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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 233.
THE AKGUS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 8. 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
IS ON WAY HERE
BNEY'S CARPIS CLAM'S AID
TO PROBE BRIBERY
Desultory Firing Contin
ues at Casa Blanca,
First Squadron of 13th U. S.
Cavalry Begins March From
United States Commission
Finds Spawn Hatches in
Gills of the Fish.
Charges in Connection with
$1,569,600 Causes a Stir
in Boston Town.
Lcs Angeles Operators oi
COMPANY IS BLAMED
Members of Union Say Faith
Was Not Kept Contest May
Involve Other Cities.
to stop at rock island Remains of ftlurderedjREPORTS to manufacturers
Question as to Whether Kermit Rooss
velt will Join Force Indicated in
Timber Man Are Dug
Up in Colorado,
Tort Lcavenvorth. Kansas. Aim. 8.
the THE OWNERS SAY
i nited States army, made up of 2r)
mm, departed from here yesterday o:.
its march to Fort Sheridan. 111.
MnkrM stop Here.
The squadron will pass through
Iowa and Illinois, stopping while at
Hock Island arsenal, where it is state 1
Kermit Roosevelt, son of President
Roovelt, may join the soldiers.
Trip Down the Mississippi Apparently
Successful in Evolving Plan to
Save Button Industry.
Los Angeles, Aug. 8. The strike of
Western Union telegraph operators
here continues. According to the men
about (J5 or 70 operators are out. Th.
company, however, is taking care of
all business offered.
Only One at Work.
Los Angeles, Cal., Aug. 8. Every
operator but one in the Western Union
Offices here walked out yesterday,
transforming the recently made peace
The strike took officials of the com
pany here completely by surprise, al
though they received warning Tuesday
in the shape of an ultimatum.
According to the operators, one of
the causes leading up to the walkout
was the preference given by company
officials to the word of a strike breaker
over that or a union man.
I ll limit inn Tr'nvl iim IlIutT.
It seems that one of the regular op
erators had trouble with a strikebreak
er during the recent strike in San
FOUR KILLED IN
New Jersey Party Attempts to Cross
Train's Path Excursion Cars Hide
Approach of Special.
Steve Adams Pointed Out the
Improvised Grave Said to
Have Been Hastily Dug.
Tellaridc, Col., Aug. 8. What is sai l
to be the skeleton of V. J. Harney, thy
timber man employed on the Smuggler
Union mine who mysteriously disap
peared in June, 1!I01. was exhumed yes
terday near the Alta mill. 12 miles
from town, by General Buckley Wills,
manager of the Smuggler Union M!.:i-
Allenhurst, X. J., Aug. S. Four per- j iu company and others,
sons, employes of the Norwood lions I l'olntril Out i- stevr Al:mi.
were instantly killed last night when J According to Well's account the e
their carriage was run down by a "mins were found in an Improvise!
Corlies avenue crossing
were Thomas Edwards, a driver, an J
Loretta Grace. Jennie McDonald, and
Hannah Murphy, waitresses. The Co--lics
crossing is just south of the local
station of the New York and Long
Branch railroad, and the station plat
form was crowded with summer vis
itois. who witnessed the accident. Ed
wards had stopped his team at the
(Crossing. As an excursion train die v
lout Edwards started his horses and
at the grave and its location was pointed out
They 1 by Steve Adams, now in jail in Id.ih)
awafng trial on the charge of murder.
Barney incurred the ill-will of tlv?
union here by working at V.:o Smug
gler Union mine after the strike i.i
Francisco Complaint was lodged byjtho ,tl,ia.i v,,ls ;,aroK fm (ho
he striKCbreaker and the case was whpn the fl fore acr ho
taken up this week and the operator ' wav
here was discharged. He applied tor .vorf.
iM.iaimvim-ui, ut d.i-.iva.tuii i wards and the women bein
Ignored by the manager
The other operators took tip the case
anil fcervcu an iiiuuiauiiu on me TlinilP Olllltror
pany, saying if the discharged maii'lUiiriO bHINhbt
was not reinstated by 1 o clock yester
day afternoon they would all walk cut.
The manager; regarded this a a bluff,
but when the time came and no answer
was given they left the keys.
Some of the operators who have
walked out quote this case as typical
nf the company's attitude toward the
men since the conclusion of the recent
Horses, carriage, and occupants.
ound to bits, the bodies of EC-'
OVER TO GERMANS
Department of Justice Acts in Case of
24 Men Who Deserted From
Tramp Steamer at Frisco.
Washington, Aug. S. In the matter
They declare the company j of the conflict between the Geriun i
lias failed to live up to its promises consul and the Chinese vice consul at
and charge against it in particular the Situ Francisco over 21 Chinese dese t-
treatmcnt which women operators be
longing to the union have received.
PRICES OF STOCKS
STILL GO HIGHER
Continuation of Wednesday's Tendency
Shown at Opening of- Mar
ket Bears Make Raid.
New York, Aug. 8. The opening
dealings in stocks showed liquidation
was still in force. There were' some
sharp declines and heavy offerings of
some prominent stocks. The declines
reached 1 to 2 points, the latter in
A futile effort to sustain prices gave
away to downward plunges while raid
ing tactics by bears were indicated by
a feverish recovery. The Harriman and
Hill groups, and Reading and Coppers
bore the brunt of the attack. Cover
ing by shorts caused rallies of 1 to 2
points in the most active stocks.
ers from the German tramp steamer
Tolosan the .department of justice de
cided today the deserters should Ve
surrendered to the German consul.
GASOLINE ONE CENT LESS
Standard Oil Company Meets Competi
tion at Detroit.
Detroit, Mich., Aug. S. The Stan
dard Oi! company has reduced tho
wholesale pi ice of gasoline 1 cent a
gallon within the last twenty-four
hours, and the fuel can be bought for
lu cents lure. This reduction has beo-ti
met by the independent concern, the
Greenslade Oil company. Kerosene re
mains the same price as heretofore.
In view of the recent decision of
Judge Landis that the Standard Oil
company mint pay a fine of $29.2-40.V0
this drop in price is mysterious. Ed
ward C. Conkling. local manager for
the tr.u.--t, refused to explain the reduc
tion in the price.
"We have reduced the price of gaso
line to 13 cents." said T. H. Stephens
of the Greenslade company. "We have
no connection whatever with the Stan
dard Oi! company. We drop the piico
simply to meet competition." 4
Oil Trust Seeks to Carry
Case Up to a High
COLLIDE IN A FOG
RUSS PRINCE WRECK VICTIM
Two Sons of Count and Army Captain
Also Among Eleven Dead.
Berlin, Aug. 8. In the wreck of a
passenger train between Posen an!
Thorn Tuesday night eleven perso.'.s
were killed and ten were injured.
Among the dead are Prince Alexander
Begotoff, two sons of Count Keyse--
lingk of Mitua, Russia, and a Russian
captain who was accompanying them.
The casualties were confined to Rus
sians, Poles and Germans. Several
survivors who have come into Berlin
declare the overturned cars caught,
fire and that terrible scenes ensued.
Alliance Sunk by City of Panama But
Passengers and Crew are
Portland, Aug. 8. The Portland and
San Francisco liner, City of Panama
enroute from Portland, with a full list
of passengers, today during a fog, col
lided with and sank the steamer AI
liance from Goose bay with passengers
and freight near the mouth of Willa
mette river. The passengers of the Al
liance were brought to Portland.
MONUMENT FOR JEFF DAVIS
WILLIAMS FOUND WINNER
Committee Canvasses Mississippi Vot2
Jackson, Miss., Aug. S. The demo
cratic state executive committee today
declared John Sharpe Williams nom
inee for United States senator.
The canvass of the returns showed a
majority of CIS votes for Williams.
There will be no contest over the result.
BATTLESHIP IN TRIAL TRIP
Connecticut, Built by the Government,
Makes Average Speed of 19 Knots.
Rockland, Me., Aug. S. In runs over
a measured mile course outside of th
harbor yesterday the first class battle
ship Connecticut, the first battleship
of the class built by the government,
made an average speed of IS.7,1 knots.
The fastest mile was made in 19.:L
The trial was marred by a fatal acci
dent, L. M. Turner, a fireman of the
first class, who was borrowed from
the batleship Ohio for the test, was
killed by a bucket of ashes weighing
200 pounds falling on him.
Chicago, Aug. S. The private life
of the clam has been penetrated. Pry.
ing muckrakcrs of the government's
bureau of fisheries have dug into the
hidden chapter in the carter of the bi
valves and its early history has been
laid bare with a freedom calculated to
cause a sensation in the wet world. It
is the fresh water tribe of clams, of so
much importance to the pearl button
industry, about wlr.cn revelations are
being sought in response to the be-
srechings of manufacturers of these in
It is the despised German carp, the
bane of the fisherman, who is the
clam's best friend in the early days of
his youth, and the ill wind for the man
ufacturer which revealed the clam's
history may blow good for the carp,
i'lasn'x l'.nrly IIjiMI Itvvoalrd.
The National Association of Pearl
Button Manufacturers met in Chicago
yesterday at the Brevoort hotel, hold
ing a special session that it might ob
tain new information on the sublet of
the dam. The manufacturers, face to
face with the fact that clan; were be
coming extinct rapidly, had solicited
the aid of the bureau of fisheries. To
hear the report of the inve.-tigation by
the bureau, the meeting was held yes
terday. Two authorities revealed the
history of the clam. Dr. Paul Bartsh
of the Smithsonian institution and Dr.
W. C. Curtis of lhe University of Mis
souii. They said the German carp,
which preys on other fish and is ex
tci initiated whenever found, was the
best friend the clam lias.
This statement was brought out when
they explained that when the clam
spawned the spawns attach themselves
to the gills or fin h of fish. The manu
factures asked for the name of the fish
best suited to act as orpnan asylums
for wandering clam spawn, and that is
where the German earj .won its rec
Will Krr Ip tlie In v'xiKuiloii.
The association appointed commit
tees to uige the states of Wisconsin,
Minnesota. Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Ken
tucky and Missouri, the states most af
fected, to take up the cultivation of
clams under proper observance at their
fish hatcheries, that the relation of the
lam and the carp might be determin
All of which, according to the pearl
button manufacturers, goes to show
lat although the clam may be kept as
lose mouthed as the proverbial clam J oJ. Broulw
song ani story, a .,ih"j,uimi lnuus-
ry was bound to smoue out its lile
AND ESCAPE BIG FINE
COUNCILMEN ARE SUMMONED
Prosecuting Attorney Believes That
Money Was Actually Paid Mem
bers for Their Votes.
Report Records Have Been De
stroyed at Cincinnati
Chicago, Aug. S. Attorneys for tli
Standard Oil company of Indiana,
which was recently fined $29,240,000 in
the United States district court here,
today presented to Judge Landis a mo
tion seeking an appeal in the case.
Hearing on the motion wiil be had to
morrow. (HI TniMt IlurntiiK I'aperx.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug. 8. The Stan
dard Oil company before moving to iu
new quarters in Covington, Ky across
the Ohio river, burned tons of papers,
including, it was reported, bills of lad
ing, freight bills, and other documents.
in tne lurnace of tne old quarters on
Walnut street, in this city. The re
port said that the company had burned
the papers to forestall possible action
by either the state or federal author
C. II. Hand for the company says:
"We only burned old papers that have
been on hand for years. There is noth
ing in the story that the papers wen;
destroyed to circumvent posible legal
MISS WOODYATT WILL SING
Wants Trust Men in Jail.
Lenox, Mass., Aug. 8. Attorney
General Bonaparte, who is spending
his vacation here, is preparing to insti
tute criminal proceedings against high
officials of some of the big trusts. Ho
says he hopes to make an example by
landing some of the officials in jail.
Brewery Fire Kills Many.
Santiego, Chili, Aug. 8. During the
burning of a brewery here the car
hanic acid pipes exploded killing o
wounding 40 persons.
of Columbus Celebrating
Norfolk, Ya., Aug. 8. Monsignc-r
Fa'.conio, papal delegate to the United
States and Governor Swanson, of Vir
ginia were the center of attraction
the Knights of Columbus celebration
at the Jamestown exposition today
with many thousands in attendance.
Surrounding Ialconio were manv dig-
nataiies among the Catholic clergy-,
of America as well as many prominent
lay members of the church.
SPREAD TEMPERANCE CAUSE
Catholic Abstinence Union to Estab
lish Lecture Bureau.
Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. S. According
to reports read at today's session oi
the Catholic Total Abstinence Unkvi
of America, the organization now has
1,000 branches and over a million mem
hers. A lecture bureau will be estab
Wished by the convention and the doc
trine of temperance spread anion
Catholics in all parts of th United
Last Act of Alabama Legislature Pro
vides for a Shaft.
Montgomery, Ala Aug. 8. The final
act of the Alabama legislature which
adjourned last night was to pass a bill
lor the erection of a monument to Jef
ferson Davis near the place where he
received the oath of office as president
of the confederacy.
Force Mines to Close. r
Trinidad, Col., Aug. 8. Being in
able to secure cars on n count of the
trainmen's strike on the Colorado &
Southern railroad 10 coal mines in this
CINCINNATI JUDGE REFUSES TO
BLAST -REPUTATION FOR 20 CENTS
Cincinnati,. Aug. 8. Acting Police
Judge Fox has dismissed Fred Ruble,
aged 17, of 41C David street, charged
by the Rudolph Wurlitzer company
with stealing 20 cents. The prosecut
ing attorney strenuously objected, ask
ing that the case be decided according
to the law and the evidence.
"When I raised my right hand to
vlcinitv closed down, throwing out cl I take the oath or office,' said Judge
work, 2,500 men. i Fx "l toul1 an oatn tnat I would up
hold the law and act as a judge of this
court should. I will decide the cases
as my conscience dictates."
There was a ripple ot applause, which
the court officers at once suppressed
The Wurlitzer company had been mis
ing money and marked four niekles
which it was charged Ruble took. Af
ter the evidence was in and arguments
concluded Judge Fox said he did not
care to blast the young man's reputa
tlou because of four marked nickels
NOTHING IS LEFT
w) Big Roads Shown to Have
Failed to Earn Dividends
In the Last Half Year.
New York, Aug. S. As shown by
tatements issued today neither the
New York Central or the Cleveland,
Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis rail-
oads earned their dividends .during;
tire six months ending June 20, prin
cipally because of increased operating
Moline Young Lady Soloist With Pet
ersen's Band Tomorrow.
Miss Irene Woodyatt of Moline, will j
be soloist with Petersen's band in thf:
concert at the Watch Tower tomorrow
evening. Another special number will
be a duet for cornet and trombone by
Hugo Toll and Henry Sonntag, .r.
Following is the program for the day:
March "Amizia" Chambers
Overture "Raymond" V Thomas
Selection from "The Governor's
Son" George Cohan
a) Intermezzo "Cherry" Moral
b) Characteristics "Os-ka-Loo-sa-Loo"
Waltz, "Love's Thought" Mann
Spanish serenade "Iolita" Langey
Melodies from the opera "Ix)ves
Turkish patrol Michaeles
ay Hits Alfred
March "The Diplomat" Sousa
Overture "The Bohemian Girl" Balfe
Waltz "Vision of Beautiful Women"
Grand selection from "Romeo and
Duet for cornet and trombone, pris
on scene from "II Travatore". Verci
Hugo Toll and Henry Sonntag, Jr.
Melodies from "Babes in Toyland"
Soprano solo "Love Me and the
World is Mine" Ernest Ball
Miss Irene Woodyatt. . . .
a) A Whispred Thought Johnson
b) March "On Parade" Holtzm.vi
Rossitcr's sunny songs Alford
Introducing the latest songs and hit3,
Boston, Mass., Aug. 8. Every one
of the 75 members of the common
council will be summoned to testify in
an inquiry into charges of bribery in
connection with the passage recently
of a loan bill for $1,559,000.
It was intended originally by District
Attorney Moran to summon all the re
publican members and a few demo
cratic members, but he changed his
mind because of information he receiv
ed that, led him to believe money was
actually paid to some democratic mem
bers at the time the bill was passed.
He was told certain men who natural
ly would be with the administration
had been paid, so he concluded to have
all the members before the grand jury.
On- DemiM-rnt In.
Up to the present only one office
holder and democratic leader is men
tioned prominently at the court house
in connection with the case. This man,
it is declared, is one of the most prom
inent democratic politicians in Boston,
high in the councils of the city admin
The man who is at the head of one of
the important departments of the city
made frantic cfiorts, it was said, to
prevent Councilman Cnarles T. Hard
ing from appearing yesterday before
District Attorney Moran and telling hi1
svory ot tne alleged efforts made to
induce him to vote for the loan bill
l)ini on Detail.
There is a difference in the state
ments of Councilman Harding and
Councilman Pierce before the district
attorney. Pierce declared that Harding
told him that a certain city department
head offered him a cash consideration
as a guaranty of good faith in making
promises regarding the fixing of streets
and money for campaign purposes.
JEW QUARTER SACKED
Moorish Section in Ruins But
Foreigners are All Safe
Big Force Landed.
Tangier, Aug. S. French warships
yesterday landed 2,000 men at Casa
Blanca, where street fighting apparent
ly continues, judging from the desul
tory firing heard day and night by
those on board ships anchored off the
The Jewish quarter of Casa Blanca
has been sacked. Many persons were
massacred in the streets, and the city
is said to be full of dead Moors, and
the Moorish quarter is in ruins, having
been set on fire by shells from the big
guns of 'the cruisers.
All Morr IiincmI.
All stores are closed and much hun
ger and distress prevails among the
poor. Foreign consuls have ordered
the stores reopened. Europeans are all
safe, either on board ships or at the
Tangier, Aug. S. A dispatch from
Cas Blanca says the greater part of
She magazine was destroped by the
bombardment but the consul was not
injured. It is reported during the
shelling the Moors attacked the Jew
ish quarters and killed many persons.
WOMEN CLAM DIGGERS
DOING THE WORK OF MEN
IN MURDER ROLE
BALKS A ROBBERY
Three Crooks Attacked by Citizens at
Cleveland, Ohio and Runded
ed Up in the Woods.
Cleveland, Aug. 8. Three maskel
men last night attempted to rob th-j
Merchant's bank at Strongville, a sub
urb. They were discovered as a result
of the ringing of the burglar alarrc.
Citizens armed with shot guns opened
fire on the cracksmen and two of the
latter were wounded.
All three escaped into the deep
woods nearby where they are now
completely surrounded bv farmers
armed with shot guns.
MIGHT BE INSULTED
Pope Countermands Reception Planned
in Honor of Anniversary of
Shoots Two Proprietors of Hotel at
Pittsburg, One Dying and Other
is Fatally Hurt.
CALL EXTENDED FOR PASTOR
Grace Lutheran Church Asks Pennsyi
vanian to Come Here.
Rev. Ira C. Nothstein of Summit
Hill, Pa. has been extended a call by
the congregation of Grace Lutheran
church to succeed Rev. C. E. Hoffsten
resigned. He is 3:5 years of age an i
married, and is highly recommended.
Pittsburg, Aug. 8. Ludwig Seze-
giel, said to be an unattached Polish
priest of Chicago walked into a hotel
on C:irson street early today and with
out warning whipped out a revolver
iad opt end fire upon the two proprie
tors. Steven and Andrew Starsyinski.
Steven died within an hour and phy
sicians say Andrew cannot recover.
The cause of the shooting is shrouded
FOUND DEAD IN A STABLE
Superintendent of Construction Be
lieved a Suicide.
Loraine, Ohio, Aug. 8. Arthur L.
Fitch, superintendent of construction
for the Sheffield Land company, was
found dead in a stable last night with
a bullet wound in the head. It is bo
lieved to be a case of suicide although
Fitch's wife insists he was murdered.
Fitch was prominent and prosperous.
Coal Dispute Settled.
Belfast, Ireland, Aug. 8. The dis
pute in the coal trade here has been
settled and work was resumed today
BIRDS DEAD UNDER A TREE
Peculiar Work of Storm Noted Near
According to the Sterling Standard
1S5 dead blackbirds were picked up
under a tree near that city yesterday
morning, having been killed during
the storm Tuesday night. As there
were no evidence of lightning the man
ner in which the birds were killed is a
Rome, Aug. S. The pope today coun
termanded all receptions planned in
honor of the anniversary of his cor
onation, fearing the cardinals might
be insulted in the streets while on the
way to the Vatican.
Have Separate Camp Near McGregor
and Make Success of the
An interesting state of affairs exists
at Yellow river, a point oaxtbe Missis
sippi about three miles of McGregor,
where there is a camp of women clam
diggers. The daughters of the Mis
sissippi are entirely separated from the
men who have a camp near them, and
are not, as many think upon first see
ing them, the wives of the clam dig
gers. They have been there for thj
past five years and conduct their oper
ations entirely independently.
The youngest of the small colony is
but seventeen years old. Those who
have watched them work say that it is
simply wonderful to see the way. the
women handle the heavy lines, ncv?"
finding it necessary to call for help
from the men at any time.
Constant exposure to the sun has
made them brown as berries and their
arms and throats where their rough
dresses are turned back, are tanned to
a dark hue. It is said by those famil
iar with the workings of the clam dig
gers' camp that the women are ex
perts at the business and records show
that they have taken out as many valu
able pearls as all the men in the vi
The women live in cabins on the
bank of the Mississippi and have an
old woman who cooks and does th'j
housekeeping for them. The fema'o
workers are well fixed and have a
launch or their own and all the con
veniences necessary to their work.
SIX HUNDRED SENT HOME
Shipload of Japs Caught Stealing Over
Mexican Border Deported.
San Francisco, Aug. 8. Six hundrel
Japanese, the largest number ever d
ported from this coast, will leave on
the steamer Manchuria for the orient
today. The deportations consist of
Japanese caught stealing over tho
Mexican border into the United States.
TOADSTOOLS POISON FIVE
West Virginia Physician and Family
Eat Them for Mushrooms.
Wheeling, W. Va., Aug. 8. Dr. C. P.
Dinsmore is dead and four members of
his family are dying as a result of eat
ing toadstools for mushrooms at Deep
Valley, 43 miles southeast of here. -
SUICIDE'S BODY RECOVERED
Remains of Fred Fulfs of Sterlinj
Found at Camanche.
The body of Fred Fulfs, a Sterling
young man who jumped into the Mis
sissippi with suicidal intent near Clin
ton some days ago was found at Ca
manche yesterday. Fulfs was appar
ently demented. His hat which he left
on the bank of the river led to the dis
covery of his fate.
Settle Coal Trouble.
Pittsburg, Aug. 8. At a conference
this afternoon of officers of the Unite J
Mine Workers of America and officer.;
of the Pittsburg Coal company, all
grievances that threatened to bring on
a strike of 14,00 men were amicably"
RABBI CURSES GROUND ON WHICH
ANNA MARKOWITZ WAS MURDERED
Dayton, Ohio. Aug. 8. At the funer
al of Anna Markowitz, who was as
saulted and murdered Sunday nicht
near the spot where Dona Gilman met
a similar fate, the officiating rabbi for
mally and with ceremony cursed the
ground upon which the girl had been
killed. He prayed thflt no rain would
ever fall upon it and that no flower or
spear of grass would grow upon it.
He recited a psalm and then went to
each member of the bereaved family ! shrieked with horror and fainted.
and slit their garments with a knife.
This was done in accordance with an
ancient custom, to show that the heart
is torn with grief.
Harry and Jacob Markowitz r.nd
their sister Bertha were released from
jail yesterday and attended the Iti
nera!. The meeting of the members
of the family was dramatic. The fath
er and younger sister were sobbin
when the sons came in. The mother
Regular Dividend Declared.
New York, Aug. 8 Directors of the
Union Pacific today declared their
regular quarterly dividends of 2 per
cent on common stock and semi-annual
dividend of 2 per cent on preferred.
Sues for Divorce.
Mrs. Alice M. Smith of Moline has
filed a bill for divorce from her hus
band, James Smith, in the circuit
court, charging him with cruelty. Ther
wfre married at Galesburg April 9,
The Columbia was up. from Burling
ton and the Frontenac, David Tipton
Ruth, and Emily were north and south.
The stage of water' was 5.85 at 6 a. ,
m. and COO at noon.