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ROCK ISLAND ARGU
FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 274.
THE ARGUS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
THOUSANDS OF UNION
FEDERAL COURTS TO BE
USED AGAINST THE UNION
LABOR'S HEADQUARTERS IN ROCK ISLAND
EN PARADE STREETS
Annual Tri-City Celebra
tion Directed by Local
PICNIC IS BEING HELD
Mayors of Three Cities Speak
at Gathering at Suburban
Island This Afternoon.
S vera I I In iiisarnl r -pre: . nl:ii iv
organized labor in t ho three cities
formed in line this morning and gavo
a demonstration in t he way eif a jri -ratle
which is: one of the most notable
of the KilKl ever hold in tlir tlirr
cities. The column spread out over
a mil' ."11111 a 1111:1 11 or. tho nu n maroh
ing in doiilile file. Tho line of inarch
west 011 Second avenue to Twelfth
stieet, south to Fourth avenue, oast i j
Twentieth street, north to Third ave
nuc, ami west to Fifteenth street. w; ;
thronged witli hemands of people, nil
of tlie citios and surrounding villages
being represented hy groat numbers.
The unions rojiorlod to J. W. Cavau-
JAMES XV. CAVAXAUG1I,
Chief Miii-Klinl of the l;iy.
auli, marshal of tho day. at '.::: at
the Industrial Home liuilding, and
shortly after 1" tho column formed on
Twentieth street and Second avenue.!
moved forward. There was some i?
lay in t ho formation of tho line, owim;
to tho fact that the street cars con
tinually interfered with the format ioi..
This proved to ho the only imper
fect feature of the march, and much
complaint was made hocaiuc of it.
formation of l':ir:iili-.
The formation of 4 lie parade follows:
J. V. Cavanaiigh. marshal of the dav.
Police, in command of Chief 4. V.
Eckhart and Night Captain Ituik.
Davenport city iillicials in carriages.
Moline oily officials, in carriages.
Mayor Hchatfer and Wock Island city
officials in carriages.
.TtnK'es in carriages.
Rock Island carpente rs, Xo. 1M; 2.r(n
Pavmport carpenters, Nos. 1272, .rrr,.
and 1 .;; 1 ; 2n fhou, all told.
Moline carpenlets, Xo. 211: 1 00 men.
Moline painters and decorators, Xo.
81 : 4'i no 11.
Davenport painters, Xo. 21iJ: f."
Rock Island painters; 70 men.
Davenport, operative plasterers, Xo.
28; 20 men in carriages.
TiiCity hod carriers; IS in line.
A. F. M. band.
Tri-City luowors; !IS men.
Davenport cigar makers, Xo. 172; 1.1
Moline lathers. Xo. 1!7; 20 men.
Moline pluniiiers. Xo. 11; "( men.
Daveii)ort plumbers, Xo. 207; K'
Davenport journeymen tailors, Xo.
300 ; 4.1 men.
Leather workers, Xo. 11; 7.1 men.
Davenport teamsters, Xo. IW;:!; 40 men
Have Gained Vast Sum in Year
by Increase In the Price
of Products. .
New York, Sept. 2. Tho next issue
of the American Agriculturist will say
the American earnings of fanners are
$1,000,000,000 greater this year than
last. The big gain is due entirely to
the inci eased prices of farm products,
as production in general will be fully
10 per ccut less than last year.
f 1 rr . ' d
I 5. - ,v,f 4 .i.:-,? ;.';;.( .,.-
in wagons. I
Roc k Island teamsters, Xo. 54.1; 40
Tri-City Typographical union, No.
107: so men.
Moline bartenders, Xo. C39; "0 men.
Tri-City Ladies' Auxiliary, Xo.
International Association of Machin
ists, on a float.
Tri-City lodge machinists, loo men.
Progressive Railway lodge, machin
ists, 2nd men.
Arsenal lodge, machinists, 7.1 men.
Armory lodge, machinists, 2.1 men.
Tri-City blacksmiths and helpers, Xo.
101; 125 men.
Moline Iron mold'rs. Xo. 2:!7; 75 men.
Davenport iron molders, Xo. 11S; 'J5
men, ami float.
Rock Island iron molders, No. 2'!0;
Railway workers, Xo. 1!l; 50 men.
Twin-City sheet metal workers, Xo.
2!!t; 1.1 men.
Rock Island metal polishers, No. 4'J;
Linemen's union, Xo. lO'.l; 2S men.
Inside electrical workers, Xo. 27S;
10 men in carriages.
Davenport tobacco workers' union,
Industrial and commercial floats.
I'rixrM Are Awtirilril.
The Rock Island Carpenters' union,
Xo. ICC. with 250 men in line, was
awarded the first prize, a cash awai 1
for the largest number of men in pa
tado. The other prize, a handsome
gavel, was awarded to the Davenport
Iron Molders, for having the best uni
formed body and the best appearance
I'lobrnlc tit InIhihI.
This afternoon the celebration of the
day, which is under the direction cf
the Rock Island Industrial J Initio as
sociation, is being held at Suburban
island, and thousands of people aio
expected to gather at the park during
t he afternoon and evening. Ad
dresses this afternoon aio to Jio made
I by the chief executives of the three
cities. Mayor Henry C. Sohaftor of
Rock Island. Mayor Waldo Pecker )f
Davenport, and Mavor Andrew Olson
of Moline. The baseball game is
's-cheduled for 1 o'clock. Many other
amusements and attractions have been
provided, and tho island will be a live
ly place until late tonight.
OliKtTVt'il :li Holiday.
The day is being -observed generally
in the three cities as a holidav, the
banks ami public buildings being
closed, as are most of the offices,
Mores and factories. At the postoffie.;
holiday hours prevailed.
The parks are the Mecca for thou
sands, while many others are spend
ing the day fishing along the rivers,
and in little family picnics in shaded
spots away from the noise, and dirt of
MOORS ASK FRENCH
TO SETTLE TROUBLE
Reported End of the Controversy in
Morocco is In Sight Negotiate
London, Sept. 2. According to a dis
patch from the correspondent, of the
Daily Mail at Casa Planca, further ser
ious fighting there is improbable.
The tribesmen, he says, have hail
enough, and have asked the influential'
Sheik Maejcc to entreat British Vice
Consul Spinney at Mazagan to treat
between themselves and the French.
Mr. Spinney has taken tho sheik's mes
sages to Casa Blanca. The sheik will
bo brought to Casa Blanca immediately.
Oian. Algeria, Sept. 2. Tho trans:
port Xive sailed last night for Cas.i
Blanca with a battalion of the foreign
legion. The Shamroi k has left witn
another battalion and the Mytho will
take a squadron of spahis.
PROVES MARS INHABITED
Professor Percival Lowell Declares
Planet is Abode of Race.
London, Sept. 2. Professor Percival
Lowell, the well known American as
tronomer, declares in an article in the
cun t nt issue of .Nature that observa
tions of the planet Mars during 1907
opposition convince him that the planet
is inhabited by intelligent human life.
Ho describes tho development of the
mysterious and wonderful canal system
under tho favorable conditions of the
opposition, and says they clearly prove
that a constructive power is at work on
I lie. planet. He expresses conviction
that the people of the world will soon
nave positive Knowledge concerning
the life of Mars.
ESCAPE FROM PLAGUE SHIP
Health Officials Search for Sailors Who
Deserted Yellow Fever Craft.
Dallas, Texas, Sept. 2. A report
from Port Arthur says that two sai
01s have escaped from the steamer
Xordhavct, which State Health Officer
Brumby quarantined at Sabine t--
vvet k or more ago with three cases of
yellow fever from Vera Cruz on board
Search is being made in nearby coast
towns-to capture the fugitive sailon
GREAT BRITAIN AND
Sign Treaty Covering Their Relations in Persia, Afghanistan
and Thibet, Insuring Rights of Citizens of
St. Petersburg. Sept. 2. The Anglo
Russian convention was signed Satur
day afternoon. It regulates the inter
ests of tho two powers in Tibet. Af
ghanistan and Persia. While the for
eign oilice hero, acting in concert with
the British embassy, refrains from giv
ing details of tho treaty, it was ascer
tained that the most important feature
is a clause opening the north of Persia
to the enterprise of British subjects
and the south of Persia to the enter
prise of Russian subjects, abolishing
the restrictions which hitherto have
I'li'iisinu to I'.iiulnnil,
London. Sept. 2. The formal con
lusion of the Anglo-Russia convention
is welcomed in Great Britain as ending
years of misunderstanding and ill feel
ing between the two powers, particular
ly in respect to the near far east. It
s also welcome as removing the fears
of many Englishmen that sooner or la-
ASSAULT MAY CAUSE
YOUNG MAN'S DEATH
James Stein, Davenporter, in Critical
Condition After Fight With
Brothers From Canton.
.lames Stein, a young man and ti'i-
marriod, was probably fatally injured
111 a street light at l ourth sire'ot a.i.t
Western avenue, DavenjKirt, Saturday
night. Charles and Joe Green eif Can
ton, 111., are held pending the result
of the injuries. The Greem brothers
had quarreled with Stein and meeting
him they knocked him down with
some blunt instrument and his head
struck the curb with .such force as to
render him unconscious, lie has re
mained in that condition most of th
time since with little hopes of recov
ery, lie ts at .Mercy neispuai.
BALLPLAYER BREAKS NECK
Outfielder Briskey of Savannah Team
Killed in Diving.
Savannah, Ga., Sept. 2. Joseph Bris
key, right fielder of the Savannah team
in tho South Atlantic league, broke his
neck at Tybee island yesterday after
noon ' by diving into shallow water.
Other bathers saw him as ne lay dying
on the bottom, but he had announced
that he was going to make a long stay
under water, and they thought nothing
of the matter until some miuutes had
passed. Then they drew him up to
find him dead. Briskey leaves a wife
and a 3-wceks-oleI baby in Houston,
WILL ARBITRATE WAGE ISSUE
Commerce Commissioner Clarke ta
Act in Railroad Dispute.
Denver. .Sept. 2. Interstate Com
merce Commissioner E. L. Clark has
agreed to act as arbiter of the wage
question in dispute between the west
ern railway managers and the Brother-
INDUSTRIAL HOME BUILDING.
tor Russian commerce would advance
to the southward and threaten the In
dian empire. The convention particu
larly define s the line eif action Great
Britain and Russia will follow in Per
sia, Tibe t and Afghanistan.
Russia maintains her jKisition in the
north and (heat Britain in tho south of
Persia. Great Britain is thus relieved
of anxietv that Russia is scheming to
secure a port on the Persian gulf.
When Lansdowne was foreign secre
tary he declared any attempt on the
part of Russia to do this would mean
Other governments interested in Per
sia have boon assured the convention
dot's not threaten the integrity of the
country and does not interfere with the
vested interests of any one. The con
vention is understood to guarantee tho
maintenance of the present position of
Afghanistan and Tibet.
hood of Railway Trainmen. He will
hear both sides in Chicago between
Sept. It) and 10.
CROWD DRIVES A
BURGLER TO DEATH
One of Pair at Lyndhurst, N. J., Kills
Self to Avoid Capture After
Lyndhurst, X. J., Sept. 2. Gewge
Cassidy, a policeman, was shot and
killed today while endeavoring to ar
rest two burglars. A crowd pursued
the robbers, anil one of them ctiiniuitted
suicide rather than submit to capture.
The other escaped.
RIVER SEASON IS
COMING TO A CLOSE
Diamond Jo Line Steamers Are Soon
to Be Withdrawn from Through
Service for This Year.
The threnigh packet season of the
Diamond Jo line between St. Louis
and St. Paul is drawing rapidly nea"
a close. The bt. l'aui passeu neicK
Island yesterday em its last trip of the
season, and em reaenmg bi. iuis h
will return light to Dubuque and go
into quarters. The Sidney has but one
more round trip, leaving here Sept.
10. The Dubuque Thursday makes the
last trip of the season in the St. Louis.
Rock Island tralbc, and thereafter will
run only as far north as Burlington
Cunard to Lower Fares Too.
Liverpool. Sent. 2. The Cunard line
today issued a statement to the effect
it will follow the example of its com-
and reduce its eastward At
BIRDS OUR FRIENDS
Even Ordinary Hawks in Great
Majority of Cases do More
Good Than Harm
AS CLOSE STUDY HAS SHOWN
Illinois Farmers' Institute Sends Out
Some Data That All May Read
This is the time of the year when
fanner boys, and sometimes organized
parties of men and boys, go hunting
for doves, crows, hawks, blackbirds,
etc., imagining that they are slaying
their enemies eir getting adequate re
turn for the ammunition used. Inmost
cases, however, they are unwittingly
sacrificing good friends, and the Illi
nois Farmers' institute thinks it well
worth while to offer some scientific
evidence to show how these birds serve
Ilovr l.ivtN MuMtly on Ve-l Seed.
The common mourning dove or "tur
tle dove" does a great'deal more for the
farmer than he is aware of. The Uni
ted States department of agriculture
examined 2157 stomachs of this bird and
found that i'J per cent of its foeul con
sisted eif seeds. Thirty-two per cent
was grain, but. much of this was waste
grain. Weed seed makes up C4 per
cent of its annual food supply, and this
proportion varies but little during any
month. In one stomach were found
7,500 seeds of yedlow sorrel, in another
(1,400 seeds of fox-tail, and a third had
eaten (,200 seeds of various wteds.
Those three doves took 2:!, 100 prospec
tive w(eds away from the farm. The
doves destroy great quantities of the
se'eds of pigeon grass, rag weed, smart
wood, blind weed, and many other
kinds. Every time a farmer kills a
dove he sacrifices one of his best bird
friends. The few bites of flesh it fur
nishes are no return for taking such a
useful and inoffensive lift.
Sparrow Ihc Only Oulliiw.
State Entomologist Forbes, in report
ing a very careful farm study eif Illinois
birds, concludes that none but the
English sparrow should be destroyed.
He found that the winter birds were
more largely useful in the destruction
of weed seeds than the summer birds.
He says that the destruction of insects.
weeds and animal pests by the birds,
is a valuable relation that should not
be disturbed without some definite and
conclusive reason in each case.
Thr Crow Ma km AuirnilH.
It is admitted that the crow is some
thing of a robber of newly planted corn
and of the young of other birds and
chickens, but it is also true that during
the summer he lives almost entirely
upon May beetles (which produce the
destructive white grub), grub worms,
and grasshoppers, devouring great
quantities of these. F. E. L. Beal of
the United States elepartment of agri
culture says that "in the more thickly
settled parts of the country the crow
probably does more good than harm
Hlni-kblrd llemtroya c1 nml Inwt
The redwing blackbird takes some
grain, 13 per cent of its food, as shown
by an examination of 725 stomachs, but
"nearly seven-eighths of its food Is
made up of weed seed or of insects in
jurious to agriculture, indicating un
mistakably that the bird should be pro
tected, except, perhaps, in a few places
where it is too abundant," says Ornith
ologist Heal. "The redwing eats verv
little fruit and does pracrtcally no harm
in the garden eir orchard." Wood seed
forms practically its whole food in win
ter, rag weed, fox tail, smart weed, and
a dozen other kinds being eaten. Tlu
crow blackbird is guilty eif taking more
grain, but half of this is waste grain,
aiidd' "an examination of stom
achs showed that nearly one-third of
its food consists of insects, of which
the greater part are injurious." In the
spring it follows the plow and eats
large quantities of grub worms.
Only Tl.ri-e Iliinnful IlmvkH.
A. K. Fisher of the United States de
partment of agriculture has made a
study eif hawks and owls from the
standpoint eif the farmer. He says that
only ihree or four of these birds ot
prey hunt bird? when they can procure
rodents lor food. Mr. Fisher divides
the birds of prey into four groups. The
harmful specie's consist of the gos
hawk, the Cooper hawk, and the fharn-
shinned hawk, a miniature of tho Coop
er hawk, but with the exception of
these and the great horned owl. which
does much of both good and evil, "we
may safely say that the rapacious
birds are among the most, if not the
most valuable birds that wage war
against the foes of the agriculturist."
liiMllDcuisli llrtnern I'rl.-nil nml !'.
The golden eagle, bald eagle, pigeon
hawk, Richardson hawk, two falcons,
and the great horned owl formed a
group that is partly beneficial airl
partly harmful. Xo argument is male
for protecting these doubtful birds,
but farmers should make no mistake
in distinguishing them from tho many
other species which are docidely their
KoiiKlilrK IVpiIh on Mention MIee.
The rough-logged hawk and the
squirrel hawk belong in the wholly
beneficial group. The roughleg is 0110
of the farmers' most imjiortant allies
against me-adow mice. Mr. Fishrr
points out that it feeds on little ol.-,e
during its six months' sojourn in tho
United States. The squirrel hawk dis
poses of a great number of meadow
mice, squirrels and destructive ro
dents. l.nrgeMt e;ronp I Moxtly llcnrflclnl.
Nearly two-thirds of our hawks and
owls are mostly but not whollv bene
ficial. The marsh hawk.isouaof Hi.
most valuable'. The red-tailed hawk
and the red-shouldered hawk, both
known as "hen hawks." do occasional
ly eat poultry but the quantity is S3
small in comparison with the vast
number of destructive rodents con
sumed that it is hardly worth men
tioning." Ten TIiiioh More Ili-neCi! Thnn lliimaer.
.While fully fifi per cent of the rel-
tail's food consists of injurious mam
mals not meire than 7 per cent etio
sists of poultry, and it is prohablo
that a large proportion of the poultry
and game captured by it and the other
buzzard hawks is made up of oil,
diseased, or otherwise disabled fowls,"
says Mr. Fisher. Many kinds of
ground squirrels, mice, moles, shrews,
etc.. were found in stemiachs of the
Flue llti-iinl for "Hon IlankM."
The red shouldered hawk is very
valuable to the farmer and everywhere
it should be fostered and protected.
About 90 per cent eif its food, includ
ing mice, squirrels, shrews and grass
hoppers, consists of injurious mam
mals and insects, and hardly per
oe-nt of poultry and game.
The. Swainson hawk and the broad-
winged hawk feed extensively em in
jurious insects and rodents. The spar
row hawk deserves special protect ion ;
it lives principally upon insects an!
mice. The long eared own and th?
short-eared owl destrov groat numbers
of mice and small mammals. Onlv
4 per cent of the barred owl's fexid
is ptiultry and game, as indicated bv
100 stomachs, and it destroys inse'ets
Snvr ihr SiTmb Owl.
Mr. Fisher says there is no question
that the screech owl should be pro
tected, as three-fourths of its food
consists of injurious mammals and in
sects, and one-third of the birds found
in 254 stomachs were Knglish spar
rows. The little burrowing owl I
preeminently an insect eater. Illinois
CAR MEN HELD FOR DEATH
Collision Fatal to Mrs. Cleo C
of New York.
New York. Sept. 2. Mrs. Cloo C.
Colt, wife of Olcott C. Ceilt, son of the
firearm manufacturer formerly ef
Hartford. Conn., was probably faUilly
injured early today in a collision be
tween a runabout wagon in which the
Colts were riding and a trollpy car.
Cold was badly hurt. The motornian
and conductor were arrested.
"Peace Week" at Portsmouth.
Portsmouth, N. IL, Sept. 2. Th
week which opened yesterday is being
observed as "Peace week" in honor
of the second anniversary of the sign
ing of the treaty of Portsmouth, which
officially terminated the war between
; Russia and Japan, Sept. 5, 190C.
With Arrest and Prosecution.
Allege Conspiracy to Restrain
Trade and Other Vio
lations of Law.
Chicago, ill., Sept. 2. Consternation
seized the leaders of the great tele
graph strike when the information
reached the natioual headquarters in
Chicago that the machinery of the fed-
e'ral courts would be set in motion to
crush the operators' union.
Prosecution and arrest of the nation
al ollie-e-rs of tho Commercial Telegra
phers' Union of America for alleged
oeiu piiacy to restrain trade and violate
the interstate commerce' laws, accord
ing to reports, is impending.
H111I lirrn Unrnril.
Executive officers ef the union ad
mitted thathcy have been warned of
proceedings to be begun against thein
at the instance of the Western Union
and Peistal Telegraph companies.
President Sylvester J. Small was ad
vised of the danger and he sent word
from Xew York to engage Attorney D.
G. Ramsey of Chicago to investigate
the matter immediately and make hasty
plans for a ceiunter move in court.
Counter Sleps Srrrre.
This was done by ..esley Russell, na
tional secretary, and the executive
board members now stationed in Chica
go called in Attorney Ramsey and a
sectvt conference ensued. What coun
ter steps the union officials contem
plate were kept secret.
OF A DERXFlMENT
Wreck at New Sharon, Iowa, on the
Iowa Central Costs Life of En
Marshalltown, Iowa, Sept. 2. The
Iowa Central northbound
train ran into an emeu switch at Xew
Sharon at midnight. Fireman Cannon
of Marshalltown was killed and Eu-
ginoer Clark of Marshalltown, serious
ly injured. Several passengers were
DEAD BY VICTIM
Latter Fatally Stabbed in Encounter
at Blairesville, Pa.; One of
Blairesville, Pa., Sept. 2 Late Sat
urday night Cuiseppo Guisfo, an alleg
es! blackmailer, was sheit dead, one com
panion arrested, and a third escaped
following an attempt to blackmail
Frank Cieuuinno, who was probably fa
tally stabbed by one of the Italians.
CONGO NATIVES IN REVOLT
Serious Uprising Reported in Free
State White Officer Attacked.
Brussels, Sept. 2. Passengers by
the Congo mail steamer, which arrivel
last night, npert a serious revolt
among the Free State natives, who
everywhere have refused to do work
which is demanded in lieu of taxes.
In tho Aruwimini district a white of
ficer was attacked and weiunded. The
passengers report that punitive expa
ditions are bedng se-nt out.
Will Wed in Face of Death.
St. Petersburg. Sept. 2. The holy
synod has allowed Putkin. who is un
der sentence eif death by hanging for
an alle'ge-d plot against the czar, to bii
married in order to legitimatize his
OMIT THE PARADE
Chicago Labor Unions Decide
to Devote Money to
- Better Use.
Chicago, Sept. 2. For the first time
since the inauguration of Labor day
the proa t parade of unions was omitted.
The various organizations decided to
abandon the parade and devote to oth
er uses the large amount of money
which was formerly expended upon it
Business houses and factories are gen