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IFTY-EIOHTH YEAR. -NO. 254.-
THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 11, 1909. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS. V
ASKS FOR FIVE BILLIONS
Uncle Sam I certainly have the laugh on the future historian.
L PARADE FEATURE
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OfOF DAY AT SALT LAKE GUY
Spokane Meeting Consid
ering Liberal Resolution.
WOULD ISSUE BONDS
To Use the Money for Rivers,
Roads, Forests and Irri
gation. Spokane, Aug. 11. Delegates to the
National Irrigation congress set about
to relieve the arid land situation today
when resolutions beginning with a re
quest for "ample funds" and ending
' with a resolution asking for a national
3 per cent bond issue for $5,000,000,000
Billion for Waterway.
It is proposed to use the fund as
follows: One billion dollars each for
drainage, irrigation, deep waterways,
good roads and forest preservation.
It was asked that a committee pr-
sent the request to congress. George
Otis Smith, director of the geological
survey, spoke on the classification of
NEARLY GETS FARM
Maurice DeKay of This City
Draws Within 3,000 Limit
at uouer a Aienc.
SEEMS TO HAVE NO CHANCE
Government to Withdraw Area Under
the Rrlamation Act to he
Coeur d'Alcne, Idaho. Aug. 11. The
drawing for homesteads in the Coeur
d'Alene Indian reservation was ended
yesterday, when 3,000 envelopes had
been taken from the great iron casks.
There still are two more reservations
for which drawings will be made in
the next two weeks. Tomorrow Miss
Christine Etonian of Missoula will se
lect the winners for the largest num
bers of homesteads for the Flathead
reservation, and on Monday at the
opening 'of the drawing at the Spokane
reservation Miss Harriet Post, daugh
ter of Frank T. Post of Spokane, will
pick the first envelope.
' Kumbrr Not Known.
It is a matter of speculation with
Judge Witten, superintending the land
drawings, as to how many applicants
can be given lands in the Flathead res
ervation, even if they draw lucky num
bers. Under, the reclamation act the
government is likely to withdraw a
large part of the irrigable land in that
reservation. Approximately 2,800 claims
are to be had in this reserve, but the
proposed reclamation of part will re
duce the number by several hundred.
Judge Witten says he is unable to
say how much the government, was
considering reclaiming, but it is likely
to be some of the most valuable land.
Should this be reclaimed it will be held
for settlement until it can be put un
der water and will then be opened un
der a new drawing.
Only l.OliS Available.
There are many of the persons who
drew lucky numbers yesterday who
will be unable to get homesteads, as
there are only 1,028 claims available
for settlement. The drawing of 3,000
names was done to allow for withdraw
als and failure to file claims on the
land. Hundreds of those whose names
were drawn yesterday may never ap
pear to claim alright to locate on
lands. Thousands registered simply to
have a chance on winning one of the
first 50 or 100 names.
T. Maurice DeKay of this city is
among those who drew within the 3,000
limit, but his number 1,794 is not
likely to get him a piece of the land,
according to latest information. Others
from this vicinity who were lucky yes
terday were R- H. Pipes of Davenport,
with No. 1,901, and Oscar Oldmens
linger of East Molinc, with 2,460.
Madrid, Aug .11. Advices received
here from Penon de La Gomera, Mor
occo, say the Moors are directing a
fierce attack against the Spanish garri
son there. Fighting In'San yesterday.
GET READY FOR
Davenport Hard at Work Preparing
for Affair to Regiu
Now that the fireman's tournament
is'over, preparations have begun in
earnest for Davenport's great rivi
carnival and race :mvt which begins
Aug. 10 and continm s for one whole
week. Already many of the fast hor
ses that are to take part inthe foui
day race meet are quartered at the
mile track and -art- .being daily put
through that routine of work thai
makes prize winncis. The entry lis:
is already one of l ie largest in th?
history of horse laeing in Iowa and
numbers the fastoi horses known in
the west. Thti uu -tubers of the Dav
enport Boat club ;iro working night
and day. They have made special
trips up and down t he river to secure
personal promises that the fastest
boats on western waters will be here
for the great races on the mornings
of the isth and l'Jth. It is evident
that the owners of tome of the fastest
of these boats hae concluded that the
Davenport races offer an ideal time
and place to settle for all time certain
differences which have for some time
existed between th-.'iu. One man ex
pressed the genera! sentiment when he
said: "My boat will be in those races
if the prize be but a tin dipper."
A vast amount of work is yet to be
done at the bull park. Thirty big
shows with over hi people are to be
here all the week. One of tio finest
zoos in the world id to be one of the
big features. " Five of the greatest
free acts ever shown in this country
will give complete performances every
afternoon and" evening. A groat big
"city of fun and amusement" capable
of holding 50,000 people. Yesterday a
representative of the great Paine was
in town, making final arrangements for
th emagnificent fireworks which are
to be shown on the river Thursday
evening. To carry out the great Mon
itor and Merrimac feature seven boats
are necessary and these have all been
secured. Nearly 4n blocks, of the city
are to be decorated.
MILLION DOLLAR j
FIRE AT A RESORT
Many Hotel Guests Are Driven Out
by Maze Which Destroys Part
of Monticcllo, X. Y.
Middleton. NY.. Aug. 11. Loss osti
mated at $1,000,000 wns caused by a fire
whu-h swept 30 Imildings from the
main street of the summer tesort town
of Monlictllo, N, Y , last night. The
buildings burned ncliukd hotels,
s-torcs and residenc .;. The firf- was
gotten under contro: this nio. -line af
ter dynamite bad b en used. Throe
hotf Is, filled with summer m.ct
mainly from New Yoik city, w re de
stroyed. All guests escaped wit.i most
of their personal effcts. "
GETTING CASTRO'S WEALTH
eiie.uciaii congress Iiriiorcx V..
Caracas, Aug. 11.- The much-her
aided appeal for Ciprianb Castro to
the Venezuelan congress, which after
being read in joint : ssion. was re
ieireu oy uasiro s uiends In that
noay to a special committee for ro
port, has died a natu;; I death in the
committee room and risina.i r ih
uesireu report, the curious
ulential message has i
Thus a last spasmodic rrnrt t ...
friends of the late dictator to awaken
some sentiment for th. ir fallen i.lni
fT 1 . . .
ie systematic spoliation of tho
iortune which Castro'hrt behind him
in Venezuela has proceeded with
such gigantic strides that after the
nrst six months his. $3,000,000 of
known assets have been almost to
tally wiped out. : As one Instance
vcitiLiu uwiieu $l,vuu,uuu worth; of
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snares in the cigaret trust.
weeks ago the directors of the com
pany sold the $5,000,000 concern to
a private individual, Senor nria
Guerra, for .-$250,000, and Castro's
remaining interest of $50,000
immediately seized by reditors
Negro Is Uyr hed. - j
Hopkinsville.'Ky., Au 11.--A negro
named Miller, who attac I ed the 9-year-old
daughter of Thorn n Wad.ngton,
near Cadiz Mo&day, w u taken Irom
the officers whowere co-, .eying iiim to
jail and lynch'jd jj
Alfonso Cup Chat: ;nger?
London, Aug 11. Re. ortg are cur
rent in yatcain circles Lre that King
Alfonso is a ijoasible challenger for
America s cup. -
BOB WOMACK, DISCOVERER OF CRIP
PLE CREEK GOLD FIELD, IS DEAD
Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 11.--
Robert M. Womaek, familiarly known
as "Cob" Woniack, the discoverer of
Clippie Cieek, is dead. The range
rider who rubbed with the finger .t
faith the lamp of Aladdin and flooded
the world with gold, has gone on the
last prospect tour, into the sunset.
" The man who turned a cow pasture
into a mint when he sank the first
shaft in the great gold camp and thun
sent $250,003,000 into the markets of
the world, who gave the secret of his
find to others, died dependent on tho
charity and gratitude of those he had
v Died wf Broken Ilenrt.
Womack died of a broken heart. The
death of his niece, Dorsey Womack,
two weeks ago hastened the end. He
had been feeble for four years and
uave up the struggle when the 4-year-old
relative passed out of life.
Bob Womack was born CG years
ago. He began riding the Itequa
Gulch range for a cattle company late
in the '80s. The gold fever burned
in his veins as he traversed tho
ground which the owners believed al
In 1S91 Womack did his first pros
pect digging. Finally tho foreman of
the range sent complaints to the Den
ver mortgagees that Womack was
wasting him time honeycombing the
country 'with prospect holes info
which the cattle fell and crippled
Spell Wan I'pon Illm.
An. investigation was made. Wom
ack, the gold hunter's look' blazing in
his eyes, the gold digger's stoop bend
ing his shoulders, listened patiently to
the order to stop digging. But tho
spell was upon him. He gave a sack
DANGEROUS FOR FARM
HANDS TO 'RESIGN"
TwoxWlio Wanted to Leave Jobs in
Whiteside County Heatcn up
by Their Kmployer.
Farm hands are advised not to at
tempt to "resign" at this time of year.
Up near Erie the other day John Ken
nedy and Harry Shaffer, who worked
for Newell Eddy, decided that they
could make more money in the harvest
fields of the northwest than by work
ing in Whiteside county. But whn
they informed their employer of their
A.t n.-f.mi tn nnit be waded "n
and gavethem both a sound beating,
ndflinir a few nunches to Edward
INagle, a third party who happened o
I be wit h the receiving pair at me ume.
I All three of the victims swore out
. warrauts for Eddy's arrest and he will
, have a hearing at Sterling.
COL. ALBERT A. POPE DEAD
Founder of JJicycle Industry Had
Been Sinking Since May.
Boston. Aue. 11. Colonel Arthur
'A. Pope, founder of the bicycle in
dustry, died yesterday afternoon it
his summer home in Cohasset, wherj
he bad been sinking since last May.
Tie colonel, w orn , by the Afinaiici..?
difficulties of his corporation and by
his efforts to extricate the company,
collapsed both mentally and phys
ically and his recovery has at no time
since then been expected.
to W. It. Myers to take to Denver :o
have assayed. By some mischance the
test was never made, but the ranger
Ucjit on neglecting his cattle for the
shafinntil one day going iaio Colo
rado Springs with a load of rock, he
came back thrilled because he had
struck pay dirt. '
"We'll give you or the claim,"
said one of the millionaires of the fu
ture. Womack's eyes popped out. 1P
had never had so much money as thnt
befoie and he closed the deal. Tlut
piece of land turned out to be th-
famous El Paso mine, one of the rich
est in the district.
Sold All for a Sonfc.
He prospected 30 other claims and
every one of them he gave away ir
sold for a song before half, their rich
ness had been revealed. His was tlu
craving of discovery, not of possession.
Win field Scot t Strattou was one of
his companions and wanted him to fol
low him when the mysteiious call
came from another part of the camp.
Womack hesitated, but Stratton went
on and discovered the Indepcndeneo,
which ho sold for $10,000,000.
The story o the returns from as
says on WoisTk's claims started a
rush to the district later called Crip
ple Creek from the cattle crippled in
Womack's prospect holes.
As others' fortunes' increased, Wom
ack's faded. Then he heard what was
doing up on the hills as he split kind
ling for the fires of his sister's board
ing house, washed dishes or did chores
about the place, but his only comment
was, -"I knew I was right ;. couldn't
So Bob Womack lived in .poverty
until he became heirless. He always
believed he would lap another vein of
Craft Sinks Off Massachusetts
Coast and Six Are
OTHERS FLOAT OUT TO SEA
Fishermen Hurrying to Rescue Party
That Took Refuge L'inhi a
Rockport, Mass., Aug. 11. In stag-
rerini .iron ml Cane Ann before a west
erly gale loaded to her gunwales with
anchors, the naval tug Nczlnscot cap-
(of COMING TO jo
sized off Halibut point early today
carrying down three members of the
crew, the second officer and the cap
tain's wife and her little boy. Four
of) the crew landed at Lanesville and
repotted that Captain Evans, the sur
geon, engineer and several seamen
were drifting out to sea before the
gale ona life raft.
Many Go to IteNeue.
Half an hour later a dozen fishing
boats put out fro.n hero, as w-ell as
two life saving crews to rescue the
men adrift. '
AT CHICAGO NEXT
Colored Knights Templar Bring
Conclave to Close, and
RATIFY THE INCORPORATION
Secured from State
Hold I'icnic at
The 2GUi annual conclave of grand
commandcry of the colored Knights
Templar of Illinois and Iowa jnrisdic
fiou was brought to a close this morn
ing at the lodge hall on Seventeenth
street and Third Kvenue. The chiof
btrsines3 yesterday was the election of
officers, the ratification of the incorpor
ation of the lodge of the state of Illi
nois and naming the city for the next
annual session. Tim next conclave
will be held in Chicago Aug. 23, 1913.
The meeting will only last one. day
so (hat the Masons in attendance may
go to the international conference at
Detroit the day following. Today the
Knights are enjoying a picnic in South
Rock Island at the Prince Hall Ma
tonic home. .
O Hirers Namrd.
The following officers were elected
yesterday alternoon: .
Grand Commander J. W. Moore,
Chicago. v ' - -
Deputy Grand Commander John B.
Generalissime A. R. Lee, Cham
Captain General L. W. Dickinson,
Chicago. . ,
Prelate Albert Fletcher, Chicago.
Grand Treasurer II. E. Burris, Rock
Grand Recorder Dr. E. S.' Dickin
Senior Warden O. A. Ferguson,
Junion Warden G. W. Donagan,
Warden S. McCally, Chicago.
Standard Bearer E. T. , Banks, Des
Moines. - -
Sword Bearer--4. J. Young, Spring
Sentinel C M. Turner, Peoria.
The. following .were elected trustees
to serve one year; J. W. Moore, H.
E.-Burris, Dr. E. S. Dickinson and
Moffit Eulett. ? - - '
NEW TARIFF ADDS REVENUE
.$030,JM4 Collected, Compared With
" Kti7fi.."i7X for A 111. lit. IfMIK -
j voivi vitjj uuui Mue . uperaiKm
. . m 11 '
vi me - new larin law amounted to
$930,944, as against receipts under tin?
Dingley law for the same day last
year amounting to $676,578. A fair
comparison of receipts under the two
acts cannot be made before the latter
part of the present week, as some cf
the collections included in yesterday's
receipts came from distant ports and
were-mado up of collections under th?
Dingley law. At the same time, three
fourthsof all the collections come
from the port of New York, showing
that tho. collections under the new law
will be much greater than under the
old, based upon existing conditions.
WINS EVERY POINT
Street Railway Company Loses at
Hands of Arbitrators Who
LaCrosse, Wis., -Aug. 11. Employes-of
the LaCrosse city railway,
whose grievances have been under
investigation by an arbitration board
since the recent strike, win every
point in dispute in the decision an
nounced last evening by Chairman
John Humphrey of Milwaukee, mem
ber of the state board of arbitra
tion. ", .
The grievance committee will be
all union. The wage scale is rawed
an average of 4 cents an hour, short
er hours are provided, and better
toilet accommodations for the men
required. The decision recommends
the prosecution of the street railway
company and the police department
for violation of the anti-pass law in
giving and accepting free transpor
tation. Heretofore the wage scale
has been 17 cents an hour for the
first year up to 21 cents maximum
for the fourth year and time there
after. Under the new scale the men
get 1 cents the first six months, 20
cents the second six months and
The decision is binding upen the
men and the company for one year.
e agreement applies also to the La
Crosse and Onalaska company.
PENNIES WON'T FIT SLOT
Owners of Machines Protest Against
" theXew Design." "
Washington, Aug. 11. Owners of
penny slot machines are making
strong protests to the officials of the
treasury department tor a change in
the size of the new Lincoln cent.
They report that to prevent fraud,
their machines are accurately con
structed, the receptacle for the
money being carefully made to admit
a coin the size of the Indian head
penny. The slight increase in the
thickness of the new cent prevents
its use in the machines without the
application of considerable
which damages the machine.
I settlement of Utah.
BOY MISSING FOR A YEARl . Storm Ilreaka l"p Parade.
": A genuine mountain storm Monday
Hrury Farmer Takes First Steiw to night produced some unwelcome elec
Find Where lad Is. trical effects. Visitors thronged-the.
John Husen, a resident of Drury. struts wntrMn th .t3n,i3r riar.
til i. ; i ; niivt; viiivs jvnLtmd)
ask the police Ito aid him if possib'.
in locating his 11-year-old son, who
ran away from home a year ago lat
June and has not since been hoard
from. The boy's mother died about
two years ago and he was living witii
his father on the farm when he dis
appeared. Since that time there has
been no clew to his whereabouts.
ELEPHANTS IN STAMPEDE
Herd of 11 Runs Aium-k When log
Rites Roast's Heel.
Clay Center, Kan., Aug. 11. For
two hours, yesterday the town was
terrorized by 11 elephants which es
caped from a show and stampeded
through the streets. A small dog
bit a heel of an elephant and the
beast, breaking from its keeper, ran
away, the other 10 elephants follow
ing. A showman was knocked from
a horse and seriously hurt. During
the excitement the people of the town
kept off the streets.'
ALABAMA FOR INCOME TAX
Resolution " Adopted by Legislature
Now Up to Governor.
Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 11. The
renate's adoption of the resolution
looking to an income tax amendment
was without any eventful circumstan
ces.. Having passed the house and be
ing approved by the governor, it was
adopted without a dissenting vote and
will be signed by the governor as
soon as engrossed. Every line of in
fluence and practically every man u
the legislature is for it. r
MRS. JOHNSON IS TO SING
Will Be Soloist With Petersen's Rand
Friday at the Tower,
As a special feature of the Friday
evening concert of Petersen's hand
i at the Watch Tower, Mrs. Harriet
Quake at Bogota.
Bogota, Aug. 11. An earthquake
was experienced here yesterday morn-
ing. The shocks were prolonged, but
no damage was done.
Strictly; Military Pagdah t
Reviewed by G. A. R.v
REGULARS AT THE HEAD
Illinois Contingent at 'Head of
Column of Veterans Bus- ;
iness of Encampment.
Salt Lake City, Aug. 11. The an-,
nual parade, the feature event of the
Grand Army encampment, started at
10 today and was reviewed . by pom-
mander in Chief Kevins. The column
was strictly military in composition.
The 15th infantry, u: S. A., from Fort
... . t
Douglas took the lead, and was fol
lowed by the Utah National Guard and -carriages
conveying the commander In
chief, his official" family, 'and distln- '
IllinulM I -fa i1m State.
Illinois led the states, and then cam
Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Iowa," and''
Ohio, and down the list to Oklahoma,
The union ex-prisoners of war marched
after Oklahoma and the Utah com
rades modestly brought up the rear!
To the music of a score of bands the
columns moved slowly down the streets
rast cheering thousands of spectators.
li'! Children Form Flag,
Seven blocks brought the head of
the procession to South Seventh street,
where 1,200 school children in red.
white and blue robes and caps formed
a human flag wonderful in its beauty
and marvelous in its movements as it "
undulated in semblance of wind-tossed
wavesv-v, r - . ,.i
Welcome t City and State. .
Under the vast dome of the Mormon -tabernacle
the Grand Army and all the
auxiliary organizations were welcomed
to Utah by Governor William Spry and
to Salt Lake City by Mayor John S.
Bransford last night. Commander in
Chief Henry Nevius replied.
Campfires were held at the assembly
hall and the armory. These were fol
lowed by a gorgeous display of fire
works'' on Tnsign peak, the mountain
rising 1,200 feet at the northern edge
of the city, upon which the . Mormon
I pioneers planted their flag at the first
r - - -
ade of tho Wizards of the Wasatch,
when suddenly the. storm broke. Ac-!
eompanied by volleys of thunder, and;
flashes of lightning, torrents of rain
drenched the crowd and the decora
tions. There was an unceremonious
dash for shelter and the parade was
abandoned. Within 30 minutes the
storm had stopped, i
The lightning played havoc with the.
power transmission lines, and the.
campfires at Assembly hall aud ffie
armory were plunged In darkness. A
few lanterns were secured and created
small oases of light in the halls, but,
for the most part, the speakers and
singers were invisible;
TALKS BEFORE THE '
lr. Finley Ellingwood of Chicago Ad
dresses Ri-Monthly Meeting of
Local Medical Meu.
The Rock Island County medical
society held its bi-monthy meeting at
the Watch Tower last evening and
about 25 of the physicians of 'ho
county were present at the elabor
ate supper which was served at 6;30. -
After the banquet was over, Pr. fcit i.-
ley Ellingwood of Chicago, delivered
an address on the subject of thera
peutics and the principles and prac-
iye or medicine. 'me doctor Is
learned and eloquent aud his talk .
wa3 of much Interest to the assembly. V
A general discussion followed the ad- .'
dress. . Dr. W. H. iLudewig; who is
president of the society, presided at
the meeting. Dr. Clark of Water- :
town, was proposed for membercbJ?
In the society and his application will
be acted on at the next meeting. -
UP FOR FJGilT
Chicago, Aug. 11. Jack Johnson to
day signed articles to fight Jaes J. .
Jeffries. , - mA ,