
The jury in the county court which
heard the claim of Ira Venable against
the estate of R. W. Wadsworth this
noon returned a verdict allowing Mr.
Vcueable $210. He' claimed $tm for
board and caring for Mr. Wadsworth.
Tolstoi Not Dead.
St. Petersburg, July IS. There is
no truth in the report which reached
Great Hritain and the United States
that Count Lco Tolstoi is dead. The
count is in excellent health.
Two Cent Fare Law.
Madison, July 1C. Governor David
son today signed the 2-cent railway fare
Their Work on the
GOVERNOR OF TIFLIS
Nicknamed "Wild Beast" For
Cruelty Shown in Sup
Alexandropol, Russia. July 1C. Gen
eral Alikanhoff, former governor gen
eral of Tiflis, and Madmage Glioboff,
wife of General Glioboff, and the
coachman who was driving their car
riage, were blown to pieces by bombs
thrown at their conveyance- at 2 this
A son of Alikanhoff and daughter of
Glioboff sustained serious injuries.
The party was returning to the resi
dence of Alikanhoff from his club.
4'nllfil Ullil ll-nl.
Alikanhoff was nicknamed the "wild
beast-' by Caucasian members of the
lower house of parliament, who often
referred to his cruelty in the Kutais
itistiict, where he led a number of pun
itive expeditions to stamp tut disor
tlt i s.
His rigorous methods to this end
brought down upon him the enmity ol
i !is Vrv lousl.v Injured.
Alikanhoff was seriously injured by
a bomb at Horjam May : last year.
This bomb was thrown just as he was
abejiit to take train for Tillis. Its ex
plosion st riously wounded, in addition
to the general, a member ef his staff
and several Cossacks. Tlie remainder
of the Cossacks fired into the crowd,
killing many persons, ami then burned
to the ground buildings into which the
WILL TRY AGAIN
Franchise Ordinance to be Pre
sented to East Moline by
Street Car Company
TO COMMITTEE OF WHOLE
Conference Between Representatives
Brings About Reopening of
I. F. 1-ardncr, manager of the Tti-
City Railway company, representing
the tri-city merger interests, will pre
sent a fiane-hise ordinance to the East
Moline city council this evening at a
committee of the whole meeting. The
ordinance will embody features agreed
upon last evening at a conference be
tween Mr. I-ardner and attorneys of
the company and Mayor Johnson and
attorneys for the city.
V. Ill rrotlrir l.lubtM.
Mayor Johnson slated today that the
company will agree to provide -5 lighu
of the character asked by the city, and
to furnish the bond required to insure
the payment of $10,000 in ease the com
pany does not have a lint to Gcnesuo
in operation in five years.
The. conference was brought about
through a conversation letween Mr.
Lardner and S. V. Gould of the Union
Malleable Iron company, Mr. Lardner
expressing a desue for a settlement if
possible. Mr. Gould notified the city
cflicials, who promptly communicatee!
to Mr. Lardner their willingness o
confer on the matter.
May Kurt Drmllork.
Tlie negotiations reopened last night
may end the deadlock In which the city
and company have been since the stop
ping of traffic a week ago. If the coun
cil does not favor the ordinance, it is
probable that the situation will be the
same as before, with bo cars operating
through the village, and each side wait
ing for the other to act.
CLERK'S ERROR CAUSES
Rhena Ribers, Alabama Convict, Dies
Before Completing 20-Year
Montgomery, Ala., July 16. Because
of a mistake of the court clerk bi
wrote "years" instead of "months
Rhena Ribers almost served out 21
j cars for a 20 months' sentence at the
Alabama mines. She died just before
the term was up. The mistake was
only recently discovered, and a bill was
today introduced in the legislature to
pay the mother of the girl for the over