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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. '
FIFTY-SIXTH YEAH. NO. 231).
THE AKGUS, THURSDAY. AUGUST 15, 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
PRESIDENT SMALL FAILS
TO ARRIVE FROM THE WEST
Absence of Head of the
IS EXPECTED TONIGHT
Telegraph Companies Claim
They Are Moving All Business
In the Large Centers.
Announcement is made at Oyster
Bay that President Roosevelt prob
ably will not personally concern
himself with the telegraphers' strike,
in spite of the appeals sent to him
by many business organizations
throughout the country.
Superintendents of the telegraph
companies confidently assert that
the strike is effectually broken.
Associated Press reports that there
is no longer trouble on any of its
wires and that the news of the world
is being carried to all parts of the
l(-M-n on Hoard of Trmlr.
Chicago, Aug. 15. The Postal and
Western Union Telegraph companies
today reopened their offices on the
board of trade. The operators were
comparatively few in number and tho
amount of business transacted was less
Sinull I ) Not Arrive.
President Small of the telegraphers,
who was expected in town early today,
diil not arrive, and it was said at union 1
headquarters he would not come before
i n v IliiMlnrm. In .MovIjik.
New York, Aug. 15. At the general !
offices of the two telegraph companies I
it was said today every hour was bring
ing them nearer normal traffic condi
tions and business was moving to all
points the country over. Wires were
ciear and no difficulty was experienced
in handling everything offered.
"The strike is over," declared Robert
C. dowry, president and general mana
ger of the Western Union. "We are
having applications from the strikers
today, but we are turning them down.
We are filled up and cannot place
dowry said there was no trouble
over the question of railroad wires, and
none was anticipated.
ICrport Ik Moviuu.
The Associated' Press is moving its
report under steadily improving condi
I'rrniili-nt Kei-pM Out.
Oyster Day, Aug. 14. President Roose
velt will not concern himself personally
with the telegraphers' strike, according
to the best information obtainable here
tonight. Appeals to the president to
take some action looking to a settle
ment of the strike were received at the
executive ofliees here today from boards
of trade and commercial bodies of a
large number of cities. The applica
lions were similar in character to those
formulated yesterday by the Chicago
board of trade. Each emphasized the
importance of the direct action by the
.No Instruction Given.
The communications have been re
ferred to Commissioner of Labor Neill
It is understood that no instruction or
recommendation have been forwarded
to Mr. Neill. From the first Mr. Xeill
has been active in an endeavor to tf
feet a settlement of the trouble. It is
Mated here that he has as yet made no
report to the president, nor has he re
reived messages from Mr. Rooseveit
touching upon the matter in hand. Mr.
Neill's movements, however, have been
closely followed, and while the direct
statement is not made, the impression
is given that in Mr. Neill's efforts the
administration considers that the lim
it of its functions and authority in the
matter is being exercised.
lilt-nKO In In Iletter Shape.
Chicago, Aug. 14. The telegraph sit
uation tonight in Chicago and through
out the entire middle west shows that
during the past 24 hours the companies
whose men went on strike have made
rapid strides towards getting their bus
iness back on a normal basis. Condi
tions have improved so much with the
Western Union Telograpn company
that they felt they were justified in
opening their board of trade office and
announcement was made that com
mencing tomorrow morning they will
have telegraph operators on the floor
tomorrow morning when the market
opens, ready to accept business for all
parts of the country.
The Postal Telegraph company offi-
da's declare (hat they were more than
satisfied with what they liad accom
plished towards getting their service
Suing, and should matters continue to
improve as rapidly as they did today, it
wi'.l be but a short time until branch
offices will be opened for business.
ftt-r the ltrokTN.
The union officials today turned their
attention to the broker houses and a!!
commission men using leased wires
were notified that unless working con
tracts were signed with the men by
tomorrow morning, their employes
would be called out just as soon as
President Small of the telegraphers'
union reached Chicago, which he is ex
pected to do tomorrow at noon. At a
meeting of the broker operators to
night contracts good for a year were
piesented to the union officials for their
approval. At the close of the meeting
the list given out showed that probably
half of the large commission firms had
signed the union scale.
Peace efforts inaugurated by Samuel
Compels and other officers of the
American federation of Labor are still
under way, and according to a state
ment by President Gompers tonight,
the feeling is too intense on both sides
of the controversy to make any great
headway toward getting the strike
leaders and the superintendents of the
i companies together at this time. De-
dared Mr. Gompers: "Peace has not
failed because peace has not been con
sidered by either side up to the pres
ent time. While men are answering
the impulse to strike, there is little if
any use trying to get them to think of
going back. The arrival of President
: Small wi'.l considerably clear the strike
Locally, there was little change in the
telegraph situation from yesterday. All
operators in this city remain at work
ready to handle the business if any
were offered. In Davenport the offices
of both companies continue to be man
ned by the managers with a clerk or
two. In Moline last night an extra op
erator was ordered to report at Peoria,
where a strike is on. He refused to do
so, and was discharged. The night oi
etator quit wita him.
The Associated Press succeeded in
getting its ngular report out of Chi
CMa'dvcTTeased "wires, and The Argus
received a number of dispatches.
IIL AT BUFFALO
Petroleum Struck at Depth
200 Feet in Heart of the
COMES OUT WITH WATER
Traces Visible for Years Caused Futilj
Drilling of 1,200 Foot Well
While drilling a well about three
blocks west of the depot in Ruffali,
Iowa today .1. W. Curry struck petro
leum at a depth of 200 feet. When tho
drill was pulled out of the ground a
rush of water followed and with it
came the oil in a steady flow. Experts
at Muscatine were sent for to make uu
examination as to the quality of the oil
and the prospects for a eontinucrd
yield. The strike caused the greatest
excitement in the village.
Tr:i''M I. one Visible.
Traces of oil have been found alon?
the Iowa shore for many years and
they encouraged an exhaustive inves
tigation u0 years or more ago. At that
time the artesian well at Linwood was
bored to a depth of 1,200 feet and nc
oil was found.
SUBMARINE TESTS ARE ENDED
The Viper Hits Target While Forty
Feet Under Water.
Newport. R. I., Aug. 14. The Viper
one of the four submarines constructed
for the United States navy at the Fore
River Shipbuilding & Engine company
at Qmncy, has completed its torpedo
trials in Narragansett bay under su
pervision of the naval board, and prob
ably will leave tonight for Quiney. The
Viper in target practice was submerged
40 feet, and, running at full speed
loaded and fired four torpedoes, three
of which hit the target.
PAPER MILL MERGER CERTAIN
Consolidation of Wisconsin Mills Like
ly to Be Effected.
Appleton, Wis., Aug. 14. The big pa
per mill merger is all but completed
and at a meeting to be held here Sat
urday it is probable that the deal will
be closed. It is stated here that
number of conferences between paper
mill men were held here late last night
and that John O. Hanrahan and a nttra
her of eastern money men will be here
at the end of the week to close the
deal. The new organization may be
capitalized at $30,000,000.
AIM AT LANDLORD
Enemies of Lord Ashton Es
cape Being Victim of Bomb
WAS ASLEEP IN HIS LODGE
Building Wrecked Supposedly by Peas
ants Who Resent His Reflections
On the Catholics.
Clonne'., Ireland, Aug. 11. Lord Ash
ton. one of the landlords whose activity
in the cattle grazing war has aroused
the most bitter animosity, narrowly es
caped death yesterday from the ex
plosion of a bomb, which partially de
stroyed the hunting lodge where he was
Lord Ashton has large estates in the
west, of Ireland, where the grazing
troubles have taken place. He arrived
at his lodge at Gleniary in the country
near here last Monday, coming directly
here from the western states. He was
awakened at 2 o'clock in the morning
by a crashing explosion, lie rushed
from his bedroom into the hall just in
time to escape a falling mass of tim
bers anil glass. The exterior of one
side of the house was shattered by the
force of the explosion and part of the
interior is a heap of debris.
CharKfil to IVnnnnfM.
Lord Ashton believes that the explo
sion was the work of peasants from the
west. Parts of the bomb were found.
It had three fuses, all of which bad
been fired. There has been considera
ble feeling agaiit Lord Ashton arising
from a remark he made in the course
of a speech on the cattle grazing war.
This remark was: "I would rather have
bullocks on my estates than Catholic
HORSE IS KILLED BY
CONTACT WITH WIRE
Animal Owned by Mr. Summers of
Viola Received Powerful Current
of Electricity and Dies.
A valuable horse owned by Mr. Sum
mers of Viola was electrocuted this af
ternoon by contact with a short circuit
ed current. While driving through the
alley between Fourth and Fifth ave"
nues, in the rear of 112S Fourth avenue,
the horse became entangled in a broken
telephone wire. In pulling the wire
the horse drew it across an uninsulated
live wire, with t lie result that both
horses were knocked down, and Mr.
Summers and a companion received a
shock sufficient to throw them to the
ground. One- horse died almost instant
ly, but the other, though it received a
evere shock, was not seriously injur
ed. The accident occurred about 1:30
DIPLOMAT ACCOSTS A WOMAN
Cuban Secretary at St. Louis Thrashed
by Husband, and Then Fined.
St. Louis. Mo., Aug. 14. Manuel R.
Embil, secretary of the Cuban consul
ate at St. Louis, was fined $CG today
for insulting Mrs. Osman Reichel. Mrs.
Reichel, with her baby in her arms,
was standing near the Jefferson hotel
waiting for her husband, who is em
ployed there as a waiter. Embil ac
costed her. Mrs. Reichel moved and
Embil followed her, seizing her hand
and kissing it. At this moment Reich
el appeared and soundly thrashed his
wife's tormcnter, afterwards having
him arrested. Reichel is a law student,
working as waiter in order to pay his
AMERICANS ONLY ONES
R. H. Coon. Known in Rock Island.
One of Three Succeeding "Greats"
at Oxford University.
Raymond H. Coon, nephew of . Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Kge, 140SVL Third
avenue, who was awarded the Cecil
Rhodes scholarship at the Oxford uni
versity in England three years ago has
finished his course there and is now on
his way home fro Grand Island, Neb. by
way of Montreal. Before leaving Ox
ford he took the examination calle i
"Greats," probably the most difficuU
examination ever undertaken by a col
lege students. He and two other Am
ericans were the only ones who suc
ceeded in passing the examination. He
is but 24 years of age at the present
time. He has visited in this city a
number of times and has a large num
ber of acquaintances here. On his ar
rival in this country he will take up i
position as Greek professor at the
Sioux Falls university at Sioux Falls,
S. D. He was given the Cecil Rhodes
scholarship when attending the Grand
Hand is Lacerated.
Yesterday while picnicing at Pros
pect park little Frank Bailey, son of
W. E. Bailey, received a severe lacer
ation of the hand by suddenly drawing
it through a barbed wire fence. Hi
was immediately taken to a physician's
office where the ugly wound wis
given attention. The lad is
I ported to be doing nicely today.
Believe Movement to Con
trol Food Manufacture
DR. WILEY GOES ABROAD
National Law's Application to
Foreign Products Forces
Washington, Aug. 11. it is believ
ed at the state department that th
outcome of the present visit to Europe
of Dr. Wiley of the department of ag
riculture will be the calling of an in
ternational gathering1 in this country
to endeavor to secure uniformity of
practice in the treatment of food adul
terations. It appears that thre is little differ
ence of opinion amoag the health au
thorities of the various nations as t
tho propriety of establishing rules for
the manulacttue of food and drug pro
duets in the interest of the puiiii;
health, but diff-'u nee.s haw arisen .u
each stage of the attempt to frame
legulations for the government of the
export trade in such commodities ow
ing to honest difference of opinion j:i
to the proper definition of adultera
tion. I In vi" Taken .".
Aiiuougn taking an advanced posi
tion in tiiis matter as icvca'ed in the
stringent legislation contained in the
pure tood law, the government ol tir;
United States has been obliged t;t
times to take sharp issue with some of
the European government ollicinls as
to the haimfulness of certain ingr
dients of our food exported. Again:
purely technical objections the agricul
tural department has been contending
with difficulty for a long time.
Are 'I'ukiiiK Notloo.
But with the pasvp rrf the pur
food act, with the authority contain id
therein to apply its provisions to im
ported food and drugs and wines, tho
department finds its hand mue'i
strengthened in dealing with Euro
pean governments which are now be
ginning to show a very practical inter
est in the inquiry which Dr. Wiley is
making into the nature of the ingred
ients of tlie great quantities of foreign
delicatessen and liquors that are flow
ing into the United States. It there
fore is felt that it will not be a dirti
cttlt matter to induce other nations iu
second the efforts of the United State'
government either by an international
gathering or by diplomatic correspond
ence to reach an understanding upon a
general set of rules relative to the use
of preservatives in food products.
Pry at Jamestown Sunday Lid.
Norfolk, Va Aug. It. A plan to open
the Jamestown exposition on Sundays,
with a small admission fee and none
of the concesions opened, has been sub
mitted by Director General Parr to Sec
retary of the Treasury Cortelyou. Ac
tion on the matter is expected in a few-
GEORGIA HOUSE PASSES BILL THAT
WILL LARGELY REDUCE NEGRO VOTE
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 14. By a vote of
ir9 to lfj the lower house of the Geor
gia general assembly today passed the
bill to disfranchise the negroes. The
measure already has been passed by
the senate, and now goes io Governor
Hoke Smith, who will approve it. In
addition to the rpialiflcations already
prescribed by law, the prospective vo
ter must come under one or more of
1. All persons who have honorably
served in any war of the United States
or in the confederate army, or in the
military forces of the state of Georgia
during the civil war.
ltoltN Arc Itecocnixrtl.
1. All persons lawfully descended
from those who served in the confed
erate army or in the military forces of
Georgia during the civil war.
o. All persons of good character, who
understand the duties of citizenship.
"NO REVISION OF TARIFF BY THE 60TH
Washington, Aug. 14. "There wiU
be no revision of tlie tariff by the six
tieth congress," said Speaker Joseph
G. Cannon of the house of representa
tives tonight, upon his arrival from
Danville, 111. enroute to Lake Cham
plain, N. Y., where he will spend sev
mind is activepope FAILURE
Mrs. Mary B. Eddy Seems
Strong When Examined by
Masters in Chancery.
REPLIES TO ALL QUESTIONS
Plaintiffs Set Up Claim Teaching of
Christian Science is Evidence
Concord, N. II., Aug. 14. Confronted
in her own home by the three special
masters, one a noted alienist, Mrs. Mary
Baker G. Eddy head of the Christian
Science church, was subjected for an
hour this afternoon to examination to
determine whether she has the capacity
to manage her own affairs.
Mrs. Eddy answered all questions
readily, seemed to be of nimble wit
that enabled her to transfer her atten
tion quickly from one question to an
other, and was apparently unconcerned
about the outcome of the examination.
Si.v In Hit- I'nrly.
Judge Aldrich. llosea G. Parker, and
Dr. George F. Jolly, the masters, ac
companied by William E. Chandler,
counsel for the plaintiffs; General
auk S. Streetc-r. personal counsel for
Mrs. Eddy, and an official stenographer
made up the party of visitors.
Following the visit to Mrs. Eddy,
bi ought about by the counsel for the
next friends," a surprise was sprung
by counsel for the plaintiffs in their
effort to widen the scope of the inquiry
so that it would include the proposi
tion that the teachings of Christian
Science by Mrs. Eddy for a generation
was a direct evidence of her general
This position was elucidated by Mr.
Howe, associate of Mr. Chandler, and
was more amplified than the original
proposition submitted by the latter in
liis opening today. The proposition
was laid down that Mrs. Eddy was the
victim of seven systematic delusion
which had been progressive and which
had culminated, or would culminate, in
her mental breakdown.
This amplifying of the original posi
tion was heartily welcomed by Gen
era! Streeter, and the matter went over
until tomorrow for argument. Judg
Aldrich, acting as pokesnuLU- forthtii
masters, had already ruled that the
heating was not to be taken as dis
establisning Christian Science as a re
ligious corporation, but he admitted that
the proposition was one which must be
settled later on by the masters.
Kxnmimitioii Is Ukply,
This statement by the senior master
is taken to mean that Mrs. Eddy must
finally submit to examination by alien
ists, either by Dr. Jolly as master,
or by a commission made up of alien
ists retained by both parties.
Councilman and Superintendent of
Streets Accused in Connection
With Passing Loan Bill.
Poston, Mass., Aug. 14. Superintend
ent of Streets James H. Doyle and Com
mon Councilman James H. Hatton of
Charlestown were inflicted today, the
termer for offering a bribe in connee-
4. All persons who can correctly
read in the English language any para
graph of the constitution of the United
States or of this state, and correctly
write the same in the English lan
guage when read to them by any of
tlie registers, and all persons who sole
ly because of physical msability are
unable to comply with the above re
quirements, but who can understand
and give a reasonable interpretation of
any paragraph of the constitution of
the United States or of this state that
may be read to them by any of the
llwnrr of ItrHHi Worth of Property.
". Any person who is the owner of
40 acres of land in tiiis state, upon
which he resides, or is the owner of
property situated in this state, and as
sessed for taxation at the valuation of
It is claimed the law will disfranchise
95 per cent of the negroes.
eral days with former Representative
Joseph C. SIbtey of Pennsylvania.
"The renublican narty will meet in
national convention next June," Mr,
Cannon added, "and formulate new pol
icies or adhere to its present platform
and we who are republicans will abide
by the contention's decision."
tion with the passage by the council
of a loan bill amounting to Sl,500,00,
ind the latter for perjury, also in con
nection with the bill. Both were held
TELLS OF NEEDS
J. A. Fox Discusses Waterways
Movement Before Business
Men at Rock Island Club.
URGES A GREATER EFFORT
Says Work Should Be More Systematic
and Results Would Be Bigger
Appropriations Too Small.
John A. Fox, special director of the
National Rivers and Harbors congress.
informally addressed a gathering of
Rock Island business men last evening
at the Rock Island Club on the work
of the organization he represents, and
the interest Kock Island has in this
movement. The attendance was sinali.
owing to the short notice which h; i
been given for the meetincr The mee .-
ing was of an informal character, an i
in a conversational manner Mr. Fox
discussed the rivers and harbors woik
for nearly an hour. His remarks weie
listened to with much interest by thos-
present, and it is certain that, his hea -
ers will be wanner supporters of th'.s
movement than ever before. Anions
those piesent were representatives if
the city council, members of the Rock
Island Club and the Business Men's as
sociation, and of the Industrial com
mission. Mayer Levi presided over the
"'1 SyNtPiiiiitit" 'Work.
Mr. Fox talked much along the lin !
of his interview published in The Ar
gus last evening. He urged systemat.c
work in behalf of waterway improve
nunts. He holds that to vote a cer
tain amount each year in a general
way for improvements here and the':e
will not suffice, but that large appn
priations annually to cover general riv
ers aim harbors improvements, ar-.'
needed. He-Trfged-thni il.'e fruiX '
made more specific.
I :v-nlllnr-H In la.
"Since it became an independent in
tion. the United States has spent $5:12.
oIJO.uimi on its livers and harbors, witn
out definite aim or plan. The improve
ment resulting has of course be"i
great, but much more could have been
accomplished had there been a delimit
plan for giving the waterways the high
est percentage of efficiency." Mr. Fox
gave specific instances of the cost of
improvements, and maintained tli.it
the cost has been more than paid wi'ti
interest. He showed by definite fig
ures the resulting decrease in freight
AnIvm Lurtil Support.
Mr. Fox devoted some time to a dis
cussion of the advantages or Deu-'.
river facilities to Rock Island, ani
urged that the tri-cities individually
and collectively give their earnest sup
port to the efforts of the National Riv
ers and Harbors congress.
Mr. Fox will be in the city the rest
of the week, and expects to meet a
number of the representative business
men and discuss with them the move
ment he represents.
SCORES THE BLOOMER GIRLS
Dubuque, Iowa, Clergyman Terms Fern
inine Baseball Team a Disgrace.
Dubuque, Iowa, Aug. 14. "Those
bloomer girls are a disgrace to woman
hood and they should be driven from
the citv " was the statement Father A
TJoeding made before the Rosary club.
'The asuregation calling themselves
bloomer girls' who are playing base
ball here should be driven from town.
Good, clean baseball is not objection
able to anyone, but to have females
who call themselves women disport
themselves in bloomers and drag wo
manhood to the lowest depths should
KANSAS' POPULATION GROWS
Increase of Nearly Forty Thousand Last
Year, According to Report.
Topeka, Kan., Aug. 14. Kansas gain
ed ny,5 10 in population in the last year
according to the figures of the sworn
returns of the county assessors com
piled by the state board of agriculture
The population March 1 was l,C51,...l
or a gain of 2.4 per cent over the poi
ulation of last year, according to the
returns. This is the largest popula
tion ever reported for the state.
Mrs. Thaw Forgives Mother?
Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 14. A reconcili
ation has taken place between Mrs.
Harry K. Thaw and her mother, Mrs
Charles J. Holman of Pittsburg. The
olive branch "was borne by Howard
Nesbit, brother of the young wife. Mrs
Thaw has either left New York with
her brother Howard, or she is going in
a few days to Nova Scotia. In Nova
Scotia she will be Joined by others be
sides her brother.
Most of the Companies
Are Also Operating on
OTHERS ARE IN DANGER
Tightness of the Money Market
Renders Heavy Assets of
New York, Aug. 14. Receivers of the
Pope Manufacturing company and its
subsidiary company, the Pope Motor
Car company, engaged in the manufac
ture of automobiles and bicycles, with
main offices and plant at Hartford,
Conn., were appointed today in New
York. New Jersey, Connecticut, and
Massachusetts. Similar action will be
taken shortly in Illinois, Ohio, Indiana,
and Maryland, where the comiauies
own plants. The petitions filed by the
Monusktlly Car company of Toledo ask
ing for receivers, shows the total as
sets of both companies to be $11,203,
570. with total liabilities reaching $1,-
Money H1 Cut Off.
The difficulties of the Pope companies
were the direct result of a curtailment
of loans and reduction of loans on
notes. The petition for receivers shows
the total capitalization of the Pope
Manufacturing company to be $22,500,
000 and that the company was organiz
ed in l!u;; in New Jersey. The finan
cial district was affected by the news
ot the failure and prices fell rapidly on
the stock exchange.
I nnlilt- to llcufw l.onn.
The Pope Manufacturing company
was brought to its present state by tin
impairment of its borrowing capacity
to the extent of $Soo,0o0, and the Pope
jiTWaog.iVar3Minuigr' whsereayital is
$1.0(iu,iHM), has suffered an impairment
of about $230,000 in its borrowing ca
pacity, these disabilities coining on
top of the inability to renew maturing
Just how the situation is going to bo
worked out persons interested would
not undertake to predict today in view
of existing financial conditions. It wis
frankly declared that various autom -bile
interests, operating on the basis
of a widely extended credit, have beea
the first to have trouble in obtaining
accommodations at the banks for ths
leason, and that funds were not now
in sight of the Pope company sufficient
to finance its 1008 output even with suci
relief from the prcssure'of creditors as
the receivership might bring.
FIRST GAR IS RUN
OVER SILVIS BRANCH
Superintendent Jully of East Moline In-
terurban in Charge of the Trip
Take in a Nickle.
The first car over the Silvis branch
of the East Moline interurban wen
over the line this afternoon. Superin
tendent Jully of the company was at
the controller, and took the car
through. The passengers on the first
trip rode free with the company's com
pliments. One man. however, insisted
on paying his fare, in order to have th
distinction of paying the first nickte
for the line. There was no fare reg
ister on the car, but after some urging
on the passenger's part, the nickle was
WIRE LEAK ANGERS TAFT
War Secretary Seeks to Have Western
Union Employes Punished.
Worchester, Miss., Aug. II. It is re
ported here today on good authority
that Secretary Taft will take meas
ures to punish some employes of the
Western Union Telegraph company
here for making public a telegram sent
bv him to his brother, Isaac U. Taft,
on Sunday, on the ground that the ac
tion was criminal. The message wa3
sent by the secretary from Point Au
Pic to his brother at Milbury, and was
published in a Boston newspaper al
most as soon as Mr. Taft received it
Secretary Taft desired that his visit
to Milbury should be secret.
EMPORIA SAGE WRITES. BOOK
William Allen White Weaves Story
Around His Ideal of a Citizen. -
Emporia, Kan Aug. 14. William Al
len Whiu?, editor of the Emporia Ga
zette, is writing his first novel, which
will be published early in the winter.
The hero is a westerner and ig describ
ed as Mr. White's ideal citizen. Mr.
White has just been to New York with
the first section of the story.