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THE ROCK ISLAND
FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR- NO. 182.
THE ARGUS. MONDAY. MAY 18, 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
BUT CARS ARE
Policeman in Vestibule and
Wire Screen Around it
IN CLEVELAND STRIKE
Lakewood, Suburb, Cut Off
Because of Failure to Fur
Cleveland. Ohio, May 18, Many
acts of lawlessness weie committed
in connection with the street car
strike between midnight and dawn to
tlay. Trolley -wires were, cut and
crossed, crews driven from cars in
some instances, and nonunion men at
tacked by strike sympathizers.
Stop Cars to Lakewood.
Trolley wires in Lakewood, a west
ern suburb, were cut in several places
with the result that the municipal
traction. company announced this
morning no further attempt would be
made to operate carg In that section
until the Lakewood authorities guar
anteed protection for the men and the
Confer Mont of Mjclit.
After a conference which continued
almost throughout the night between.
the unloif officers, headed by Presi
dent Mahan(of the street car men's
union, and members of the state ar
bitration board, it was stated unoffi
cially a formal proposition for arbi-
tiation would probably be made to.
y resident Dupont of the traction com
rany by the arbitration board on be
half of the men.
There was a marked increase in the
number of cars operated by the com
pany today. Each 'car carried a po
liceman in the motorman's vestibule.
Cleveland, Ohio, May 18. Aside from
a few minor disturbances, the street
car strike situation yesterday bore no
evidence of violence, while the ser
vice given by the Municipal Traction
company was greatly improved. A po
lice officer rode on each car and
screens of heavy .-wire were provided
around the motorman's vestibule.
Only one instance of a serious at
tempt to attack the crew of a car was
reported when a crowd of boys and
men sent a volley of stones and sticks
at a Miles avenue car. Some of the
missiles found their mark, and the
conductor drew a pistol, the police
say, firing one shot. No one was hit
IN THREE YEARS
Actual Digging of the Panama
Canal Can ba Completed
in That Time
SAYS TAFT ON HIS RETURN
But There Are Other Things to Take
Into Consideration Which Cannot
Be Well Estimated.
Washington, May . 18. Secretary
Taft returned to Washington from
Charleston S. C. May 18. Secre
tary of War William H. Taft arrived
here from Panama at. noon yesterday
on the cruiser Prairie. He was greeted
by officials and friends, and left for
Washington at 5:55 p. m. Secretary
Taft sailed from this port for Panama
on May 1 and completed his work and
returned two days ahead of his sched
ule. He was in fine health and spirits.
"The isthmus now presents," he said,
"an appearance not unlike a factory
or mill village, or succession of vil
lages clear across, and the lights at
night and the noises, too, might keep
one awake if not tired enough to sleep
well." Labor conditions have improv
ed, he said, and the health of the ca
nal zone is excellent, i ' .
Ca IMjt la Three Yearn.
When asked as to the possibilities
of concluding the work, Mr. Taft said:
BODY FOUND IN
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Mastery involving Two Prince -ton
LOOK PLEASANT; PLEASE'
SEEN WITH YOUNG MAN
Riding in Automobile Wilh
N Former Suitor, Neigh
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I OFFICERS REPORT
Officials of Y. M. C. A. Present
Annual Statements to the
Board of Directors.
RECORDS SHOW A GROWTH
Princeton, N. J., May 18. The body
of Miss Bertha Vanderbilt, assistant in
Princeton university library, who mys
teriously disappeared last week, wa3
found floating in the Raritan canal this
morning. Mrs. William Robinson has
told the police on the night Miss Van
derbilt disappeared she saw' hef in an
automobile with another young woman
and a maiv The man is said to have
been a Princeton graduate who was
the suitor of Miss Vanderbilt while in
, ' "u" w Vl U1SS'"6 college. He came to Princeton last
enough time at the present' excellent
the ditch I suppose three years were WedQ tQ aUend the baseba
enouen timo at tn nrpspnt pvnpllpnt '
Xo Sign of Foul 1'lay.
Although parts of the girl's clothing
Increased Interest in Physical Depart
ment Indicated Plan for Mem
FATE OF TIIA17;
WAS ON STAND
Replied Rationally to Questions
Asked by Jerome, Which
Were Few. '
-De Mar in Philadelphia Record.;
TAKES UP WORK
Grand Jury at La Porte, I nd,,
Going Into the Gunness
THREATS COME IN LETTER?
rate of progress. The way in which
the steam shovels are cutting into
the land is almost wonderful, but there j
are other things that we cannot esti
mate at this time.
"The work on the locks has not
started except, of course, in the begin
ning of the Gatum dam. But every-
thing seems encouraging and it is such I
a great undertaking that we will not'
be thinking of hurry or worry. It is
going ahead satisfactorily and that is
gratifying." -. '
are missing, there appeared to be no
signs of foul play. Miss Vanderbilt
was last' seen Wednesday afternoon,
and it is supposed she was drowned in
:an attempt to ford the stream which
flows under the canal.
OUT OF FUNDS
Failure of Allegheny Na
tional May Force an
Issue of Bonds.
Cousin of W. J. Bryan Takes Umbrage
at Charges Made by Frank
Clark in Speech. v
Pittsburg, May 18. The Allegheny
National bank suspended today and
is in the hands of a national bank ex
aminer. ; i
The suspension is the result of al
leged peculations .of Cashier William
Montgomery, and caused little or no
excitement. Montgomery is In ' jail.
His peculations, are officially placed
a $591,000, but the bank's , shortage
is close to $z,w)0,uihi.
Vlty Ult In Bad W ar.
Over a. million and a half of city
funds are tied up by the failure of the
bank. The city Is confronted with
the possibility of being forced to issue
bonds to raise money to meet current
expenses, as It i3 practically without
SOUTHERN ROADS INDICTED
New Orleans Grand Jury Charges Ac
cepting of Rebates.
New Orleans, La., May 18. The fed
eral grand jury has indicted the Illi
nois Central and Yazoo and Mississip
pi Valley, railroads for accepting' re
bates on shipments of cotton linters.
Two indictments, containing two
counts each, were returned, charging
that on four consignments of linters
to ' Hamburg. ,the roads, through em
ployes, particularly Henry Baldwin,
11 4 3 A A 1
.TarkentivlllP. Pla Mav 1 R fnn eigu agem, cuiiwiea . cuius u oaie.
gressman Frank Clark of the second The1U against the Illinois Central
Florida district, was belabored with .uu iae "rL Ul11 es "ai me coiu
his own walking stick by ex-Governor jpany. accepted a rebate for the trans
w s Tonn!nrc ci nf w t 1 poriation of freight, receiving greater
Bryan," in the lob'bv of the Hotel Aral ! cmPf ns.ation that set out in its pub-
gon yesterday afternoon. i.eu m.uu, w .
riari, has hittpriv ....inn Hunter Leake, general agent of the
those opposing him for reelection. He i J088'' denies there was, illegality
night, and among those he attacked
was ex-Governor Jennings. Clark re
viewed the public career of Jennings
and said the ex-Governor had genius
. When Jennings learned of Clark's
charges he announced that he intended
to whip the congressman. The ex-governor
called at the hotel and found
Clark surrounded by a crowd in the
"Did you call me a grafter?" asked
"I did," replied Clark.
"You are a liar! cried Jennings,, as
ho snatched the heavy cane Clark was
carrying and began to use it forcibly
on the congressman's head and shoul
ders. ' ' '
After Jennings had dealt Clark sev
eral, blows the bystanders recovered
from their surprise and stopped the
Clark says the matter shall not rest,
and many fear there will be further
trouble between the men.
Trace Found of Another Probable Vic
tim, Abraham Phillips of Bel
ington W. Va.
LaPorte, Ind., May IS. The county
grand jury convened this morning and
immediately began work toward an
investigation of the mystery surround
ing the death of 14 persons at the
farm of Mrs. Belle Gunness.
Prosecutor Smith today received
letter from Brooklyn, N. Y., which
threatened him with deathN unless he
resigns his office and drops the Gun
ness investigation. Chief of Police
Cochrane is in receipt of a letter from
New York saying his life will pay the
forfeit unlesshe ceases his activity.
Another Probnlile Victim.
Another probable victim of Mrs. Gun
ness came to light ttrday when an in
vestigation was started for Abraham
Phillips of Belhigton," W. Va., who left
there in February, 1907, to come to
LaPorte to marry a rich, widow, name
unknown. He left West Virginia with
a big sum of money. He has not been
BATTLESHIP FLEET IS MOVING
Sails From Frisco for North in Driz
zling Rain. J
San Francisco, May 18. The At
lantic battleship fleet under command
ot Rear Admiral Sperry weighed an
chor at 11:10 this morning and sailed
out San Francisco, bay in a drizzling
rain for Puget sound.
Solid Party'' Vote Puts Kibosh
Eighty Odd Measures for
Methodists Have Memorial. J
Baltimore, Md., May 18. Memorial
services in honor of the bishops and
officers of the general conference of
the Methodist Episcopal church who
have died during the past quadren-
nium occupied the greater portion of
today's sitting of the general confer
A SERIOUS BREAK
American Minister to Venezuela Brings
' Encouraging Report on Re
CASE IS SETTLED
OUT OF COURT
Damage Suit of Colored Woman
Against Tri-City Railway Com
' pany Does Not Come to Trial.
The "case of Maria Harper, colored,
against the Tri-City Railway company
for $5,000 damages was settled out of
court this afternoon, and the suit was
dismissed. The plaintiff sued to re-
covet for personal injuries sustained
in an accident at the Sears transfer
station. She claimed that the car had
been started before she had time to
alight from it, G. C. Wenger and R.
The board of directors of the Y. M.
C. A. met Saturday evening at the as
sociation rooms and reports from the
secretary and the physical director
were the principal topics discussed.
The report of Secretary A. L. Bur
nett was along financial lines and
stated exactly how the association
stands in money matters. Physical
Director Harry Franks submitted his
annual report, showing marked in
crease in the attendance of the gym
nasium classes. Last year was the
best in this line for many years but
the figures for this year are consider
ably better. The report shows that
there were 199 different persons mak
ing use of the gymnasium and 163 of
these were regularly enrolled In the
classes. There were 278 sessions of
these classes during the year and the
total attendance was 3,015. The
giand total of all who made use of
the gymnasium was 8,110.' Mr.
Franks gave a thorough physical ex
amination to 86 members at their re
Plana for Contest.
The report brings out the fact that
this has been the banner year at the
local association but there are plans
on foot to still further increase the
work by the addition of new mem
bers. The board appointed a com
mittee to plan for a day. in the near
ATTORNEY WAS ASTUTE
Sought to Get Examination by
Judge. . (
before it was called.
S. Stureeon anneared for the nlaintiff.
and Soarle ftr Marshall for the com- future when a one day membership
pany. The case was set for trial this ""est woul D neia; " is nopea
a. can oe uuituieu uy mis means.
A lecture will be given tonight at
the association auditorium by J. H
Shaw of Bloomington . who will de
scribe the Canadian northwest. Ster
eopticon views will be shown. No ad
mission will be charged.
ZION CHURCH TO BE
Dr. F. A. Linder, President of Luther
an Conference of Illinois, Is to De
liver Dedicatory Sermon.
''The formal dedication.- of' Zion Lu
theran church will take place next
Sunday afternoon. The congregation
has been using the church edifice for
WATERT0WN NURSES ARE
TO GHA0UATE JUNE 4
Class of 14 Will Complete Work at
That Time Speaker Secured for
Memorial Day Services.
, New York, May 18. W. F. Russell.
American minister to - Venezuela, ar
rived here today on the steamer Car
acas. He i3 home on leave of absence
and will go to Washington tomorrow.
Reports of serious differences between
President Castro of Venezuela and
Russell were denied by the latter. The
minister said that while it was true
that he and Castro were not in perfect
accord on all subjects, there had been
nothing in the nature of a serious trou
ble in their relations.
Fourteen trained nurses will be
graduated from the training school of
some time, the dedication being post-1 Watertown hospital June 4. The ex
posed until the church was entirely I ercises will be held in the chapel and
finished and furnished. the commencement address will be by
Sunday morning the sermon will be I Rev. R. S. Haney, pastor of the Sec-
preached by Rev. A. F. Aimer of St. I ond Congregational church of Moline.
Paul, the first pastor of the church, I Commencement day for the nurses
and the choir will render several I will also be marked by a banquet to
numbers. The dedicatory sermon will be tendered the graduating class by
be preached at 3 o'clock by Dr. F. A. Dr. W. E. Taylor, superintendent, in
Linder of Geneva, president of the I token of appreciation of the services
Illinois conference. An English ad-1 of the young ladies during their train-
dress will be delivered by some one I ing period.
not as yet determined. Mrs. Edla Lund I A. Hanby Jones of Robinson, 111..
and Elnar Joranson will assist the I pure food commissioner of Illinois, has
choir at this service. The pastor, I been secured by Dr. Taylor-as speak-
Rev. E. K. Jonson, will be assisted I er at the Memorial day service at the
by about 15 pastors of the neighbor-1 hospital. - There will be a memorial
ing cities. " ' I program In connection, with the ad
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., May 18. Har- '
ry K. Thaw's plea for his liberty from
Mattewan insane asylum, where he
has been confined since his acquittal
of the murder of Stanford White on
the ground of insanity, will probably
be- decided by Judge Morscbauser on.
Monday, May 25. The hearing in the
habeas corpus proceedings brought by
counsel for Thaw ended late Saturday
night, after District Attorney William
Travers Jerome of New York had
made the sensational request that
Thow, whom he had called to the
stand, permit his alienists to -examine
the PIttsburger and to judge of his
mental condition because they had
had no opportunity to converse with
Silence la Ordered.
Thaw was not permitted, to respond,
the court Itself instructing him not to
do so. Judge Morschauser suggested,
however, that Thaw consult with his
counsel and that perhaps ithey might
decide it wise to grant the request.
Thaw and his lawyers, Graham and
Peabody, and Drs. Pilgrim, Evans and
Jelliffe, who had testified that Thaw
was sane. Went into the judge's pri
vate room and after a conference last
ing a little over an hour, came back
into the court room and said that
Thaw would submit to a personal ex
amination, but not by the alienists,
who had appeared . for Mr. Jerome.
The alienists to make the examina
tion they stipulated must be some
who had never appeared in the case.
Another condition was that the exam
ination be restricted to a , personal
study of the relator and be not found
ed on testimony of previous trials.
Ioatantlr Rejecta Proposal.
District Attorney Jerome instantly
rejected these terms, saying he would
deserve to he committed to an asylum
himself if he accepted them and there
the question ended.
RENEW EFFORT TO
BREAK SHELL WILL
COMPANY H WITHOUT A HEAD
NO MORE MEETINGS
CANNOT COMPEL MAYOR TO CLOSE
SALOONS SUNDAYS; COURT HOLDS
Chicago,' May 18. The appellate
court today affirmed the decision of
the lower court in declaring the mayor
of Chicago cannot be forced , to close
saloons on Sunday In conformity with
the statute. . :
The court says: "To hold that such
PEOPLE BACK GOVERNMENT
Constitutionalists Win in .Tokio - and
Tokio, May 18. The results of the
general election held on-Friday In To
kio and the provinces have not yet
been compiled on account of difficulty
experienced In communicating with
distant point. It is safe, however.
tc predict that the constitutionalists
have won a substantial majority and
the government expects , to face the
next diet with a majority over all com
binations Those best Informed de
clare that such a popular indorsement
of the government insures the stabil
ity of the cabinet. " ; ; : ' - : ' ?',';;
. :Z Well Known Actor Dies.
. Philadelphia.' May 18. Hugo TolaVid
the widely known actor, died suddenly
today of Bright's disease.
Washington, May 18. The commit
tee on ways and means today served
final notice of "no tariff revision at
this session." Clark of Missouri mov
ed in committee for a favorable report
on the eighty odd, tariff reduction and
tariff removal bills. The motion was
defeated by a solid vote of republi
cans. : . .." ; ' , -. , ; ,. .-
Guild for Vice President.
Boston, Mass., May 18. Massachu
setts will nominate Curtis Guild, Jr.,
of Boston, as the republican candi
date for the K vice presidency at the
coming republican national convention
in, Chicago. . Henry Cabot Lodge and
W. Murray .'Crane; United States sena
tors from Massachusetts, . have, taken
charge of the Guild movement and from
this time on will labor for his nomi
Minister Kills Wife.
Fairmont, W, Va.. May .18. Rev. S.
A. ' CofPman, aged 50, a prominent
Methodist Episcopal clergyman, killed
his wife today by cutting her throat.
He Is believed to be insane.
power and duty existed would be In
effect to turn over the supervision of
executive functions to the courts and
to confuse all distinctions and the bal
ance of power supposed tobe an ad
mirable characteristic of our' systerr
of government" -
THRILLING RIDE FOR AN AMATEUR
AERONAUT; DESCENDS SAFELY AFTER
SOARING HIGH IN DISABLED AIRSHIP
St. Louis, Mo., May 18.r Four miles
above' the earth In a gale that bore
him northward. 50 miles an. hour, with
out motor or stearlng gear, and with
a . large hole ripped in lhe envelope,
John Barry ,va St. Louts amateur aero
naut, after a thrilling ride yesterday,
landed safely at Orchard Farm, 111.
The trip was made in a dirigible bal
loon, but the steering aparatus had
been abandoned, and the journey was
accomplished In the unimcumbered en
velope. .This left the aeronaut at the
mercy of the wind. When the northern
gale was struck in the higher alti
tude the gas bag was hurled hither
and thither. . . .
Berry yesterday morning- determined
to test his dirigible and took the bag
to the roof of his workshop, a three
story building, where he inflated the
envelope with gas. A strong wind was
blowing and as the . envelope filled it
Ltugged at Its mooring, the wind almost
tearing it trom the grasp or the men
holding it. - . '
Dallaat Prevent Collinioa.
At the last minute Berry abandoned
the framework and steering aparatus
and substituted, a light swing or has
ket. As . he entered the swing and
shoved oft the roof it was noticed that
a rent almost two feet long had been
torn in the envelope.
i-.It was two late to stop, and Berry
in his odd craft, was born . upward
and to the east. He dropped his ballast
when the wind swept his balloon down
toward a tail building and the craft
shot up to the clouds.
After Hot Season Ends.
KNIFE IN A FIGHT
Captain Porter Resigns and Monmouth
Command May Lapse.
Captain C. M. Porter of Company
H, the Monmouth organization of the
Cth regiment, has resigned and the I Movement to Organize People's
affairs of the company are in bad! Church Will Be Taken Up Again
shape. There are no lieutenants and
as a result no officer is authorized
io laKe up iu rur 6Ume uuie A a mQetinir of the committee that
Monmouth has had difficulty in keep- tas la charge the organizatjon of a
and there is fear that it will now be decided to diBCOntinue services until
nas Deen conneciea wun me company mnvetmmf haa w,.h mnni,
since -uvv ana nas risen irom we cesa and' two largely attended ser-
i CU&a. . hova KoAn Ivolfl or the flllnnfo
BUILD COLLEGE D0RKIT0RYI
but because of the approach of hot
weather H wna thnup-ht advlsahto tn
nouae uosxing a,wv q bo trecwo close or tne sunimer
Plans have been drawn for a dormi-liicc
tory to be erected in connection with I . s
William and Vashti college, the . lnstl- Car, Mjnne is Arrested for Assault
tution endowed Dy tne late u. r. urury. i , - . ina tea rusmsL
rne main conege ounamg cosung iou,- Carl Minne and Led DeSmet en-
000 has now been completed, and tneigaged In a perfionai battle " Saturday
dormitory, which will house 60 stu-1 evening at Twenty-third street and
dents and will cost S25J00O. it Is plan- J Fourth avenue, and during the con
ned to nave ready lor use tnis xaii.- filet a knife was drawn and DeSmet
received n slight wound. ' Minne was
TO JOIN IOWA FRUIT GROWERSf arrested on a charge of assault and
battery and his hearing, set for to-
Rock Island Men Connected With I morrow. The men are brothers-in-law.
Davenport Organization,-- Charles Dremen was fined $5 and
, Rock Island fruit growers are Join-1 costs this morning by Magistrate Klli
ing with the Scott ' County Fruit ott on a charge ot disorderly conduct.
Growers' association across the river.
At a meeting Saturday afternoon Al- . Boy in River Dubuque.
bert Fleming and Robert Baker from! uuDuque, lows. May 18. ine Doay
this side were admlttecL The outlook I or wnaries Kruse, 60 years or age,
for fruit, it was tated at the meeting, butcher of Dubuque, was found in the
is particularly bright - , . 1 Mississippi jiver-iour mues peiow tne
cuy yesieraay morning. n.ruse naa
River Riplets. . - -; been rlsiting friends in Bast Dubuque
The Columbia . .was Up and back, last Monday, and when last seen was
The Marion and Ruth -were also north I standing on the dock waiting for a fer-
and 'south, ; : a , . ry boat to take him home. His death
The stage of-water was 9.99 all day. ;is unexplained. .
Famous Clinton Suit Resumed Before
New Judge Hope to Get Fa
mous Letters In.
Bloomington, May 18. The effort to
break the will of the eccentric Colonel
Snell, the millionaire who cut off hi
only son with $50 per year, began to
day in the DeWitt county circuit court
with a new Jurist, Judge Solon Phil
brick, on the bench. The presence ot
the new judge is an important feature
of the case. The" former judge, W. I.
Cochran, was said by the prosecution,
to have been unfair in ruling out cele
brated letters . reputed to have been
written by Mabel Snell, the alleged
grand-niece of Kansas. City, who got
such a large, slice of Colonel Snell's
money and who. was his favorite rela
tive. . ...
CHICAGO MAN BECOMES
MANAGER OF HOTEL HERE
A., W. Clarke Takes Charge of the
Rock Island House for Mont
rose & McHugh. .
A. W. Clarke, an experienced hotel
man from Chicago, has assumed charge. v
of the Rock Island house as manager.
Mr. Clarke has been in' the city for
several days familiarizing himself with
his new position.' E. H. Wey, who has.
in the absence of a steward at the Rock
Island house, , been acting in that ca
pacity at both the Rock Island and the .
Harper, will confine his attention to
the Harper hereafter.
Break in Canal Bank at Wyjmet Stop
Major C. & Riche -,'of the -local f
United States engineers' office : ; has .
been at Vyyanet where the continued
rains softened the bank- of. the . Hen
nepin canal and : caused a break' last
week. The damage" was done near,
the viaduct at that place. It bat bee
necessary to shut off water from the
east end of the canal while repairs .
are in progress.' The- work will re-;
quire two or three weeks. - '
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