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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 31.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1909.-1 EN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Him HUNDRED MINERS ARE
STILL UNACCOUNTED FOR;
STANDARD OIL VERDICT,
EVEN IF UPHELD, WILL BE
OF LITTLE IMPORTANCE
DR. COOK COMING WITH PROOFS
MORE MAY YET BE ALIVE
.IlV '- '' r -
East Gallery at Cherry
Still Holds Back Fear
- M Secret.
; HYING DOING WELL
Removing 31 Bodies Found Yes
terday Begun Authorities
. Cherry, m, Nov. 22. Two exploring
parties today found indications which
lead them to believe there are a large
Dumber of living men still In the mine.
The searchers at 3 a. m. were able to
pass far . Into the galleries, and their
hope springs from the fact that where
v they : expected to find a large number
of dead, none were found.
NTonrW 9nn men are Still unaccounted i
tor. dead or alive. Their bodies have
not been found,
nor of course have
they been seen alive.
-' Woman Dies of Grief
Dr. I D Mpwe visited today all the
lurvlvors taken from the mine Satur
lay and reported them gradually worlc
3ig toward recovery. Mrs. Charles Do
ran, whose son still remains In the
nine, died today of grief.
No More Tappings Heard
Rumors of hearing the signals t
Iving Miners frora the east gallery
M. spread about town today and were
I promptly discredited by the mine o.Ti-
lals. No indication, save the absenca
' f the dead from the east gallery, has
..oIted to the existence of other living
4 Several Interments took place today.
Ulaiurd for Delay
,:- The delay in bringing out the deal,
whose bcd.es were seen in the black
iamp yesterday, caused rumors of un
title cautlcn on the ;art of tliose upon
Kiiom hundreds cf women and chil
dren Ccrci-d for tha rescua of mem
bers of. their families, dead or alive.
.. . -Th-TwnarTO'ier- of thr-irrnrt!a'-fIM4''
aa Investigation and warr.ed those la
rhai'ge, if the work wai delayed by
factjonPl strife the governor would ap
poiuOa supreme authority at the mine.
Assurance wa.s given the dlfflcn'tis
were only technical and the course
atw adopted Is believed will be effect
ive In recovering the victims.
Tntlnpt Out CI Bodies
Tl" Cherry,. III.. Nov. 22 The work of
' taking out the 31 bodies first seen ' y
:he rescuers yesterday began this af
:ernoon. Reports that many of the
bodies were still warm and that death
lad occurred only a few hours before
were denied by these who found them.
Many of the bodies are badly deco n-
Kind TS Alive
Cherry. 111.. Nov. 22. Seventy-eight
men Saturday afternoon were found
alive In the mine. In one section there
were 67 and in another 11. Several
j were brought' to the surface, but the
1 others were too weak to be moved,
i" Among the rescued was George Eddy,
; mine examiner for the company. The
.' greatest credit is given him for the
work of saving the entombed miners.
The scene around the shaft and the
,'' company's office was one of wildest
Village to Plnnac'e of Hope.
. The names of the rescued men were
' shouted from group to group down the
railroad tracks and into the village,
( which was suddenly elevated from the
depths of despair to the pinnacle of
. Every shopkeeper Joined the throng
of women and children In a hysterical
rnsh to the scene.
Since last Monday no expert either
of the schools or practical mining be
'Tdeved a soul remained alive.
Inspector Crawford of the state board
Df health, after being in the mine half
in Hour, reported that 07 of the live
men were so weak that they were un
able ; to etand the exertion of being
moved. - All the doctors on the grounds
and In the village were hurried into
the mine, where a temporary hospital
William Cleland. one of the survivors,
after drinking a bowl of soup, appear
ed none the worse for the experience.
He said: "As soon as we discovered
last Saturday night that there was no
hope of escape, we retreated to a safe
place, where water was found. For
tunately some timbers behind us burn
ed out; this let earth and rocks fall,
cutting as off from the heat and gas.
How the time went, we don't know.
We must have been unconscious part
of the time. I remember drinking
quantities . of seepage that dripped
down Into gutter, and eating my
lunch. ' After that, some of us pulled
off bark, chewing It. We didn't realize
now serious our condition was; In fact,
some of the men Joked about it. After
we drank all the water and seepage
T ary, we oegan to pound on the wall to
cause more to drop down. Soon after 1
this we beard voices. We could hear
them digging on the other Bide ol the
rock and the dirt which filled, the
passage, and soon a little hole was
seen at the top. and the gleam of
torches came through."
Fire Breaks Oat A grata
At midnight Saturday a small fire
Droke out In the mine, cutting off the
rescue work. Fire fighting apparatus
had to be lowered and a stream of
water, again turned into the mine.
Men Awaiting Death
Write Notes to Cheer
Dear Ones Surviving
George Eddy, a hero among the
heroes who escaped from the St. Paul
mine In the darkness and despair of
his position made a shift to write a
few words of courage to his wife.
The letter follows:
"Nov. 14, Dear Wife and Children
I write these few lines to you and I
think it will be for the last time.
have tried to get out twice but was
drove back. These seems to be no
hope for us. I came down this shaft
yesterday to help to save the men's
lives. I hope the men I got out were
saved. Well. Lizzie, if I am found
dead take me to bury me in Streator
and move back. Keep Esther and
I Clarence and
Jimmie together as
I mucn as you can. I hope they will
! noi xorget tneir rather so I will bldi
you all good bye and God bless you
all. s . GEORGE EDDY."
No One Blamed
On the reverse side of this letter,
written on a leaf torn from a note
book was the following from Walter
"Nov. 14 We the undersigned do
not blame anyone for the accident
that happened to pen us in here and
we believe that everybody has done
all In their power to relieve us. With
best wishes to all concerned.
"WlLLf AM CLELLA'Nd;
RAISE $65,000 IN
Great Sum Quickly Subscribed to Aid
Victims and Survivors of
Cherry. 111., Nov. 22. Headed by
two individual donations of $l,0i0
each, made by F. W. Mathiessen, mil
lionaire manufacturer of La Salle, and
President. Thomas F. Noon of the Illi
nois Zinc company of Peru, 10 Bureau
and La Salle county cities near Cherry
have raised nearly JoO.OOO in cash to
go to the relief of the families left
The cities In which the record col
lections have been secured are Strea
tor, Ottawa, La Salle, Peru and Men
dota, in La Salle county, and Prince
ton, Spring Valley, Ladd, Depue and
Bureau, in Bureau county.
In addition to these 10 cities a score
of smaller towns have raised more
than $10,000. It is believed that the
total cash relief in these counties will
be close to $65,000.
R0CKF0RD TRIMS M0LINE
Team of Neighlioring City Is Defeat
ed at Football 28to2 Saturday.
The Moline high school football
team was easily defeated Saturday
afternoon by the Rockford team, 28
to 2. In the first half, the game was
close, Rockford scoring but 5 points.
Wyland of Moline was largely re
sponsible for keeping the score down.
Early in the second half he was taken
from the game because of rough
play. One of the Rockford men was
in position to receive a forward pass
and Wyland hit him in the back with
his shoulder. According to the
rules, this Is not rough play, but Wy
land was put out anyway. In this
half Rockford played its usual good
game and walked away from the Mo
liners, scoring 23 points to Mollne's
2. The game was played In Rock-
Carlisle Still Improving.
New York, Nov. 22. Continued Im
provement In the condition of John G.
Carlisle was noted today at the hos
pital FINE OF $100 IS HUNG
UPON TYRUS COBB
Cleveland, Not. 22. Ty Cobb of the
Detroit baseball team was today fined
$100 and costs for assaulting George
Stanfleld, night watchman in a hotel,
on the occasion of Detroit's last visit
Dr. Cook Will Submit HisCroofs to the University of Copenhagen in a Few Days. News Item
RUSH WORK ON
VIEW OF NICARAGUAN MELEE
Portsmouth, N. H., Nov. 22. Naval
rush orders were received here today
In connection with the outfitting of the
gunboats Padticah and Dubuque, both
of which have been preparing the re
turn to the Caribbean sea.
MISSOt'RI CALLED TO SEW YORK
Newport, R. I., Nov. 22. The battle
ship Mossouri today received, orders
to prpceed at top speed for New York.
Soon to Show Hand.
Washington, Nov. 22. Strained now
almost to the breaking point, it re
mains for the next few days, perhaps
one or two will suffice, to show wheth
er the relations between the United
States and -Nicaragua are to be snap
SAVED FROM SEA
Hundred and Five Men, Women
and Children Survive
When Ship Burns.
SUFFER GREAT PRIVATIONS
Crew and Passengers Arrive at Los
Angeles After Spending Ter
rible Night on Coast.
Los Angeles, Cal.. Nov. 22. One
hundred and eigthy-three passengers of
steamer St. Croix, who spent all Sat
urday night on a desolate beach after
their timely escape from the burning
vessel, have arrived here. Captain
Warner stated the fire apparently
started somewhere in the second cabin.
No one could guess, he said, how !t
originated. No one was killed and but
six were injured.
Alt' Wight on Beach
Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 22. Famish
ed, nearly exhausted, and many wear
ing borrowed clothes, the 105 men,
women and children passengers on the
steamer St. Croix, which burned and
sank Saturday night off Point Duma,
arrived yesterday. With them came
the 78 officers and members of the
crew, likewise exhausted and destitute.
All were brought here from Santa
Monica by trolley after the police de
partment and residents of that city
had furnished food that broke a fast
that for some time had stretched
through 36 hours. The survivors had
walked, ridden, and made their way to
Santa Monica as best they could from
the Isolated landing place.
Woman an Reamer Hart.
Mrs. L. A. Wallace remained at the
Beach city in a hospital with her 6-months-old
boy. Mrs. Wallace was in
jured severely when a davit rope broke
and the boat she was in plunged bow
first Into the sea.
The steward of the ship Jumped in
and saved the baby. He was crushed
against the side as he brought the child
to the other life boat, which had been
lowered successfully. His arm was
broken and he was lifted into the boat
Herbert, the 6-year-old son of Charles
Vellbaum of San Francisco, was saved
by Edward Norris, a ship's quarter
master, aided by Mrs. Grace Thomas,
wife of a racing man of Victoria, B. C.
Spend PTlbt In Barn a.
All the passengers and the crew
camped Saturday night In the house
and barns on the Malibu ranch, 25
miles north of Santa Monica, and a
short distance from Point Duma.
Late Saturday night the purser and
chief engineer of the boat reached
i Santa Monica with, the nawa that, nn.
THE NAVY IN
ped off short. Secretary of State Knox
himself is authority for the statement
a demand for reparation will be made
upon Nicaragua should inquiries devel
op that the allegations touching the
death of the Americans are well
Still Seeking Facta
Late last night the secretary declar
ed himself and proceedings in the
Nlcaraguan affair today will doubtless
be along the line of prosecution of in
quiries to ascertain the truth as to
Grace and Cannon.
Knox is acting with the full approval
of the president and warships are
lives had been lost, although the pas
sengers lost all their belongings.
Starta In Engine Room.
The fire started in the engine room
of the vessel at noon, while the pas
sengers and officers were at dinner.
No notice was given the passengers at
first, as it was believed the flames
could be checked. Seven streams of
water were turned upon the blaze, but
without effect, and it was seen that the
ship was doomed.
Life boats and rafts were lowered
and manned and the women and chil
dren were sent away first toward the
shore, then about three miles distant.
The men and boys and then the offi
cers and crew got off, leaving the flam
ing ship to its fate. The sea was calm,
and, though there was a heavy fog, the
small boats got to shore safely.
MURDERER PUT TO DEATH
Theodore Rizzo Pays Penalty After
Confessing Two Crimes.
Auburn, N. Y., Nov. 22. Theodore
Rizzo, who murdered Theresa Proco
pio seven years ago, and Freddy In
fusino, aged 2 years, in a lonely cul
vert in Utica Sept. 12 last, was put to
death in the electric chair at Auburn
prison at C:15 this morning. Rizzo
walked calmly Into the death chamber
holding the crucifix in his hands and
with no signs of fear. Rizzo received
the last rites of the church at 4 this
morning. He left no word for his rela
tives, but before going to the chair
said good-bye to the other men in the
room. He confessed his crime Satur
day night and expressed sorrow.
National Secretary of Travelers Quits.
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 22. Louis T. La
Beaume, national secretary and treas
urer of the Travelers Protective asso
ciation of America, has resigned, and
the board of directors yesterday ac
cepted the resignation. A shortage of
at least $27,000. it was announced.
exists In the books of the order. Ths
directors In accepting La Beaume's
resignation gave him a vote of confi
dence and he will continue with the
organization in a miflor capacity. La
Beaume last night said the records of
William Henchen, head bookkeepe-
who committed suicide July 17, show
Salinas, Cal., Nov. 22. The heaviest
earthquake reported here since April
18, 1905, was felt this morning. Build
ings rocked and cracked for 15 sec
onds and the people rushed into ths
atreeu for safety.
PROSPECT IS FOR
Three-Eye Leagne Opens Ses
sion at Chicago With Fight
KINSELLA THE DISTURBER
Northern Clubs and Bloomlngton
Combine to Balk Conspiracy
(By Associated Press.)
Chicago. JStot. 22. -Representatives.
of the Three-Eye league and Central
association met here today in joint
session and will probably reach some
agreement regarding the redlstrictlng
of territory. The filling of the place of
Cedar Rapids, recently dropped from
the Three-Eye league, is an item of in
terest to representatives and clubs to
which they belong. Among the candi
dates are Decatur. 111.; Waterloo,
Iowa, and Quincy. 111. Cedar Rapids
is contending with Monmouth, leader
of the Illinois-Missouri pennant race.
for the place In the Central associa
tion lately held by Waterloo.
Kinsella aa Trouble Maker
Chicago, Nov. 22. (Special.) The
fine Italian hand of R. F. Kinsella of
Springfield working under cover today
promised to involve the Three-Eye
league In a lively mlxup. At 3 p. m.
the adjourned session for the election
of a president and the filling of the
vacancy In the circuit had just been
called to order and the Indications
were that there would be a merry time
before either of the principal objects
of the meeting was accomplished.
The Grand Pacific, where the mag
nates assembled, fairly hummed with
league politics all morning. It leaked
out that the sale of the Decatur fran
chise to Danville bad been utilized by
Kinsella In a scheme to gain a friend
for himself In the southern end of the
circuit and to get rid of Dr. C. F.
Childs, who has never been particularly
chummy with the Springfield owner.
The scheme was to throw Cedar Rap
ids' franchise back to Decatur, putting
It Into new hands and leaving Childs
out In the cold. The northern clubs",
including Rock Island, Davenport and
Dubuque, together with Bloomlngton,
refused to be parties to such a trans
action and proceeded to get their
E. E- Donnelly for Trealdent.
The first plan to upset Kinsella'
scheme was to give the vacant fran
chise to Bloomlngton and in return for
the support of that city to elect E. E.
Donnelly president of the league. At
the last moment Mr. Donnelly decided
he did not particularly want the office.
and a new plan had to be hit upon. It
was hastily determined to spring a
movement to reconsider the admit
tance of Danville and to vote that city
out again, thus leaving the balance of
power with the northern clubs and
Bloomlngton. This was the program
when the meeting opened.
During the morning a conference
was held between committees from the
Three-Eye league and Central associa
tion, and they adopted a recommenda
tion that the Three-Eye admit Water
loo and the Central fill out Its circuit
by taking in Monmouth. This will be
presented at a Joint meeting of the
two leagues later. The committee rep
resenting the Three-Eye at this confer
ence was composed of E. E. Donnelly,
Bloomlngton; Sam Swift, Dubuque,
and James T. Hayes, Davenport.
The Central association held a sen-J
arate meeting here this morning, but
did not transact any important busi
Await Tardy Delegates.
Chicago, Nov. 22. (Special.) The
adjourned Three-Eye meeting was set
for this afternoon at 1 o'clock In order
to . allow all delegates to be present.
The following delegates are present.
James T. Hayes, Davenport; R. H.
Johnson, Peoria; R. F. Kinsella,
Springfield; Bdward Holland, Bloom
ington; Sam Swift, Clarence Rowland
and Joseph Palen . from Dubuque;
Rock Island, F. O. Van Galder,
and Danville, M. J. Boyle. C.
S. Childs and Wilson Bering are here
In the interests of Decatur and Henry
Junge and seven other business men
from Waterloo are here.
Waterloo has withdrawn the suit
against the Central association In ex
pectation of getting a Three-Eye frao
chlse. Delegates refuse to discuss presiden
tial possibilities but the impression
prevails that In exchange for admit-.
ting a northern town to fill the vacan
cy a southern man will be elected to
succeed Sexton. It is geaerally be
lieved that Holland, Tearney, O'Neil
and other known candidates will suc
cumb to a dark horse.
The Central association went Into
session this morning with little im
portant business to transact other than
filling the vacancy caused by the oust
ing of Waterloo. Moberly, Monmouth
and Cedar Rapids want the berth.
Waterloo Is to apply for reinstatement
in case of failure to get into the
A HIGH OFFICE
FOR B. S. CABLE
Rumored Former Rock Islander
Will Shortly Enter One of
SUCCEEDS 0RMSBY McHARG
letter's Beslgnatlonaa Assistant
Secretary of Commerce and
Labor Was Requested.
Washington, Nov. 22. Benjamin S.
Cable, formerly general attorney for
the Rock Island railroad at Chicago, Is
understood to be slated to succeed
Orm6by McKarg as assistant secretary
of the department of commerce and
labor. According to Information ob
tained here the appointment may be
made within the next two days.
Secretary Nagel is expected to be In
Chicago today or Tuesday to discuss
the matter with republican leaders In
that city. Announcement of the ap
pointment probably will be made at
that time or Immediately following the
return of Secretary Nagel to Washing
ton. Mr. Cable is a son of the late Ran
som R. Cable, for many years chairman
of the board of directors of the Rock
Island. He was educated In the public
schools of Rock Island, at Yale univer
sity, and at the Columbian Law school,
obtaining his diploma from the latter
institution in 1898. He was In the of
fice of Lowden, Estabrook & Davis
after his graduation and a yenr later
entered the law department of the
Rock Island. In 1904 he was made gen
eral attorney for Illinois. He la 37
years of age.
Mrllara; Under Fire,
The resignation of Assistant Secre
tary McIIarg was accepted by Presi
dent Taft three months ago, following
public statements made by him derog
atory to the Roosevelt administration
and In defense of Secretary of the In
terior Ballinger's position In the con
troversy over conservation and water
power. It was generally supposed that
his resignation was requested, although
Mr. McKarg declared that he had ten
dered it some time before, with a view
of taking up the practice of law in New
Mr. McHarg previously had been an
assistant attorney general, and during
the Taft campaign had been special
counsel for Secretary Frank H. Hitch
cock, who was Mr. Taft's manager.
5 HURT IN AUTO ACCIDENT
Machine Carrying Party to Cherry,
III., Turns Turtle.
Kewanee, 111., Nov. 22. Five persons
were Injured yesterday when their au
tomobile turned turtle near Wyan-:t.
The party was on the way from this
place to Cherry. The men injured
were City Marshal P. J. McDermot,
Fire Chief James Pollock, John Stev
ens. Dr. w. E. Washburn and his son
Raymond. All will recover.
STILL HAVE NO NEWS
FROM ASTOFTS YACHT
Key We6t, Fla., Nov. 22. Mystery
still surrounds the whereabouts of the
yacht Nourmahal, with John Jacob As-
tor and party aboard. The report the
vessel was at San Juan, Porto Rico,
has been proved untrue. .
Officer of Company Says
Stock Will Simply Be
LIKE COAL ROAD CASE
Intimates Actual Methods of
Operation Will Not Be Ma
terially Affected. - '
New York. Nor. 22. Conferences of
officials and leading counsel for the I
Standard Oil were held here today lol
begin the work of outlining the com- j
pany's course of action following the
adverse decision In the government' i
suit against the company rendered on
Will Abide by Ffna! Terdlet
New York, Nov. 22. Mortimer F.
Elliott, general counsel for the Stand
ard Oil company, said yesterday. In
commenting for the first time on tho
decision against the company handed
down Saturday by the United State
circuit court at St. Paul:
"I have seen what purports to be the
text of the decree handed down by the
United States circuit court. The com
pany will take an appeal immediately
to the United States supreme court
and will cheerfully abide by the ver-1
diet of the highest court In the land, i
whatever that may be.
"Argument in this case began last
April and we are glad to have reached
an opinion. I do not mean that we arev
pleased with the opinion itself, but j
that we are glad to get it, whatever iU
tHaaolirtloa ITot Ordered.
"The decree does not order a disso
lution of the Standard Oil company, j
That Is a misunderstanding. What the ,
idecrfjpT - , I now tidersttua It,
is that the company shall distribute
among Its stockholders, of whom there
are approximately 6,000, its holdings 'n
the stock of subsidiary companies. 1
This distribution, I further understand,
is ordered to be effected on a pro rata
basis of apportionment That is to
say, the heaviest holders of Standard
Oil stock would receive a proportional
number of shares in the stock of sub-'
Donbta Practical Effect.
Henry Wollman, who represented the ,
attorney general of Missouri. In that;
state's Butt against the Standard Oil
company and conducted the examina
tion In New York of officers of thej
company, takes a view similar to that I
expressed by Mr. Elliott. He sums np
the situation aa a "theoretical victory."
"I cannot see," be said, "that any
practical effect is to be expected. If
seems as if the best the government
can do is to order the sale of the prop
erty, and in that case the money, of
course, goeB to the present stockhold
ers in some form or another. There is
no confiscation, no punishment as there
would be in the case of criminal pro
ceedings with the Imposition of a big
Like Coal Roada Case.
"The case seems to be very similar!
to that of the coal roads which were!
forced to separate from their coal bus-j
iness, and it is difficult to see, even if j
the decision is upheld by the supreme
court, how the government can pre-j
vent the control of Standard Oil prop-'
cities remaining in the same hands.;
even if split up into ita constituent:
properties. This has been the case in
every suit in the past in which the
law has compelled the dissolution of
combinations. They have simply been
put into different shape and have gone
along more compactly than ever."
HEARST MINERS TO STRIKE
2,500 "Homestake" Employes Pre
pare to Walk Out. .
Lead, S. D.. Nov. 22. At a special
meeting of the Lead City miners' union
held here last night a resolution was
adopted asking the permission of the
executive board of the Western Feder
ation of Miners to a strike of all em
ployes of the Homestake Mining com
pany, W. R. Hearst's mine.
The request for permission is a for
mal act and will result In tho formal
strike order being Issued at tonight's
regular meeting. The action last night
means that 90 per cent of the em
ployes, according to the union, will
quit work Friday or Saturday.
The Homestake employs 2,500 men
and the strike is the result of the com
pany's notice that only nonunion men
would be employed after the first .
Drops Dead Preparing Dinner.
Kewanee, CI., Nov. 22. While su
pervising: the preparations for a din
ner for her pastor and his wife, Mrs.
Charles Maddox of Galva. aged E3.
fell dead of apoplexy. She was the
mother of Professor Wilbur Maddox
of the University of Illinois.
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