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K -'ISLAND AROTJ
FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 269.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 1910. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Roosevelt More and More
HE PLEASES POPULACE
He Finds Time Between Rear
Platform Speeches to Make
Carroll, Iowa, Aug. 26. Roosevelt
definitely aligned himself with the
progressives of New York state In a
statement which he issued on the
train today as he was traveling across
Iowa. Roosevelt declared the main
Issue in the fight in- New York was
not any specific reform measure, but
bossism. Bossism, he declared, fre
quently led to corruption and he
said he would wage ruthless war on
corrupt alliances between business
Hrpllrm to Woodruff.
Roosevelt was asked about the re
marks of Timothy L. Woodruff New
York republican state chairman, in
regard to the factional fight in New
York. In replp he Issued this state
ment: "The progressives are emphatical
ly in favor of taking a real step for
ward about direct primaries, sub
stantially on the lines of Governor
Hughes' proposition, but this is not
the main issue.
Favor Popular Rale.
"The main issue is that we stand
against bossism, big or little, and in
favor of genuine popular rule, not only
at election, but within the party organ
ization, and, above all, that our war is
ruthless against every specie of cor
ruption, big and little, and against an
alliance between corrupt business and
corrupt politics, as to which it has been
found that too often in the past the
boss system Jbas offered a peculiarly
efficient and objectionable means of
Hita Special Interests.
"We are against the domination of
the party and public by special inter
ests, whether these special interests
are political, business or a compound
"of the two."
Called Out at Marahalltonn.
Marshalltown, Iowa, Aug. 26. The
Roosevelt train passed through here at
6:40 this morning, making a stop of
seven minutes.' A large crowd was at
the station and cheered until Roose
velt appeared on the rear platform and
made a brief speech.
Joined by Cummin.
Boone, Iowa, Aug. 26. The Roose
velt train arrived at Boone at 8:30 and
departed at 8:42. Roosevelt addressed
a big crowd. Senator Cummins board
ed the train at Ames and appeared on
the rear platform, but did not speak.
Ewortrd by Militia.
Carroll, Iowa. Aug. 26. A company
of state militia met the train and es
corted Roosevelt to a nearby stand,
from which he spoke briefly.
Crowds Wildly Euthuniantlc.
Chicago, Aug. 26. Theodore Roose
velt traveled across Ohio and Indiana
yesterday and was greeted every
where by wildly enthusiastic crowds,
to whom he talked of honesty and re
spect to corporations. He expressed
his belief on questions which concern
the public in a more emphatic fashion
than he has done since his return from
During the day Roosevelt made sev
eral speeches, although he said before
he left Oyster Bay that he did not in
tend to talk from the rear platform.
The crowds which greeted him were
larger than those which turned out to
see him during the trip across New
York state, and were so insistent in de
mands to see him and hear him speak
that he responded.
Avoided Reception at Chicago.
Colonel Roosevelt avoided a formal
reception during his stay of little more
than an hour here last night, but in
stead spent half an hour as the guest
of the Chicago Newspaper club. The
rest of the time while his car was be
ing switched to the Chicago & North
western tracks he spent in an automo
bile ride about the city.
At the club, Roosevelt commented on
the failure of either lions or rhinocer
oses to prevent his safe return from
Africa, recalling the prediction offered
by Professor Frederick Starr of the
University of Chicago that the hunting
trip would be the death of the former
Dlsappolated Wall Street.
"I am especially glad to show this
professor how wrong he was," said
Roosevelt. "I was not the one who was
killed. Not a lion did its duty. And
then, on toward the end of the trip, I
think Wall street pinned its hope on
some rhinoceros, but even that hope
The Roosevelt party was augmented
here by a number of Chicago newspa
per men, who will-remain with the for-J
Fair and warmer tonight and Satur
... Temperature at 7 a. m., 52. Maxi
mum temperature in last 24 hours, 6";
minimum in 12 hours, 50. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m., 3 miles per hour. Pre
cipitation, none. Relative humidity at
7 p. m., 53; at 7 a. m., 78.
St. Paul 9 -0
Red Wing 5 0
Reed's Landing -7 .0
La Crosse 3 .0
Prairie du Chien 5 .1
Dubuque 6 .0
Le Claire 2 .0
Davenport 1-0 -2
Nearly stationary stages in the Mis
sissippi will prevail from below Du
buque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 6:3S. rises 5:18; moon rises
10:02 p. m.; 9:25 a. m.. eastern time,
moon at last quarter In constellation
Taurus, where sun was three months
ago. Planet Mercury visible.
mer president until the end of the
Did Some Plain Talking;.
The colonel did some plain talking
to the crowds which burst into the
railroad yards at the largest places,
swarmed across the tracks and tied up
traffic on the road. He talked against
dishonest corporations and the crowd
roared with applause. He condemned
dishonest men, and there were more
cheers. He attacked mob rule, and was
NO SIGNAL; WRECK
Telegraph Operator Blamed
for Collision of Freights
FIVE EMPLOYES ARE KILLED
Claimed That But Five Are Dead as
Result of Accident on the
Jefferson City, Mo., Aug. 26. Five
men were killed and one badly injured
when two heavy freights-onthe.-Riv.er
division of the Missouri Pacific collid
ed head-on near Blackwater today.
Those reported killed are:
D. H. KUEHEXE, engineer.
D. E. FINNELL, engineer.
C. H. ROTH, brakeman.
M. C. FREDERICKS, fireman.
GEORGE TAGGART, fireman.
The collision was due, it is alleged,
to the failure of the operator at Boone
ville to display the signal board.
Says But Six Died.
Durand, Mich., Aug. 26. Superin
tendent Ehrke of the Grand Trunk
last night gave out a statement that
six passengers were killed, five injur
ed and eight escaped without injury
in the Grand Trunk rear end collision
three miles east of here when the
Pullman car Nebraska on eastbound
train No. 14 was demolished and set on
fire by the locomotive of passtnger
train No. 4.
The following is a detailed list of
the passengers as given out by the
JAMES McBEAN. Chicago.
MRS. ALMA WOODWARD, Belfield,
Mrs. Woodward's nurse from Hali
fax. MRS. SQUIRES, Chicago.
Ten-year-old con of Mrs. Squires.
MRS. E. M. GILPIN, Chicago.
SHIP SINKING IN
Liner Passes in Time to Save Crew
of Harvest Queen Wreck
Bremen, Aug. 26. A dispatch from
Fayal, Azores Islands, reports the
North German Lloyd steamer Koenigin
Louise encountered the ship Harvest
Queen of Windsor, N. S., Aug. 24, in a
sinking condition, in mid-ocean. All
the crew of the Harvest Queen were
taken aboard the Koenigin Louise and
the ship was left burning in mid-ocean,
having been set afire to prevent It
becoming a menace to navigation.
Sanitation In Whiteside.
Sterling, 111., Aug. 26. School
teachers of 120 rural schools of
Whiteside county yesterday decided
on individual drinking cups for all
country school pupils.
MADRIZ TO MOVE
Washington, D. C. Aug. 26. Hondu
ras officially has invited Madriz, de
josed president of the Necaraguan
government at Mapagua, to move on.
Ke will start on Monday for Mexico.
Investigation of the Gore
Charges in Oklahoma
FRAME REPORT LATER
Learned That Attempt Was
Made to Grab $1,000,000
Pawhuska, Okla., Aug. 26. The com
mittee investigating the Gore bribery
charges and the McMurray land con
tracts completed its four weeks work
In Oklahoma today and adjourned to
meet in Washington In November to
Oiir first airship line will soon
formulate a report. The committee ex
amined more than 100 witnesses.
Tried to Grab School.
An attempt in which it was alleged
land grabbers sought to gain posses
sion of the $1,000,000 government In
dian school at Chilocco, in northern
Oklahoma, near the Kansas state line,
yesterday was laid before the commit
tee. The school comprises numerous stone
buildings and 8,000 acres of land, and
is open to all Indian children except
those of what are known as the five
civilized tribes in this state. The land
is valued by the officials at $400,000,
and the buildings at $600,000. Repre
sentations had been made at Washing
ton, and it was stated that the build
ings were dilapidated, the farm lands
of little value, and that the Indians re
fused to send their children to the
The committee, headed by Represen
tative Charles H. Burke, chairman of
the house committee on Indian affairs,
made a thorough inspection of the
place. The equipment was said to be in
excellent condition, and the farm lands
among the best productive in the state.
Galesburg Executive Asks Roosevelf
to Attempt Settlement of
Galesburg, 111., Aug. 26. Mayor San
derson today telegraphed Roosevelt,
asking on behalf of the business inter
ests that he assist in settling the min
GRAFT CASE OPEN
Chicago, Aug. 26. The Illinois Cen
tral "graft" case was formally opened
before Judge Bruggemeyer in the
municipal court this morning. The de
fendants, Frank B. Harriman, John M.
Taylor and Charles L. Ewing, were
present Following brief technical ar
guments by counsel it was agreed to
adjourn until this afternoon.
THEY LOOK BEST
IN THE PARADE
Davenport Eagles Get First
Prize of $850 in Competi
tion at St. Louis.
GET ANOTHER HONOR, TOO
Former Officers, Accused of Misuse
of $12,000 Funds of the Order,
St. Louis, Aug. 26. San Francisco
was awarded the Eagles' convention
for 1911. Louisville was endorsed
for the 1912 convention.
St Louis, Aug. 26. Prizes for com
petition in the Eagles parade yester
day were awarded this morning, as
Class B, best appearance Daven
port, Iowa, No. 235. $850.
Class C, largest number In line Mil
waukee, No. 132, $400. Elgin, 111., No.
447, got $100, third prize.
Class F Kansas City, $200. Daven-
THE FIRST AMERICAN AIR LINE
be in operation between Baltimore
port, Iowa, second, $125.
Find Officer GoUty.
St. Louis, Aug. 26. Four former
officers and members of the Eagles
on trial here before the convention
charged with the diversion of $12,
000 of the order's funds were found
guilty yesterday and their expulsion
from the order recommended. The
committee trying them holds that
the Grand Aerie has no legal right
to expel the men and recommended
that this be determined by the aerie
to which each belongs. The men
nre: Edward Krause, Wilmington,
Del.; Martin Gray, New Haven,
Conn.; Thomas C. Hays, Newark, N.
J., and B. F. Monaghan, Philadel
The vote for expulsion was unan
imous, except in the case of Mon
aghan, it being claimed that he had
received none of the profits, but that
he knew the alleged graft was go
SLEUTH TO GET
Chicago, Aug. 26. The sensation of
the Browne case today was the appear
ance of Detective Keeley as a witness
for the defense. He had been employed
by the state to watch Representative
Beckemeyer and told on the stand to-A
day he was told to get Beckemeyer
drunk in order to get his confession.
Chicago, Aug. 26. State's Attorney
John W. Wayman ended his introduc
tion of testimony in the second trial of
Lee O'Neil Browne late yesterday.
Counsel for the defense opened the
case for the minority leader with a
motion to take the case from the Jury
and strike from the records the testi
mony of Beckemeyer and other state
Judge Kersten refused to instruct
the jury to return a verdict of not
guilty and refused to bar any of the
testimony of the former witnesses
from the record. Before closing, the
prosecutor reserved the right to call
James Keeley, managing editor of the
Chicago Tribune, as a witness. Keeley
is out of the city at present.
Woodruff, New York Re
publican Chairman, Out
NO AFFRONT FOR T. R.
Neither Was President Taft In
volved Committee Merely
New York, Aug. 26. The confer
ence on the night before the republi
can state committee meeting In which
Theodore Roosevelt was voted down
and Vice President Sherman chosen
temporary chairman of the republl-
and Washington. News Item.
can convention assumed still another
complexion last night. Timothy L.
Woodruff, state chairman, in a state
ment given out from republican state
headquarters, puts the responsibility
for the action up to Lloyd C. Griscom,
president of the republican county
committee, and denies that he had
even an intimation of any plan to pre
sent the name of Colonel Roosevelt to
the committee until Mr. Griscom made
the actual nomination.
'Woodruff RfffiTM Copy.
Mr. Woodruff has received a copy
of President Taft's recent letter to
Mr. Griscom, in which the president
said that whatever knowledge Mr.
Woodruff may or may not have had
of the intention to prevent the col
onel's name at least two persons had
prior knowledge thereof and also of
the intention to defeat it Taft him
self and Vice President Sherman.
In his statement Woodruff says
precedent was followed in the selec
tion of Sherman as chairman and that
Griscom moved to substitute the name
of Roosevelt for that of Sherman
practically after the committee had
Taft 3Vot Involved.
"President Taft was in no way in
volved in this matter," Mr. Woodruff
says. "As the members of the state
committee acted entirely within their
authority in selecting a temporary
chairman without, as far as I know,
a single one of them consulting with
him about it, but in view of the ap
parent affront to Mr. Roosevelt, caused
by the action of Mr. Griscom, I felt
called upon as chairman of the com
mittee to send an explanation letter
to the former president."
A copy of the letter accompanies
the statement. It gives an explana
tion of the circumstances preceding
and during the committee meeting and
says the action "was In no sense in
tended as an act of hostility toward
you nor one of reflection upon you."
TRAVELER CRAZED; SHOOTS
New York Man Fatally Wounds Por
ter and Fellow Passenger.
Ellis, Kan., Aug. 26. Harry Pugh of
Niagara Falls, N. Y., became insane on
a Pullman car on a Union Pacific train
near here today, and fatally shot a
porter named Young and a passenger
named Temple of Kansas City, Mo.
LIVINGSTONE IS -RACE
Driver of National Takes Illi
nois Trophy at Elgin, Seven
AVERAGES 60.6 MILES HOUR
Holds Lead After the Ninth Mile and
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a axilla iiviuv
Buck Also Triumph-
Elgin, ni., Aug. 26. In one of the
prettiest automobile road races ever
run A. Livingstone, at the wheel of a
National, today won the Illinois tro
phy. He averaged C0.6 miles an hour
for a distance of 203.35 miles. His car
never faltered throughout the race.
Livingstone took the lead from hia
seven competitors at the ninth mile
and held it throughout. He was two
laps ahead of Grelner, who drove an
other National. Dawson drove a Mar
mon consistently, but finished a lap
Hearae and Bock Winner.
Hearne, driving a light Benz, won
the Fox river trophy, 135.57 miles, in
2:30:40. Miller and Crane followed
two laps behind.
The Kane county trophy was won by
Buck in a Marmon, in 3:04:46.
Guardsmen Clear Road.
Elgin, 111., Aug. 26. National guards
men this morning took charge of the
Elgin automobile race course and
cleared it of all vehicles preparatory
to today's events. All night automo
bile after automobile load of spectators
arrived and vantage points within and
at the side of the course took the as
pect of a bivouac.
The program today Includes three
races: The Fox river trophy, 135.57
miles, 16 laps; Kane county trophy,
169.46 miles, 20 laps, and Illinois tro
phy, 203.35 miles, 24 laps. All three
races will be run simultaneously.
Get Ready for Start.
Through the hours preceding the
start while the grand stands were fill
ing and thousands were hurrying to
witness the speed contest, drivers and
mechanicians were tuning up the pow
erful racers and making preparations
for the struggle before them.
First Cara Mart.
The cars in the Illinois and Kane
county events were sent away by
Starter Wagner at Intervals of 15 sec
onds, starting at 10 o'clock. The Fox
river race began 20 minutes later.
Fritsche, in the Kane county event,
ran off the track with a broken wheel
on the second lap and wrenched his
Livingstone, driving a National in the
Illinois trophy, finished the eighth
round, one-third of the entire distance,
a full lap ahead of his field. The time
of the leading three cars in the Illinois
trophy for five laps (42 miles) was:
National (Livingstone), 39:52; Falcar
(Pearce), 46:01; Falcar (Glenaw),
The leading cars in the Kane county
event did five laps as follows: Mar
mon (Heinemann), 50:10; Marion
(Monsen), 51:16; Marmon (Buck)
BACK OF RIVAL
Detroit Shown by Census Figures So
Far as Leading Lake City Out
side of Chicago.
Washington, Aug. 26. Buffalo
dropped back a peg in the popula
tion race yesterday when its census
figures were announced. Detroit is
up with 465,766 inhabitants. The
population for Buffalo i3 423,715, an
increase of 71,328 over 1900, or 20.2
per cent. Buffalo ranked eighth in
the list of American cities 10 year's
ago. This year Detroit jumped to
the notch ahead of it from the 13th
place in 1900. Milwaukee, the third
city in the race, with a population
this year of 373,857, has been dis
tanced by both its rivals. Cleve
land, which 10 years ago led Buffa
lo by one point, is still to be heard
Washington, D. C, Aug. 26. The
population of Saginaw, Mich., is 50.510,
an increase of 8.165: Bay City. ntu.,
45.168, an increase of 17,538; Lansing,
Mich, 31.229, an Increase of 14,744.
Washington. Aug. 26. To meet the
legal demand of Michigan in connec
tion with the elections, the census of
the whole of that state and by coun
ties will be published tomorrow.
Moose Close Convention.
Baltimore, Aug. 26. The twenty
second annual convention of the Loyal
Order of Moose closed last evening af
ter transacting routine business.
SIBLEY HELD FOR
TRIAL BY J. P.
Warren. Pa., Aug. 26. Waiving a
preliminary hearing on the charges of
conspiracy to debauch the electors of
Warren county, Joseph C. Sibley, re
cently resigned as candidate for con
gress, was today held for court trial
oy a justice of the peace.
View of Gifford Pinchol
Expressed in Public
RAPS AT CONGRESSMEN
Latest Figures Indicate Death
List Will Be Well Up
Spokane, Wash., Aug. 26. 'A maa
age from Ponderay, Idaho, says flv
living men and the bodies of 20 than
were found near Ponderay. The five
living men are severely burned.
Avery, Idaho. Aug. 28. It is cer
tain Hanger Halm and 70 men are
dead on the headwaters of the St.
Pine hot Criticise Srstrm.
Washington, Aug. 26. Gifford Ptn
chot, former head of the government
foreBt service. In a statement today,
holds that the loss of property and life
in the recent forest fires was unneces
sary. The disastrous results, he says,
are traceable to unpreparedness to deal
with the fire situation.
Blame Members of C a
He scores members of congress who
have opposed appropriations for tbe
proper equipment of the forest rangers,
and in that connection names Senators
Heyburn of Idaho, whote home town,
Wallace, Idaho, suffered serious loss;
Carter of Montana, and Representative
Mondell of Wyoming.
DeaS About ISO.
San Francisco, Aug. 26. Latest in
formation as to the number of dead in
the northwestern forest fires tends to
substantiate the Spokane estimate cf
160 as the total for the three states af
fected. Um la District SXoftUM.
Portland, Ore., Ayg2$. The .Are sit
ustion this morning is one of nn relax
ing vigilance. It Is estimated that la
Clarke and Cowlitz counties, Washing
ton, $2,000,000 no more than repre
sents the aggregate loss. Eight hun
dred persons have been rendered home
less and 2,000 men thrown out of work.
However, no loss of life Is reported tr
the district around Portland or Van
EIGHT MEN FAIL
IN TRAIN HOLDUP
Iowa Central Crew Arrest Five Dee
peradoee Near Town of
Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 26. Eight
men attempted to rob an Iowa Central
passenger south bound, near North
wood today. The train crew arrested
five of them.
The train was flagged and the rob
bers boarded the cars at Gordonville,
just out of Northwood. The engineer
and fireman were covered with guna
while the robbers began to relieve the
passengers of valuable. Later, when
the train crew secured revolvers fronc
another coach, they turned the tables
on the robbers.
CHOLERA IN RUSSIA
SEEMS ON THE WANE
Week Shows Fewer New Cases and a
Decrease in the Number of
St. Petersburg, Aug. 26. Slight
improvement in the cholera condi
tion in South Russia is shown by tbe
latest reports to the government san
itary bureau and to the Red Cress.
This is taken as a sign tbe epidemic
is now on the wane. Reports to the
sanitary bureau for the week of Au
gust 14 to 20 inclusive, give 16,106
new cases, and 7,743 deaths, com
pared with 23,944 cases, and 10,723
deaths the previous week, making s
grand total of 121,091 cases and 58,
030 deaths from this year's epi
demic. FLEES BEFORE THE CRASH
Pulaxkl, Tenn., Cawliier IHsappeart
and Then Ilank Fails.
Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 26. Ths
Commercial Bank and Trust com
pany of Pulaski, Tenn.. made a gen
eral assignment yesterday. It is cap
italized at $35,000 and has assets es
timated at $152,635.
The liabilities are not known, but
will include something over $101,
000 on deposit. It Is believed the
depositors will be paid in full.
Mark Arrowsmitb. the cashier, left
town Tuesday ostensibly for Nash
ville and has not been heard from
since. W. A. Rose, the president,
who is in St. Louis, knows nothing
of the assignment.