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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGTJ
FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. XO. 282.
THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
RAIN MARS THE BIG G. A.
R. PARADE AT SARATOGA
Distance Covered by the
March is Reduced to
a Single Mile.
SHORTEST ON RECORD
City Ablaze With Bunting for
the Event of the An
of the commonwealth of Virginia, waf
murdered in her home at Portsmouth
by an unknown burglar early yester
day. She was shot through the heart
with her own pistol, taken from her
hand by the burglar after she hal
fired twice upon him through an opeii
door leading into the kitchen, where
he was cornered.
ARE NOT EXCITED
Japanese Fail to Manifest Fren
zy Over Vancouver Riots
They Did Over Frisco.
UNITED STATES WILL PROFIT
Saratoga, Sept. 11. It is expected
15,000 marchers will be in line in the
O. A. R. parade which is scheduled to
start at 2 this afternoon. The weather,
which was unfavorable during the
morning, gave promise of brightening
before the start. Significant of the
failing strength of the veterans was the
fact the parading distance was reduced
to a mile the shortest ever fixed for
a national encampment. For the first
time the parade was limited to mem
bers of the Grand Army, instead of be
ing open to all survivors of the war.
Alilnxe with Color.
The village is ablaze with the na
tional colors. One feature of the par
ade will be the presence of the big flag
which covered the body of General
Grant on his way from Alt. AIcGregor
to tht tomb. As planned, the national
officers in carriages with Governor
Charles K. Hughes, will lead the head
of the line, the chief of staff in com
mand being J. Cary Winans of Toledo.
Ur-in IMurr of Honor.
The department of New York, al
though entitled by seniority to fifth
place, was selected as hosts at. the left
of the line, which includt d representa
tion from every department, including
Alaska, and of every -branch of the
service. The parade 'will be reviewed
by Govtrnor Hughes and the national
officers of the army.
Slarta In Ilnln.
The parade started at 2 o'clock in a
drenching rain. It was stated 10,00,
men were In line.
rlrouie by IIiiKhrH.
Saratoga, N. Y.. Sept. 11. With the
formal welcome of Governor Charles
E. Hughes the 41st National Grand
Army of the Republic encampment
was. opened in the convention hall last
In addition to the governor many
speakers of note in the Grand Army
of the Republic made addresses.
At the meeting Airs. Carrie Sparkli;".
of St. Louis, Alo.. national president
of the Women's Relief corps, present
ed to the Grand Army the silver jubi
lee offering, which was raised by th.?
Women's Relief corps posts in com
memoration of the 2.rith anniversary of
Burton In I'nvorril.
Indications point to the election of
Charles G. Burton of Nevada, Alo., ?.s
commander-in-chief, to succeed Con-.-
mander Brown. There are five can
didates In the field. For senior com
mander it Is probable that Lewis E
Griffith of Troy, N. Y., will be chosen.
and for junior commander C. C. Royce
of San Francisco appears likely to be
Contention That Differences Are Racial
Will Aid in Negotiation
of New Treaty.
HITS 2-CENT FARE
Pennsylvania Court Holds Law
Passed by Last Legislature
SUSTAINS ROAD'S CONTENTION
Not, However, in Conflict With Inter-
state Commerce Act Appeal to
Be Taken at Once.
RULER IS LOSING
Tokio, Sept. 11. Japanese politi
cians and newspapers, which made
such an outcry when the front of a
little Japanese restaurant was wrecked
during a fight in San Francisco, are
surprisingly meek since the news of
the serious riots in Vancouver has
been received here. The nonulace.
which was wrought up to a high pitch
of excitement by inflamed rciorts of
the trouble in the United States, inn
barely been informed, in brief stories
in the newspapers, of the incident i-i
which Japan's ally is concerned.
Officials of the government take the
matter calmly. There is no talk of
demanding enormous damages or of
sending war ships to the Pacific coast
of British Columbia. On the contrary,
officials declare that the attack on the
Japanese is a matter which will ad
just itself .and confidence is expressei
in the fairness of the Canadian government.
Mnke Trenly rarer, j
Washington, Sept. It. That a strin
gent exclusion treaty between Amer
ica and Japan is measurably nearer
realization than the most optimistic
administration official could have be
lieved 4S liours-ago, is the judgment
of the members of the diplomatic
corps here. This long sought object,
is expected to be attained perhaps as
an indirect result of the mobbing of
the Japanese at Vancouver in Britisa
Columbia last Saturday night.
Officials here deplore " what they
view as an unfortunate and unwarrant
ed infraction of the treaty rights of
the Japanese, but they do not fail to
perceive at once the important bearing
that this incident will probably hav
upon the negotiations between the
state department and the Japanese
ambassador looking to the drafting of
treaty that shall limit the incoming
of Japanese coolies instead of allow-
ng the subject to be dealt with in the
present loose fashion by what amounts
to semi-official undertakings on the
part of the Japanese government to
withhold passports to coolies coming
directly to the United States.
I'rolilcm ix Itnrlnl.
The belief that a treaty is now with
in sight based on the conviction of of
ficials that the Japanese government
now will be brought face to face with
the fact that it cannot discriminate
between Great Britain and America i-
the matter of demands for fair treat
ment for its subjects and must by thi..
time be convinced that the problem
presented is really a racial one.
Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 11. The
2-cent fare law passed by the last
legislature was declared unconstitu
tional by Judges Wilson and Auden
reid in common pleas court yesterday.
An appeal will be taken immediately
to the state supreme court.
The case in which the decision was
given was the suit brought by the
Pennsylvania railroad in the local
courts to restrain the county of Phila
delphia from collecting the fine for
violating the provisions of the act.
The hearing in the case lasted nearly
a week, and among the witnesses were
President AlcCrea and several of the
vice presidents of the Pennsylvania
Held Iln()- anil l'n-nnHtIiil lentil.
The contention of the company was
that the law was not constitutional
and that the 2-cent rate was fixed
without any investigation on the part
of the legislators as to whether the
railroads could make a fair profit un
der the law, which the company as
serts it cannot do. All other railroads
operating in Pennsylvania also
brought similar proceedings in various
counties of the state.
The decision rendered sustains the
contention of the railroad company
that the 2 cent rate is unreasonable
and then takes up the legality of the
act. It holds that the act does not ex
tend to interstate commerce and there
fore does not infringe on the province
of the federal laws. From this point
of view the court upholds the validity
of the act. v
Conflict with Conxliditlon.
Turning to the act as it actually
concerns the operation of the Pennsyl
vania in the territory involved. Phil
adelphia county, the court holds tho
act is objectionable on constitutional
Great New Turbiner Cov
ers 1,655 Miles in
OFF NEW F0UNDLAND
Fogs and Rough Seas Do Not
Prevent Fastest Time Ever
Made Across Atlantic.
France and Spain Unable to Longe
Remain Neutral in Civil War in
Progress In Morocco.
Cape Race, N. F., Sept. 11. A wire
less message was received here at 5:20
this morning from the Cunard steam
er Lusitania stating the big turbiner
is 225 miles southeast of here, or 1,1 2 j
miles from the Sandy Hook lightshi,).
Wiim Ont 70 Honrs.
This shows the ship covered l.GC't
miles of the voyage in 70 hours
through swelling seas and murky fogs
that hindered progress and averaged
a trifle better than 23' knots pe
hour, a speed record never before
reached by a trans-Atlantic steamship.
The Lusitania is expected to reaca
the Sandy Honk lightship at 1 o'clock,
REFUSES TO MODIFY
NEW ZEALAND A "DOMINION"
Principal Cities of Illinois Have
Delegates at Second Meet
ing of Mayors' Assn.
BEING HELD AT BL00MINGT0N
Various Subjects Connected With Mu
nicipal Government Discussed
President McCaskrin Heard.
Island Advanced bv Kina Edward from
London. Sept. 11. A royal proclama
tion has been issued by which New
Zealand is advanced from the position
of a colony and will hereafter be known
as the "Dominion of New Zealand."
United States Circuit Court of Appeals
Stands Pat on Finding Affect
Chicago. Sept. 11. The United
States circuit court of appeals declin
ed yesterday afternoon to modify Us
rulings of last Saturday, reversing
Judge Grosscups' decision in the trac
tion litigation. Application by the Chi
cago City Railways company for a va
cation of the order of Saturday and
the substitution of another which
would enable the company to obtain
possession of the Union Traction prop
erties and accept the ordinance grant
ed by the city council last spring, was
Bloomington, 111., Sept. 11. All of
the principal cities of Illinois are rep
resented at the second annual con
vention of the Illinois Mayors', asso
ciation, which opened here yesterdav.
F. 'M. Marstiller, former mayor cf
Geneva, spoke on "Municipal Sanita
tion." He urged greater precautions
in the way of cleaner cities as protec:
tion against the most formidable forms
of filth diseases, such as diphtheria,
scarlet fever and smallpox. He refer
red to the municipal hospital as a safo-
guard. He cited the New York method
of dividing the city into districts, wi'h
a practicing physician in charge tj
report all suspicious cases of scarlet
fever and diphtheria. He said the
people should be taught the preven
tion and cure of diseases.
I'nctorli'K a Hie Help.
Mayor Cook of East St. Louis spoke
of the factory and the city. He point
ed out the great advantages that a
factory is to a town. It adds to the
taxable property, increases the wages
that are spent, advertises a place, and
in scores of other ways is a valuable
adjunct to a live town, and he held
it to be a good policy for a city coun
cil to encourage in every "legitimate
way the location of manufacturing en
terprises. Roy Seeley, Springfield's city attor
ney, spoke on "The Legal Departmert
and Public Improvements." He said
there are no more complex laws than
those which govern public improve
ments. He spoke of the workings of
the board of local improvements an.'
gave some valuable suggestions.
For Trolley 'onimlnlon.
One of the features today was tho
address bv President McCaskrin a1on.;
the lines of legislation for the welfare
of municipalities. In his remarks
among other things he recommended
the enactment of a law by the legisla
ture providing Tor the election by th.i
people of a commission to be known
as the electric railway commission,
which will have charge of the electri:
railroads of the state, fixing passenge-,
freight and express charges.
FORMALLY OPENED TODAY
which they escape 1
Chief of Police Killed.
Irkursk, Siberia, Sept. 11. The chief
of the secret police here, Gavrilorf.
was assassinated today.
SHORTAGE IS FOUND
Police Searching for State Tax Com
missioner's Clerk at New Or
leans Believed Guilty.
New Orleans, Sept. 11. A $Kft,00'
shortage was discovered today in the
accounts of the state tax commissioner
in this city. The police are starching
for Charles E. Let ten, a clerk charged
with the defalcation.
MILWAUKEE PAYS 7 PER CENT
Net Earnings of Road for Year Were
Chicago, Sept. 11. The annual rc
port of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Routine Business Occu
pies Greater Part of
ELDER IS GIVEN WATCH
Rev. Robinson Presented With
The 52nd session of the Central Illi
nois conference of the Methodist church
was opened at tho local Methodist
church this morning when the first reg
ular conference session was held. This
afternoon the various committees be
gan their sessions, most of the rueet-
jin;j.s being called at 2 o'clock. The com-
HARRIMAN SAYS WEST HAS MONEY
BUT IS NOT READY TO INVEST IT
New York, Sept. 11. E.II. Harri-iwho are hanging on to their money
man, who recently returned from an
extensive trip through the west, said
that the west is more prosperous than
ever before. That there are no signs
of panic there, but the people of that
section are not now seeking invest
ments. He added:
"In spots the crops will not be as
good as last year, but the west wnl
have fair crops. - Our lives appeared
to be well favored.
IIoIiIIiik Their Money.
"Crops are excellent along the lines
of Union Pacific. The country banfcs
and individuals in the west hav?
plenty of money, but they are hold
ing onto it and are not seeking in
vestment, there is no question in my
mind that a great deal of money is
tied up in this way; but those peopie
No Statement wf Result of Telegraph
Strike on Dividends Made Pub
lic at Annual Meeting.
New York, Sept. 11. The board of
directors of the Western Union Tele
graph company today declared a reg
ular quarterly dividend of 11 and
adopted the resolutions passed by tha
executive committee yesterday, en
dorsing and approving the conduct of
Paris, Sept. 11. Although Franc
and Spain have scrupulously avoided
taking sides In the struggle for th
Miltanship of Morocco there are indi
cations that they feel that at present
Sultan Abd-el-Aziz has more followe.s
than his brother, Mulai-el-Hafid.
Premier Clemenceau announced tha
he had particular reasons for iK'liev
ing that Abd-el-Aziz would go to Ha
hat, and that he had been reliably in
formed that Mulai-el-IIafid's popularity
was on the wane among the tribes
men who previously had sworn allo
wance to him.
In the absence of dispatches fro'n
Casa Blanca the French government as
sumes that the armistice between Gen
eral Drude and the Moors was fruit
less, as was expected, and that thj
French commander will assume th?
. , ' , , , . .. . 4V ,, . i Railway Workman Dies Under Suspi
health. It is added that the general - . ' . . r
now, later will be seeking invest
ments. "I found the attitude of the people
with money one of uncertainty. There
is more money in the country than we
believe, but it is being withheld from
free circulation because of some appar
ent fear or apprehension. I think se
curities have gone very much below
what they should have gone under any
Contraction Snre to Come.
Although he had seen no marked
signs of business depression in th
west, Mr. Harriman said that contrac
tion in practically all lines was suro
to come. The lack of money to carry
out big enterprises alone was suffi
cient, he said,' to bring about this con
COAL SCARCITY IN
EAST IS PREDICTED
Operators Say Lack of Labor Has
Caused Shortage in Supply Al
ready Using Stored Stock.
Paul issued today shows gross earn-
ngs of $C0.540.0i0. operating ex
penses, taxes, $n.iti.ooo, and net
arnings of $lS.SC2.iiint. The net bal
ance was ?lL'.!ti;n,(mo during the year.
Seven per cent dividends were paid
on common and preferred stock.
Philadelphia, Pa.. Sept. 11. Anthra
cite and bituminous operators say the
coal situation is growing serious
throughout the state and it is freely
predicted before midwinter there wi'.l
be a famine in many cities. The sun
nlv of water has already become a
serious problem in the anthracite r
The labor supply has been belo v
normal several weeks. Operators are
soiling coal from stored stocks to sup
ply the demand.
DESTROYED BY FIRE
BRITISH MILITARY BALLOON SHOWS
UP WELL IN PRELIMINARY TESTS
Farnborough, England, Sept. 11. '.trees. The main defect which was de-
The first military and dirigible balloon
built in this country made two trial
trips yesterday and, with the excep
tion of a slight hitch caused by the
veloped is only slight and can easily
During the trip the wind blew at th?
rate of 15 miles, and the airship had
Battleship Undergoing Repairs at
Navy Yards Had Had Blaze
in Coal Bunkers.
breaking ot a belt in the macninery -no difficulty in navigating against i.
that drove the cooling fan, the airship It rode gently like a vessel in a sea-
answered all the expectations of its
The recent successes of French and
Germany army airships have awaken-
the strike by President Clowry and ed a great degree of interest in Eng
the other officers.
:o statement as to the enect or tna Amon
strike nn thf eariitnr was mmlp ntiV!
on the subject of aerostatics.
the crowd who watched the
1 trials yesieraay were representatives
GERMANY FEARS A
condition is not serious.
BURGLAR SHOOTS WOMAN
Jerka Pistol After Being Fired Upon
cious Circumstances Preparing
to Combat the Disease.
Berlin, Sept. 11. A railway work
man at Koenigshuette died yesterday
under circumstances which lead the
Norfolk, Va., Sept. 11. Mrs. Mary authorities to suspect he succumbed to
of a number of foreign nations intent
upon gleaming all possible information
on the striking and novel points of the
The English airship proved capable
of being easily handled, able to travl
with and against the wind, and, most
important of all, capable of bein
steered. The balloon was in charge
of Colonel Capper, Captain King ami
F. S. Cody, an American, who guidei
After making a semicircle of about
two miles around Farnborough anl
JCobe common, an accident occurred to
.Tne engines, anu in spite or trie throv
Lawless Borschach, wife of Lieutenant ! cholera. The imperial health authoil ling out by the aeronauts of ballast, of
Frank Rorschach, U. S. N., and sister ( ties are preparing for all possible even- which the airship carried 8(10 pounds
or josepn iawiess, lormer secreiaij luanues. tne uaioon settled down near sonic
way. The machine, responding to the
movements of the canvas sail-iike rud
der, traveled in a wide circle of about
two miles in circumference at the rate
of about five miles an hour.
At the second trial the machinerv
worked with perfect smoothness.
Various evolutions were performed
aim me snip completed a tnree mile!
circle at an altitude of about half a
mile. It then descended not far firon
This new airship is a sausage shar
ed balloon about 100 feet long by 30
feet in diameter. It has a lifting
capacity of about one ton, which, after
deducting the weight of the car, en
gines and other apparatus, permits
the carriage of a crew of three men of
the average weight. The car Is shape I
like a boat and built of aluminium and
canvas. The petroleum for the motors
Is carried in two torpedo like cylinders
a"bove the car. The engines are so
constructed that the exhaust vapor is
Washington, Sept. 11. Theiavy de
partment today made public a fa;
that through a fire in the coal bunkers
on the morning of Sept. 5 the battla-
ship Indiana, now undergoing repai."
at the League Island navy yards, nar
rowly escaped destruction, the ammu
nitfon In the adjacent magazines bein
safely removed only through an exhi
bition of the greatest courage on the
part of the officers and crew.
A FRESH OUTBREAK
AGAINST THE JEWS
Reported 80 Have Been Massacred
Riots at Kishinef Train
Is Held Up.
Braila, Roumanla, Sept. 11. News
has reached here of another serious
and atrocious anti-Jewish outbreak at
Kishinef. It is estimated that not less
than 80 Jews lost their lives In en
counters with the Infiamed populac.
The outbreak occurred Monday.
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BISHOP EARL CRANSTON,
1 rrsi.ling Over Conft-Tcnec.
ELECTROCUTED IN A
BARB WIRE FENCE
Two Killed and Two Others Seriously
Injured When Bolt of Light
Greensbnrg, Pa., Sept. 11. Two nun
were electrocuted and two others seri-
miitees consist of from three to seven
members each and take care of the
many departments of conference work.
' mi It rr nt Work.
The various committees and their
meeting places are as follows: Ameri
can Bible society, room 5 of church;
aggressive evangelism, public library;;
board of stewards, public library
book accounts, mom 5 oi church; ex
tensions, room 7 of church; church in
surance, room K of church; conference
relations, public library; deaconess
work, room 1 of church; domestic mis
sions, room 2 of church; Episcopal
fund, room of church; education, pub
lic library; Epworth league, Y. M. C.
A. building; missions. Modern Wood
man building; numoirs, public library.
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REV. W. R. WILEY,
Presiding Elder of Rock Island District.
Siberian Train Robbed.
Tomsk, Siberia, Sept. 11. The Si
berian postal train was held up by
highwaymen yesterday at a point 13
turned into gas. and carried up inti'miles from here. They separated thojtion of corn is 80.2, spring wheat 7.l.
the balloon above by means of a tube, engine from the freight car and then oats Ca.5
ously injured here last night as a re
sult of a severe storm which swejt
over this vicinity. The men were on
the way home from York and hal
occasion to cross a field and ;o
through a barbed wire fence which
was struck by lightning.
Government Crop Report.
Washington, Sept. 11. The condi-
directors' room; postoffices, Y. M. C
A. building; qualifications of candi
dates, room 4 of church; state of the
church, room C of church; sancity of
the Sabbath, Y. M. C. A. building;
state of the country, Y. M. C. A. build
ing; Sunday schools and tracts, room
10 In church; secretaries, statistical,
room 11 of church; . temperance, spe
cial, Modern Woodman building; Wo-
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