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THE ROOK ISLAND AUGXJ
FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 202.
THE ARGUS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
HAS IMPORTANT EVI
Federal Attorney Kellogg
Keeping Back Trump
IN NEW YORK HEARING
Treasurer Tilford of Defending
Company Tells of Pur
chase of Cars.
si earner Alexander Nimick lost their
lives Saturday eight when their ship
stranded on the south shore of Lake
Superior and went to pieces in the
heavy northwest gale. The remaining
11 men of the crew got to shore.
The Nimick, heavily laden wifh
coal was fighting its wayup the lake
through the storm when the steering
gear became disabled. Rendered un
manageable, the big ship was forced
steadily toward (he land, finally strik
ing at a point 13 miles west of White
fish Point. The lifeboats were lower
ed. but the one containing Captain
Randall and the five men became
swamped in the heavy sees and all
SMALL FOR PEACE
New York. Sent. 2:5. It is undei
stood Frank P. Kellogg, the govern
ment's counsel in the suit to dissolve
the Standard Oil company of New Jer
sey has important evidence in his pos
session bearing on the alleged rela
tionship of railroad rebates and profit's
c.f the corporation in the last eight
years. It is also said that this phas?
of Mr. Kellogg's case is being rcserwl
until the line of questioning he pur
sued last week is finished.
Sell Standard Tank Cnrx.
New York. Sept. 23. W. II. Tilford,
treasurer of the Standard Oil company,
gave further testimony today in the
government's action agaTnst the eom
pany. He testified, after looking over
the recoids on Saturday, that the Man
hattan Oil company of Ohio had sold
to the Standard Oil company 75 1 tanK
cars between 1X91) and 19'U.
IKMiulit liy V n Ion Tank Line.
The purchase was made for the Stand
ard by a subsidiary company, the Union
Tank line. Mr. Tilford could not say
If the Standard made any contract to
supply certain gas companies with oil
when it took over the Manhattan Oil
IIn New Kvllenoe.
New York, Sept. 23. Frank B. Kel
logg, the government's special prosecu
tor in its suit to dissolve the Standard
Oil company of New Jersey, has im
portant evidence in his possession, it is
learned, bearing on the part railroad
rebates have played in the enormous
profits of the corporation in the last
This phase of Mr. Kellogg's case is
being held in reserve. Several days
more will be occupied in testimony to
show that the Standard Oil company of
New Jersey is practically the same
corporation dissolved in 1S92 on the
ground that it was operating in re
straint of trade, and that the present
company is still doing business in
Texas in spite of the fact that it was
outlawed in that state at the time the
Waters-Pierce Oil company, one of its
subsidiary concerns, was barred from
furtiier operations there.
More VItpes!ei Called".
Several more witnesses arc to be
called before Mr. Kellogg turns his at
tention to rebates. One of these is Wil
liam G. Rockefeller, assistant secretary
of the Standard Oil company of New
Jersey, and still another is Wade
Hampton, general auditor of the com
pany. Subpoenas have already been served
npon railroad men who are expected to
throw some light on the rebate ques
tion, and they are scheduled to appear
at the examination now in progress
here during the next few days. Among
them are Jefferson Justice, assistant
controller of the Pennsylvania railroad;
R. W. Downing, ex-controller of the
Pennsylvania lines, and W. T. McCul
loch, auditor of freight accounts of the
New York Central.
They have been ordered to produce
certain agreements alleged to have
been made between them and the mem
brs of the operating staff of the Stand
ard Oil company or its subsidiary con
cerns, which use the Pennsylvania and
the New York Central lines in trans
It is declared that Mr. Kellogg has
in his possession documentary evidence
tending to prove that aid was given by
railroads, through rebates, to the Stand
ard Oil company during its many rate
wars with independent concerns wars
which almost invariably ended by the
rival concerns going to the wall and
its plants and refineries being taken
over by the New Jersey concern and
either abandoned or operated as part
of the Standard system.
President of Telegraphers Con
vinces Chicago Union it is
Best to Arbitrate.
STILL CONFIDENT OF SUCCESS
Declares Strike Has Cost Western
Union Millions and Service Is
Still Badly Affected.
HONOR FOR FULTON
Beautiful and Elaborate Cere
monies at Jamestown for In
ventor of Steamboat
AN EVENT OF EXPOSITION
Monument Association Participates.
Martin W. Littlebrook of Brook,
Chicago, Sept. 23. President S. J.
Small of the telegraphers' union had a
hard task yesterday in convincing the
Chicago striking operators that they
"needed" arbitration. When Mr. Small
proposed at a mass meeting that arid
tration. in bis opinion, was the proper
method of ending the strike he was
greeted with a chorus of protests. La
ur ne won tne men over to believe as
i am not sure tnat you will get a
chance to arbitrate," Mr. Small told the
unionists. This acted as a damper on
the cry of "no arbitration," which had
filled tlie hall a few minutes before.
Then Mr. Small added:
1 nanlmiMiM for ArMtratlun.
"If President Roosevelt guarantees a
kind of arbitration that has the gov
ernment stamp on it to make it genu
ine, what do you think we ought to
"Arbitrate," was the unanimous re
sponse of the operators.
bmall predicted in his address that
the strike would be o'er within 10
lays. He said he had been apprised
of a message between prominent em
iloyers in New York and Chicago las'
Saturday which made him believe the
president would intervene soon.
SajH V. I . Hum Lost 1JMMHMMMHK
President Small declared that the
Western Union company alone has lost
$10,000,000 in dividends since the strike
started. On the other hand, he said,
the union will be in possession of
enough money within two weeks to
support every man and woman on
Secretary Wesley Russell said the'
strikers would have to depend upon
the "human sympathy" among members
of the Gould and Mackay families, who,
he declared, control the majority of the
stock in the Western Union and Postal
Seek General ew York Strike.
New York. Sept. 23. A secret meet
ing of the striking telegraphers was
held yesterday afternoon, when renorts
were made by the various pickets. Ac
cording to the officials, a motion was
introduced to oTdc r out all the telegra
phers at work in the brokers' and news
paper oflices within the district of the
New York local, which, after discus
sion, was laid on the table until Wed
nesday. Chief Strategist Daniel L.
Russell said this evening:
"I am afraid that the motion to or
der the men on strike in the newspa
per and brokers' offices will be carried
on Wednesday. The object of the ac
tion is to show how complete the tie-up
can be made."
Norfolk, Va., Sept. 23. Elaborate
and beautiful ceremonies marked to
day's oliservar.ee of "Robert Fulton
day" at the Jamestown exposition. Of
the many historical events commem
orated by the Tercentennial none has
been of greater importance and deeper
;niflcance than the celebration of
the practical application of Robeit
Fulton's inventions to the needs of the
AxNoeiatinn Taken Part.
While the exercises today were un
der the direction of exposition officials
added prominence was given them JLy
the participation of the Robert Fulto'i
Monument association, many of the
members of which arrived yesterday.
The orator of the day was Martin W.
Littlebrook of Brooklyn.
I-'olk ninl Irty Leave.
Norfolk. Va.. Sept. 23. Governor
Folk of Missouri and party, who came
to the Jamestown exposition for the
Missouri day celebration, left last night
for Nashville, Tenn. Governor Folk
visited in Hampton Roads the battle
ship Texas, Schleys old flagship, Brook
lyn, and several other war craft.
Frank J. Constantine Con
victed of Mrs. Gen
JURY SOON DECIDES
Ends Case Made Famous by
Long and Spectacular Flight
of the Defendant.
Soon to Be Established Between Cape
Bretcn and England Appar
atus on Ground.
ESCAPE FROM JAIL
DrienMAPe KA ala Moruu
Getaway From County Bas
tile at Chicago.
LOCK UP GUARD IN A CELL
Cut Bars with Saws Smuggled in
Accomplices People in Street
Check the Exodus.
Sydney, N. S., Sept. 23. Mr. Marion
arrived at Glace bay, Cape Breton, la it
night to make preparations for the es
tablishment of trans-Atlantic wireless
communication between Canada and j
Great Britain. Within a few weeks it
is hoped constant New York-British
service will be in operation.
FOR FIRE CONTROL SYSTEM
Equipment to Be Added to Naval Base
in Philippines at Once.
Washington, Sept. 23. A fire con
trol system is to be installed in tb.3
coast defenses of Subig bay, the naval
base in the Philippines. Conditions
in the far east have rendered it neces
sary to hasten the completion of this
GIRLS BEAT TWO WHO
REFUSE JO STRIKE
Causes Riot Call to Be Turned In from
Soap Factory at Sioux City,
RESCUES 243 FROM
Washington, D. C, Sept. 23. The
revenue cutter McCulloch rescued 243
people from the wrecked ship John Cur
rier off Nelsons lagoon in Behring sea.
CAPTAIN AND FIVE DROWNED
Members of Crew of Steamer Nimick
Perish in Rough Sea.
Grand Rapids. Mich.. Sept. 23. Can
Sioux City, Iowa, Sept. 23. A riot
call was turned in today at the plant of
the Haski Soap company, where 1C
girls who had struck for higher wages
had attacked and beaten two eirls
Edith Frank and Hattie Smith, who
had iff used to strike. Mabel Mat
thews, leader of the strikers, was ar
TO RESTORE TIME LIMIT
Illinois Methodists Urge Former Lim
ited Pastoral Terms.
Bloomington, 111., Sept 23. The Illi
nols conference of the Methodist
Episcopal church Saturday selected
Carrollton for the meeting place next
year. The conference voted in favor
J cjrestoring the time limit governing
tain Randall and five sailors of thi the reappointment of pastors.
Engine Explodes; Two Dead.
Burton City, Ohio, Sept. 23. Two
ere killed and two others fatally in
ured bv the explosion of a locomo-
ve on the Pennsylvania railroad here.
Chicago, Sept. 23. Frank J. Con
stanline was found guilty of the mur
der of Mrs. Arthur Gentry by the jury
in Judge Kavauaugh's court Saturdnv
night. His punishment was fixed at
imprisonment for life.
The jury deliberated two and one
half hours, announcing at 11:43 that
they had agreed. The prisoner re
ceived the announcement fnt-n
with seeming indifference. He stood
near the jury box when the foreman
announced the finding, and beyond a
tightening of his grip on the rail upo'i
which he leaned and blanching of the
face, he showed no emotion.
Story t the Crimp.
The crime of which Constantine
was convicted was committed Jan. fi,
VJ'ifi, at the Gentry home on the nortb
side where Constantine was a rnnme".
He slashed Mrs. Gentry's throat fro-n
ear to ear with a razor belonging to
another roomer, and fled from the
house without hat or coat. Mrs. Gen
try was able to stagger down a flight
of stairs to the office of a doctor win
lived in the Hat below. She could nit
speak and indicated her slayer only
by pointing upward to her own flat.
Went to Italy.
Constantine pawned jewelry, pur
chased some new wearing apparel
and left the city within a few houis
after the crime was committed. Ac
cording to his story he went to the
home of his mother in New York,
thence to Italy, South America anl
back again to the city, finally return
ing to New York where he was dis
covered several months ago.
On the witness stand Constantino
asserteii Mrs. Gentry killed herself
because he would not take her with
him to New York. This assertion
was not corroborated in any respecr.
The motive for the murder Is not
clear but it is asserted Constantino
became angry at Mrs. Gentry becauso
she spurned his attentions and threat
ened to force him to repay money bor
rowed from the Gentrys.
Chicago, Sept. 23. Stanley W'eslek,
one of the prisoners who escaped yes
terday from the county jail, was today
recaptured near his home on Cottage
Grove avenue. He put up a desperate
fight and it required several officers to
take him into custody.
Locked f.nard In Coll.
Chicago, Sept. 23. After having lock
ed a jail guard and "trusty" in a cell,
two prisoners climbed through a win
dow on the fourth floor of the county
jail here yesterday afternoon and es
caped in plain view of several persons
passing in the street. The third pris
oner, after having started to descend
from the window, climbed back when
the alarm was given.
Within a few minutes police were on
the trail of the jail breakers.
Aki'd for 11:1 Inn Card.
The escape was accomplished by a
ruse. Choosing a moment when all of
the prisoners on that tier were in the
exercise room, one of the prisoners ask
ed the guard, Mitchell Bloomburg, to
unlock the cell that he might get a pack
of playing cards. John Scott, "trusty,"
was about to hand Bloomburg a note,
when both he and the guard were seiz
ed, keys secured, and the two forced
into a cell. Producing saws which are
supposed to have been smuggled to
them by accomplices, the prisoners
sawed two iron bars from the windows,
descending by clinging to bars on win
dows below and dropping into the
Shout to Drown o!no.
Meanwhile the other prisoners sang
and shouted to prevent the guard from
giving the alarm. The guard, however.
was warned by the "trusty" to make no
outcry on penalty of death, and he re
mained in the cell for an hour before
being released. The men who escaped
are William Rogers, aged 25, larceny
Stanley Weslek, aged 20, burglary,
EACE CONFERENCE HELD FAILURE;
EUROPE LOSES INTEREST IN MEETING
Murdered Ex-Governor of Idaho Accus
ed with Senator Borah of Land
MOORSOBEATEN AGAIN, ARE
ANXIOUS TOQIMAKE TERMS
four of the gang were under oath to
It was at the close of the ceremony
of the blessing of the graves in Holy
Sepulcher cemetery tharthe bishep
made his statement. The presence of
number of street venders at the
cemetery gates, the shouts from whom
reached the solemn assamblage as the
procession moved about, provoked the
bishop fnto making the matter public.
He denounced in forcible manner the
profanation of the Sabbath.
Bishop McQuaid has been bishop of
the diocese of Rochester for nearly 4i
FIGHT FOR RIGHTS
s What the American Newspa
per Publishers' Associa
IN WAR ON PAPER TRUST
Herman Ridder, President cf the Or
ganization, Tells of Root
of the Evil.
New York. Sept. 23. Members cf
the American Newspaper Publishers'
association, which met recently at the
aiiiorf-Astoria. and appointed a com
mittee and instructed it to cail the at
tention of President Roosevelt to whi-.t
the association asserts is an unlawful
combination of paper manufacturers
to keep up the price of white paper
and to demand relief from what thoy
consider an oppressive burden, is the
subject of numerous opinions here
from both sides in the form of Intel
A Flight for ItlKht.
Herman Ridder. president of th
American Newspaper Publishers' asso
ciation, and publisher of the Staats
"This is a fight in the common in
terest. The printing and newspape
industry is the third largest business
in the United States. Its future can
beJeft to the mercy of a few
manufacturers who hide behind the
tariff wall and 'hold it up.' Paper is
our raw material."
General Drude Destroys
Camp and Disperses
LARGE FORCE ENGAGED
Chiefs Hold Out Against Uncon
ditional Surrender! Their
THE POSTAL RE
Casa Blanca, Sept. 23. The destruc
tion today of the Moorish camp at Sldi
Brahim, south of Casa Blanca and tha
dispersal of the tribesmen, has result
ed in new overtures for peace. Sev
eral caides renresentinir Oulesavau.
ZainanU and Zyida tribes present!
themselves at General Drude's head
quarters last evening to discuss the
conditions which the French com
mander proposed for their submission.
His terms include the unconditional
surrender by the Moors of all their
arms against which the caides are
Defeat Wan I)eellve.
Casa Blanca, Sept. 23. Negotiations
for the cessation of hostilities having
failed, General Drude has resumed thu
offensive and burned the Moorls'i
camps at Sidi Brahim. south of Casa
Blanca, and dispersed the tribesmen,
who offered but little resistance.
These operations were chiefly notv
ble for a brilliant forced march of the
French troops. The expedition, con
sisting of 2,VH infantry with a detach
ment of cavalry, artillery and nativr
auxilliaries, left camp before dawn
and formed into two hollow squares,
one behind the other. In this forma
tion they marched some distance under
the cover of darkness and unobservel
by the tribesmen. A heavy fog came
up at daybreak and forced a half
hour's halt, during which shots fired
by the advance guards gave the alarm
to the enemy.
The tribesmen came np in large
numbers, but a vigorous attack by tha
first square soon dispersed them. No
further stand was made by the enemy
during the march," although scattered
groups of horsemen harassed the
The. Hague, Sept. 23. After having
been in session over three months and
with adjournment probably a month Ir
the distance, it is recognized generally
and even by the most optimistic U
the peace movement that the second
nternational peace conference has
been and will be at its conclusion bar
ren of results leading to permaneit
measures of benefit to the peace if.
Holt Art ion Only Proitrew.
Thus far the only project which
docs not regulate war .but tries ti
prevent it, and which was passed by
the narrowest of margins, was that
concerning tne lorcibie collection n
contractual debts. The remainder if
the work will keep the conferenci
busy until the middle of October".
It is easyx to foresee that the onlv
success will be attained by Germany,
who prevented the adoplion of pro
jects to which she is opposed, and by
the small states, which have proved
that it is impossible to reach a world
agreement without their support.
It is estimated the conference ha3
cost altogether $1,300,000.
Little Interewt In Meeting.
London Sent. 23. To call the 'n-
ternational peace conference at Tae
Hasrue a fiasco would merely be to
Boise, Idaho, Sept. 23. In beginning
the work here today of impaneling a
jury to try United States Senator Wil
liam E. Borah, charged with conspir
acy to defraud the government of val
uable timber lands. District, Attorney
Norman B. Ruick announced that for
mer Governor Frank Steunenberg was
one of the men indicted with Senator
Borah for conspiracy. Steunenberg is
represented in the indictment as John
Outline of What The Progress League
Will Ask of the Next
repeat the opinion of the whole of
Europe. Its meetings long since have
ceased to command attention, and the
newspapers are giving tham less and
The cosmopolitan throng which ap
peared at Wilhelmina's capital early
in the summer, some in official capaci
ties and others representing societias
or promoting fads, has dwindled to a
comparative handful of officials. Only
those compelled to remain on the spit
for the signing of documents embody
ing the results of the meetings and a
few secretaries remain. The others
have dispersed to their homes or are
Jin Permanent Court.
The greatest disappointment to the
delegates is the failure of the confer
ence to have established a permanent
court of arbitration, which appeared
to be the nearest of realization of any
of the practicil projects put forward.
The results attained give little satis
faction in England.
DEFIES GOO TO PUNISH
HIM; IS STRICKEN DEAD
New York, Sept. 23. The Postal
Progress league has empowered its
president, C. M. Beach, to appoint a
committee to present to the next con
gress and the general public the ad-
isability of these jiostal reforms: A
general 2 cent, four ounce letter post-
local 1 cent four ounce letter post
within city delivery limits: a local
rural post; all mail matter weight
limit one pound; a 2 cent foreign let
ter rate: a fractional postal currency,
and postal insurance.
Death Follows Farmer-Atheist's
nial of Supreme Being Be
fore His Family.
Ada, Ohio, Sept. 23. As Amos
Clarke, aged 40, a farmer living on
the Lewiston reservoir, 20 miles soutii
of here, openly defied the Lord he was
struck dead in his front yard last
night. Clarke had been known as an
atheist for years and last night in the
presence of his family and severe!
neighbors said there was no God and
defied the Supreme Being to punisu
him. No sooner had the words left
his lips than he was stricken and died
few minutes later. His family
composed of Christian boys and gir
who have been secretly trained and
instructed by the mother.
Frost Hurts Corn.
Kewance, 111.. Sept. 23 The first
frost of the season occurred in Henry
county Saturday night. Corn on low
lands was injured ana gardens were
REFUSES TO FUSE WHEN OBNOXIOUS
SONG IS SUNG; TROUBLE FOLLOWS
New York, Sept. 23. Because Baro.i
Otto Von Hoennings, consul general of
Austria-Hungary in New York, wis
mindful of his official obligations ani
would not rise when a certain Hun
garian song was sung at a concert
here, there was a general disturbance
and the concert broke up.
The song was sung by M. L. Le'
Rethy. a Hungarian actress, at a ter
race garden, and the concert was at
tended by many persons in the Hun
garian colony. It is called the "Kos
suth" song and officially it Is under
the ban of the Austrian governmen
Cannon Sees Traction Lines.
Bloomington, 111., Sept. 23. Speakc
Cannon, Major Alexander McDowell of
Pennsylvania, Colonel Henry Casson
of Wisconsin and several others,
guests of Congressman V. B. McKin
ley, passed through Bloomingtoon Sat
urday, touring the lines of Illinoi
traction system. From Peoria thn
party will go to St, Louis by the
steamer of the. fish commission.
WORRY KILLS RECEIVER
Affairs of Ohio Institution Have Bane
ful Effect on Many.
Tsewark, Ohio, Sept. 23. George
Webb, attorney and receiver of the
Homestead Building and Savings com
pany, died last evening as a result of
worrying over the troubles of that in
stitution. Fred Caffel, a former re
ceiver, committed suicide. James
Lingerfelter is serving a term In the
penitentiary and his son Robert an in
determinate sentence for wrecking the
BISHOP McQUAID MENACED
Venerable Catholic Prelate of Roches
ter Threatened by Black Hand,
Rochester, X. Y., Sept. 23. Rt.-Rev
Bernard J. McQuaid. the venerable
bishop of the Roman Catholic dioces
of Rochester, made the startling dec
la ration yesterday that an attemv
OUR MEMBERS OF
TRAIN CREW KILLED
K. & T. Freights Meet Head
Near Moberly, Mo., with
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 23. Two
Missouri, Kansas & Texas freight trains
collided head-on at Danville, 20 miles
southeast of Moberly early today and
were wrecked. Four of the crew were
ENGINEERS BLEDSOE AND WHIT-
Fireman and brakeman, names un
The four lived at Franklin, Mo.
SAVED TWO LIVES
But Crippled Postoffice Em
ploye Was Unable to Him
self Reach Shore.
A FUND FOR HIS FAMILY
Fellow Employes Came to Relief
Widow and Seven Children
Who Are Bereaved.
New York, Sept. 23. A fund is be
ing raised for the family of William
Eaton, a clerk in the postoffice, who
although an invalid, heroically saved
two boys from drowning and lost his
own life from exposure. He was
watching the boys bathe off the East
Seventh street pier when he saw John
Schuck and George Maloney being
carried out by the tide.
P2aton plunged into the water bring
ing both lads to the pier. As he lifted
the second one to the pier he fell back
into the water. A watchman at the
pier went to the rescue in a rowboat
but Eaton was dead when the boat
reached him. Eaton leaves a widow
and seven children.
REVOLUTION ON IN CHINA
Rebels Scale Walls of City of Yo
Chow, But Are Repulsed..
Hongkong, Sept. 23. The imperii!
troops have repulsed an attack made
on the city of Yo Chow on the Yang-
Tee-Kiang river in the province of Hu
Nan by 2,000 rebels. The rebels
stormed the city and scaled the walU.
but after some sharp fighting were
driven off. The disaffection in Kai
Chow district Is spreading.
JUDGE A THIEF CATCHER
Indiana Man Corners Burglar in His
House and Gives Him to Police.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Sept. 23. Walter
Olds, former judge of the supreme
court of Indiana, cornered a burglar
in his house early yesterday morning,
marched the prisoner downstairs and
handed him over to the police.
Attacks Aged Woman; Lynched.
Mobile, Ala., Sept. 23. Mike Do
sett, a one legged negro, was lynched
in a terrific thunder storm at Whist.
ler, Ala., Saturday night, for attacking
Mrs. Mary Beeder, aged 82 years.
Davis Would Be Governor.
Wneeling, W. Va.. Sept. 23. Ex-Sen
had been made by the Italian Black lator Henry Gassaway Davis, former
Hand society to extort money from : democratic. nominee for vice president
him and that he was informed' JLhat'Js being boomed for governor.
WITHOUT A TRIAL
Lodz, Sept. 23. Seven workmen anl
two girls were executed here today by
shooting, without trial for taking part
in the murder of Marcus Silberstein,
owner of the large local cotton mills,
who was killed by. his employes Sept.
13 because he refused to pay them for
the time they were out on strike. The
police and troops Sept 20 made a sud
den descent on the mill and arrestel
800 of the employes.