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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 258.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 1910. TEN PAGES.
TRICE TWO CENTS
SL AN D
IN ORDER IS
Would Gradually Elimi
nate Aidrich, Ballinger
HOPES TO SAVE PARTY
:irst Two Already Disposed of,
But Cannon is the Stum
Oyster Bay, Aug. 13. Ex-President
Roosevelt, had no comment to make
today on dispatches from Beverly,
Mass., to the effect that Taft had decid
ed on a readjustment of conditions
within the Inner sphere of the republi
can party. He was interested greatly
In the report that Senator Aidrich and
Bpeaker Cannon would be relegated to
Ict-f.er positions In the counsel of the
Pirty, and that Secretary Ballinger
i culd retire Sept. 15 and Senator
Crane assume a more Important role
l.t his relations with the admlnistra
He refused, however, to make
Couple Ernti Together.
Beverly, Mass., Aug. 13. Certain
events of yesterday, following inci
dents of the last week or so lead to
t:H conclusion that a complete political
readjustment in circles close to Presi
dent Taft is in progress.
Although he is not to retire until
March 4, 1911, and Senator Aidrich
confirmed to President Taft yesterday
iiis intention to do so, the readjustment
plans which are in progress apparently
t'eat whatever influence Mr. Aidrich
tr.ay have had with the president as a
thing of the past.
The elimination of Mr. Aidrich, ac
ccrdlng to close political observers, is
Bton to be followed by the retirement
of Secretary Richard Ballinger from the
Ballinger Lose Fortune.
Mr. Ballinger has lost practically all
tf his personal fortune in defending
himself from the attacks that have
been made upon him. It is said that
Diie attorney fee alone in the congres
sional Investigation cost him $10,000. If
the secretary Is to recover these losses,
It Is said he must soon resume the
practice of law which he left in his
home state to take up the duties of
tlie bead of the interior department.
The retirement of Mr. Ballinger is
fixed for Sept. 15. The congressional
committee will have reported by that
time aand the date is sufficiently early
to take the so-called Ballinger issue out
of the campaign.
Third Move Agralnnt Cannon.
The third move in contemplation Is
BF.id to be directed against Cannon. It
Is not admitted here that Cannon will
even be a candidate for the speaker
tbip. Representative McKinley of
Illinois, a close friend of Cannon,
end chairman of the republican cam
paign committee was asked here the
other day if he thought Cannon could
be elected to the chair again.
"I've not heard that he'll be a can
d'date," was the significant reply.
Cannon Situation Tlekltoh.
The Cannon situation, as a thing of
the future is a little difficult to han
dle. Once it is known that the presi
dent would like to see a change, how
ever, it is believed that all doubts as
to the result would be removed.
That Beverly is being made the
headquarters of the movement to set
the republican house in order is now
Attempt to He Made at Indianapolis
to Settle the Illinois
Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 13. Squab
bles between the leaders in the special
national convention of the United Mine
Workers are beginning to draw crowds
to the convention hall. A special com
mittee will be appointed today to take
VP the situation in Illinois and will be
gin its work as soon as it is supplied
with verbatim reports of all of the
conferences dealing with the Illinois
wage negotiations. A copy of these
conferences is in the hands of the
printers, and the combined reports. It
is said, will make a volume of more
than 300 pages.
Dan Patch Passes Through.
. A car containing n race horses,
Rmong them Dan Patch, who holds the
world's mile record, arrived in Rock
Is-and this morning en route to Peoria,
where they will be entered in the races
held there next week. The horses came
from the International Stock Food
Farm at Savage, Minn,
Tartly cloudy with possibly showers
tonight or Sunday; cooler Sunday.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 69. Maxi
mum temperature In last 24 hours, 86;
minimum in 12 hours, 68. Velocity of
wird at 7 a. m, 3 miles per hour, rre
equation, none. Relative humidity at
7 p m., 41; at 7 a. m., 67.
St. Paul : 7 .1
Red Wing .7 .0
Reed's Landing .9 .0
La Crosse 3 .1
PitJrie du Chien 2 .0
Dvbuque 2 .0
Clinton 3 .0
Le Claire .1 .0
Davenport . 2 , .0
Nearly stationary stages in the Mis
sissippi will continue from below Du
bvque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. (
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.
Sun sets 6:57, rises 5:05; moon sets
11:10 p. m. J
FAIR "DATES SET
Aledo Fall Exhibition to Take
Place the Week of Sep
EXPECT BIG ATTENDANCE
Opening of the Rock Island Southern
Will Give Added Facilities for
Public to Reach Grounds.
The 57th annual Mercer county fair
will be held at Aledo Sept. 20 to 23, in
clusive. The fair is known as one of
the very best county fairs in Illinois.
Originating more than half a century
4go as a pumpkin show, it has devel
oped into one of the livest live stock
and industrial fairs in the state, and
the racing over the fast half-mile track
is no tame attraction. The attendance
will average around 30.000 paid aunils
sums, and this year will be largely in
ciitted, owing to the opening of the
new electric interurban connecting
.A 1 do with Rock Island, Monmouth
The swine show at this fair Is said
by regular"exhibitors to be second only
to that at the state fair. The im
mense swine pavilion. 1,100 feet in
length. Is usually filled and all breeds
Secretary W. D. Emerson, who in
late years has largely been responsible
for the successful conduct of the fair,
is a strong believer in first-class clean
attractions and is this year arranging
with the United Booking company for
some first class shows and limited free
Offer 7,0O0 In Premium.
No gambling or liquor is allowed on
the grounds and concessions are hot
sold to colored people. The fair offers
$7,000 in cash premiums In addition to
a liberal purse for three days' racing.
The horsemen are always sure of get
ting a chance at the money at Aledo.
Last year rather than declare off one
day's card on account of rain, the as
soiation started the races at 9:30
o'c'ock on the last available day and
prlled off ten races before sundown,
completing the week's card and pay
ing every dollar.
The Mercer county fair has finely
equipped grounds and is entirely out
of dfbt. It is one of the few county
fairs in the middle west that has con
sistently made money, year in and year
out, and has never keen in debt, except
IS OFFICIALLY AT AN END
Knights Templar Conclave Closes
When Leaders Start for Homes.
Chicago, Aug. 13. The triennial con
clave of the grand encampment of
Knights Templar, which began here
last Sunday, came to an official close
today. Grand Master Melish left the
city last night. The earl of Euston
and party of English Knights Templar
started by boat today for Mackinac is
land. They will sail from Montreal
for England Aug. 31.
LYON DENIES ANY
INTEREST IN LAND
Sulphur, Okla., Aug: 13. Cecil A.
Lvon. reoublican national committee-
rran, was a witness before the Indian
lrnd investigators today. He said his
connection with the McMurray con
tracts which were disapproved by
Roosevelt, wa3 purely a business mat
ter. He says he has no interest in
the contracts now under investigation.
That contracts made by McMurray
aiid his legal associates with the In
riiuna In connection with the sale of
In'-ian lands would pay the lawyers
about $5,000,000 was tne statement
made yesterday by George F. Scott, a
Scott further testified that a single
snecial fee of $750,000 was paid Mc-
JkT array and his law partners several
years ago, after they had prosecuted
what are known as the "citizenship
cases." which, it was said, kept off the
rills 32,000 persons who wanted to
participate in the claims against the
Belief of Mayor Gaynor
Who Would Spare the
SON ANNOUNCES WISH
New York Executive Rapidly
Recovering From the Ef
fects of His Wound.
New York, Aug. 13. Rufus Gaynor,
son of the mayor, indicated today his
father does not wish to prosecute
James J. Gallagher, who shot him.
Young Gaynor intimated his father was
of the belief his assailant was proba
Mnkrn Steady Prosrrma.
New York. Aug. 13. Mayor Gaynor
continues to make steady progress to
ward recovery, and awoke this morn
ing from an all-night of refreshing
PUTS FLAT RATE
UP TO MEMBERS
Typographical Union Takes Sam
Action on Mortuary
Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 13. The
International Typographical union ad
journed today. The convention decided
that the flat rate of a month per
member for dues which was recom
mended by the laws committee shall be
rut to a referendum vote. A referen
dum will also be taken a, graded
mortuary fund as follows:
To members of one year or less in
good standing, $50; two years, $100;
three years, $150; five years, $200;
over five years, $250. '
TRAIN KILLS FIVE AUT0ISTS
Two Others Hurt on Crossing Near
Logansport Ind., Aug. 13. Four per
sons were killed and three were seri
ously injured when a southbound pas
senger train on the Chicago & Erie
rtll road struck an automobile at a
crossing a mile east of Rochester, Ind.,
at 6 o'clock last night. The dead:
ECKERT, MRS. JOHN, 45 years old,
ECKERT, MISS AGNES, IS, Logans
port. WAGNER, MISS ANNA, Indianapo
lis. LAMBERT, CHARLES, 40, chauf
KEIP, MRS. JOHN, Logansport.
Carl Bucher, Logansport v
Miss Louise Eckert, Logansport.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 13 The seis
mograph at the Georgetown university
ttday recorded an earthquake which
lasted 23 minutes. Indications are the
disturbance was 2,500 miles southeast
' -4r & lis f- L
MORE OF TOKIO
One of Three Dykes Breaks,
Driving Thousands More
From Homes. ,
Food Supply low and Many Are
Without Shelter Foreigners In
Danger In Hotel.
Tokio, Aug. 12. Waters of the river
Srmida are rising so rapidly Honjo and
Fukadawa wards of Tokio are nearly
completely submerged and. tens of
thousands of persons are homeless and
stiuving. One of the three more im
portant embankments guarding Tokio
Ms broken. Should the second and
third dykes break half the capital
would be submerged. The threatened
er.jbankments are now being guarded
by troops. i
At 6 o'clock this evening a steady
rise of water was still apparent.
Gaa and Klectrfclty Kali.
Owing to the Inundation of its build-
IN AN UNCOMFORTABLE POSITION
lags the Pukagawa gas and electric
lights are failing. Thousands of home
less persons are being sheltered in tem
ples and school houses where most de
pRiable sights are witnessed. The
victims of the flood are wholly depen
dent upon public relief. Thousands
mere have been unable to And shelter,
ovng to the insufllciency of boats to
convey (them to places of safety, and
they are exposed to rain and hunger.
Every available boat is being employed
in the work of rescue and to convey
food where it Is most needed.
Food Is Scarce.
The question of feeding stricken
people is causing apprehension. Vege
table and fish supplies are failing and
the stock of biscuits already is nearly
The water of the Sumida river is al
mcst washing the bottoms of the
bridges. The climax of the inundation
is expected tonight.
A mountain flood in the neighbor
hood of Karuizawa has destroyed the
Mikasa hotel. Many foreigners were
stopping there, but fortunately no fa
talities have been reported so far.
IS FATAL TO TWO
McNabb and Rose Families In Wolfe
County Clash Over an '
Lexington, Ky., Aug. 13. Two per
sons were probably fatally hurt and
Eeveral others severely Injured In a
free-for-all fight between the McNabb
and Rose families and several friends
in Wolfe county, according to reports
received today. Roy McNabb was shot
end probably fatally wounded, while
Roe Rose was so badly beaten his re
covery is doubtful. The fight was the
result of an old grudge.
At the Y. M. C. A.
"Flags of All Nations" will be the
subject of a talk by VV. J. Beardsley
at the meeting of the B. G. M. to
morrow afternoon at 2:30 at the Y.
M. C. A. The topic Is one which Mr.
Beardsley heard discused while at
the conference at Winona Lake, Ind.
It will be illustrated by stereoptlcon
Armour & Co. Will Not
Deny Charges Made
by Grand Jury.
ACT CALLED REGULAR
Declared That It Was Done in
Course of Routine Before
They Were Demanded.
Chicago, m., Aug. 13. That the sten
ographer's note books of Armour &
Co., wanted by the federal grand Jury
in the Investigating of the so-called
"teef trust," were destroyed the day
before the grand Jury asked that they
be produced will be the plea of repre
sentatives of the company when they
fr.ee Judge Landls Monday, it was
Destruction Not Denied.
The destruction of the books, which
the Jurors believed would show price
fixing agreements, will be admitted:
lut Attorney Urion, one of the men
cited Into court, will explain the books
were destroyed, according to the cus
tom to make room for newer ones.
FRIEND, ON SHELF
Republicans of Ninth District De
cide to Name Another for
Chicago, Aug. 13. Congressman
Henry Boutell was slated for retire
ment yesterday when the republican
leaders of the Ninth district decided
to support Frederick H. Gansbergen,
Lincoln Park commissioner, for the re
pi blican nomination for congress. Mr.
Boutell has been one of Speaker Can
non's chief lieutenant at Washington,
and the growth of the anti-Cannonism
sentiment led the district leaders to
d em him too heavy a load o carry.
Hence their action in slating Mr. Gans
bergen for Mr. Boutell's shoes.
MT. M'KINLEY PLAN FAILS
C. E. Rusk Insists, However, Famous
Feak Can Be Climbed.
Seattle, Aug. 13. C. E. Rusk of Che
lan, Wash.; F? H. Rojee of Portiand,
A. L. Cool and Joseph Ridley of the
New York Herald-Portland Oregonian
pnrty which attempted the ascent of
Mount McKinley, have returned to
Seattle on the steamer Rest. Their
mission to the top of Mount McKinley
failed, Mr. Rusk tays, because the
party was insufficiently provisioned.
Mr. Rusk asserted, however, that
Mount Mt Kinley couid be ascended
and that, given ai cnnlce of a party
and $10,000, he would guarantee next
year to bring down ample proofs uidt
he had been to the top.
Shoots Wife and Self.
Los Angeles, Cal., Aug. 13. Jacob
C. Seeley of West Branch. Mich., shot
his wife last night and killed himself.
The woman will recover. The motive
for the attempted murder and suicide
LOOK TO COUNTRY
Phone Service With Lower End
of County Should Receive
BEFORE SALE IS APPROVED
Mutual Lines Should Be Taken Care
of and Effort Be Made to Im
prove the Facilities.
Eefore any sale of the Union Electric
i eiepnone company is approved ny tne
city council there ought to be some
delinite understanding In regard to sub
urban service. The Union Electric
given this city practically its only con
nection with the lower end of the
county, from which nearly all of the
produce marketed here comes. Some
provision should be made for taking
care of the mutual lines to the south
and west before the matter passes out
o' the control of the city.
Ir: the past the country lines have
generally refused to connect with the
Central Union, fearing ultimate ab
sorption by the Bell interests. If the
Union Electric is to be sold to the
Central Union It should first be ascer
tained whether the objection still
Service Sew Very Poor.
Another phase of the situation that
should receive consideration at the
seme time is the possibility of im
provement of the service. The mu-
tial3 meet the Union Electric at Mi
lan with a "trunk" line, or one carry
ing no phones and used only for
through business. These trunk lines
connect most of the switchboards in
the lower end of the county, and
shorld, if properly maintained, give
good service. As a matter of fact.
however, their joint ownership leads to
continual discord and the result is they
are neglected. For weeks during this
summer It was utterly Impossible to
c-mmunleate from Rock Island with
Edgington, Taylor Ridge, Reynolds or
any other point in the southern part of
tne county except those places reached
by the lines radiating from Milan. In
view of the fact that there have been
few windstorms and little lightning
there is no excuse for this beyond the
neglect of the maintenance of the lines.
Medlatloa Might Help.
Rock Island Is interested but little
lees than the farmers themselves In
kcplng communication . open. Good
phone service is in these days almost
ps important asood hlghways.JThere-
for It would be the part or wisaom
for this city, through one or another of
its organizations whose business It Is
to look after eucfc matters, to call a
meeting of the farmers of the lower
end of the county with the purpse of
finding some solution of the matter and
of ascertaining what the sentiment is
with respect to connecting with any
company that may purchase the plant
of the Union Electric company. Among
the farmers themselves there seems to
be little hope of getting any improve
ment In present conditions.
Mcline has good service with the
upper end of the county, the mutual
companies there being more harmoni
ous and keeping their lines up in bet
ter shape. They connect with the
Central Union at Watertown.
There is no reason why Rock Island
and the lower end of the county should
not be equally well served, whether
connection is had through the Central
Union or some other company.
SEEK FOR MIDDLE GROUND
Efforts Reing Made to Patch Up Peace
Between Vatican and Spain.
Rome, Aug. 13. Unofficial attempts
aie being made, both at Madrid and In
Rome to And a middle course between
the intransigent attitude of both par
ties in the religious question which has
caused rupture of diplomatic relations
of Spain and the holy see. The plan
favored by prominent Catholics is a re
srmption of negotiations with the In
tention of both sides to complete them
before the reopening of the cortes. Pre
mier Canalejas pledging himself to
present to parliament bills agreeing
with the result of the negotiations.
NOT TO BE A CANDIDATE
Frank A. Gustafson Decides Not to
Run for Legislature.
Frank A. Gustafson, police magis
trate of Moline, today annouonced to
his friends that he had decided not to
ei ler the race for the democratic nom
ination for the legislature. This leaves
Mcline with the one candidate. S. D.
Hicks. Mr. Gustafson hinted that he
might seek the office at some future
Lanark, Scotland, Aug. 13. James
Radley, the English aviator, today flew
ore mile in 47 2-5 seconds on a Bleriot
n.onoplane, a world's record for speed.
Lanark, Scotland, Aug. 13. It was
officially announced yesterday that J.
Armstrong Drexel, the American avi
ator, yesterday attempted a world's al
titude record by rising 6,750 feet.
Gen. A. J. Warner Dead.
Marietta, Ohio, Aug. 13. General A.
J. v Warner, one of the most prominent
Lee silver men in the country', is dead,
aed 96. He. was a civil war veteran,
and was breveted brigadier general for
rullantry. He was a member of con
gas la 1573 81 and 1883-87.
Columbus, 0., Bluecoats
Disobey Mayor's Orders
35 TO LOSE THEIR JOBS
Sympathy of Officers With Un
ion Car Men Causes Re
newal of Excitement.
Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 13. The cit
today Is probably more excited than at
any time since the present street car
strike began four weeks ago. The at
titude of the regular policemen In open- '
ly defying the orders of Mayor Mar
shall to man the cars last night Is the
cause of much of today's excitement
The mayor says " 32 police mutineers
will be suspended today. Much appre
hension is felt as to developments to
night. ThtrtTwTw Snapeade.
Thirty-two policement who mutinied
last night and refused to go on the
s;reet cars and protect paassengers
were officially suspended this alter
Tblrtr-FYr Man tmwVwQ.
Thirty-five out of the 140 members
of the night police force rebelled last
night when called upon by Mayor Mar
shall to board the street cars In an ef
fort to catch the persons who have
been attacking the cars nightly with
stones, bricks and bullets. Some of the
oldest and best known men on the
force were among the mutineers.
When It was announced that the po
lice would be put on the cars there was
widespread dissatisfaction in the de
partment This reached culmination at
the roll call in the evening. The may
or began to make the assignments and
those in rebellion stepped from the
A sited Mayor to Taka Flae.
LKtle ill-feeling was expressed, al
though one policeman took off his coat
and asked the mayor to don it and then
board the car.
As reasons for the rebellion the offi
cers did not advance fear. Some said
that they had been warned by the gro
cers and butchers that if they rode the
cars they would be refused provisions.
Others said that they bad belonged to
the unions and others said that they
might wish to Join at some future time.
After being told that if they refused to
obey orders, they would be dismissed,
two officers stepped back into line with
KNIGHTS HOME FROM
Seventy In Delegation Tliat Arrived
Home Last Night Had
Seventy members of Rock Island
commandery 18, Knights Templar, re
turned home last evening from Chi
cago, where they participated In the
festivities incident to the grand con
clave held in that city during the week.
Older members of the commandery
pronounce it the finest gathering from
the standpoint of attendance and the
hospitality shown the visitors in their
memory in the history of the frater
nity. The Rock Island commandery
received numerous compliments on its
excellent showing in the parade Tues
day. FILLING HONDURAN JAILS
Insurrection Crushed, ft is Reported,
and Leader Being Iunihcd.
New Orleans, Aug. 13. It is reported
here scores of prisoners have been
thrown into Honduras prisons follow
ing their alleged complicity in the re
cent uprising there. Rumors here are
to the effect President Davlla has Is
sued a statement declaring the insur
rectionary movement has been com
pletely quelled. Wholesale arrests of
alleged leaders in the movement
against the government are being
made, it is said.
HIT BY FALLING TIMBER
George Adams Has Clowe Call With
Death in Moline Today.
George Adams, while working in
the lumber sard of Dlmock. Gould &
Co., in Moline. this morning, got un
der a falling timber, which struck
him in the shoulder, pinning him to
the ground and rendering him un
conscious. Physicians who examined
him marveled that his neck was not
broken. ' He will recover. He is at
the Moline city hospital.
Mrs. Peterson Still Lives.
Mrs. Margaret Peterson, the aged
line woman run down by a team and
v agon yesterday, was reported still
alive this afternoon at the Moline city
hospital.. The attending physician
held out slight hopes of recovery.