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FIFTY-NINTH ATEAIl. NO. 289.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1910. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Taft and Rooseyelt Meet
at New Haver; at let
TALKING OlNEW YORK
Executive WH Visit Ohio Be
fore Retirning to Duties
New Haven,-Conn., Sept. 19. Presi
dent Taft, Roosevelt and other mem
bers of thj party after the conference
at the White House left at 3:10 for the
railroad station. Roosevelt did not
plan to take the train with the presi
dent. KEPT DARK SECRET.
New Havtn, Conn., Sept. 19. Presi
dent Taft ft at 3:20 for Cincinnati.
At the car steps Roosevelt shook
hands and bade him good-bye. Nothing
was given out concerning the confer
ence. New Haven, Conn., Sept. 19. Presi
dent Taft and Roosevelt will hold an
Important conference here this after
neon, presumably on the New York
political situation. The conference
was arranged at the request of Roose-.
Two (Miters Present.
Lloyd C. Griscom, president of the
New York republican committee, and
Otto T. Bannard, republican candidate
for mayor of New York last fall, also
will take part in the conference.
Arrives at New Haven.
New Haven, Conn., Sept. 19. Presi
dent Taft arrived here from Boston
this morning to attend the fall meeting
of the Yale corporation.
Depart at Mldalsht.
Beverly, Mass., Sept. 19. President
Taft departed at midnight for New Ha
ven for the' meeting of the Yale cor
poration. He then goes to Cincinnati
reaching there Thursday.
Taft announced that In his message
to congress In December he will rec
ommend an appropriation of $2,000,000
to begin the work of fortifying the
Panama canal. He will recommend
that .provision be made for two new
battleships of the dreadnought type.
Taft does not believe in economy plans
which are said to preclude the con
struction of two battleships each year
until such time as the Panania canal is
The president reaches Washington
Sunday, Sept. 25. The cabinet will be
gin a series of daily meetings on the
morning of Sept. 2C.
SAY MAN HELPED
GIRL IN MURDER
Oklahoma Miss of 16 Held for Slay
ing Father and Uncle With
New Kirk, Okla., Sept. 19. It Is be
lieved by the authorities that Ebby
Shepard, the 16-year-old daughter of
J. W. Shepard, who confessed last
night she had killed her father and his
brother, Taylor Shepard, with an ax,
had an accomplice In the crime. Offi
cers said today they did not believe
the girl's father and uncle had abused
her, but they were killed when they
returned home unexpectedly and found
a young man in the house with the
Mrs. Harris Wins.
Glencoe, III., Sept. 19. City Golf
Champion Mrs. Thurston Harris of
Westward Ho, added the women's
western championship to her list of
victories at the Skokle links Satur
day In the finals of the 1910 event.
She defeated Mrs. H. L. Pound, the
star golfer of the Skokie club, 3 up
2 to play.
OF C, R. I. & P.
HOT BY THIEF
Chicago, Sept. 19. Clarence D. Hil
ler, chief clerk of the Rock Island rail
road, was shot three times and killed
early today by a negro burglar whom
he found ransacking the Hlller home.
The murder was witnessed by the vic
tim's wife and two daughters, who
were aroused when Hlller attacked the
Intruder at the head of the stairs on
the second floor. The men fought for
several minutes, finally rolling to the
foot of the stairs. Mrs. Hiller started
to the aid of her husband, when the
negro fired three times and fled. A
suspect who denies knowledge of the
killing has been taken by the police.
Partly cloudy tqnlght and Thursday.
Not much, change In temperature.
Temperature at 7 a. n, 60. Maxi
mum temperature In last 24 hours, 84;
minimum in 12 hours, 60. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m., 5 miles per hour. Pre
cipitation, .05 inch. Relative humidity,
at 7 p. m. 77, at 7 a. m, 95.
(48 hour changes.)
St Paul - 1.0 .0
Red Wing . . . .3 .0
Reed's Landing .6 .0
La Crosse .4 .1
Prairie du Chlen 9 .0
Dubuque 9 .1
Clinton 1.0 .1
LeClalre 4 .0
Davenport ...... 1.1 .2
Nearly stationary stages wfll con
tinue in the Mississippi from below
Dubuque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 5:59, rises 5:41; moon rises
655 p. m.
Chester McMahon,! Aged 7, Mo
line, Meets Death While
IS STRUCK ON THE HEAD
Skull Crushed by 50-Ponnd Weight
-Little Folks Had Been
Warned of Danger.
Chester McMahon, 7-year-old son
of J. E. McMahon. junior member of
the grocery firm of Peters & McMa
hon, 409 Seventh street, Mollne, was
almost instantly killed Sunday even
ing shortly after 6 while playing
with young friends on Fourth ave
nue, near Seventh street.
The lad met his end when a der
rick on the roof of the new F. Q.
Johnson building gave way and fell
on his head. At the time five boys
were playing in the neighborhood
of the Johnson building, which is
still under course of construction.
At various times during the af
ternoon these boys "had found much
sport In banging onto the rope from
a pulley attached to the derrick In
question. The derrick was installed
by the Lewis Roofing company and
used by It as a means of hoisting
buckets of tar to the top of the
Herbert Hintz, son of Charles F.
Hintz, 35 4 Seventh street, whose
property adjoins that of Johnson, no
ticed the children hanging from the
rope and. fearing some accident,
tied the rope to a timber above the
Somehow or other the I
lads managed to get a hold on tne
rope anyhow, and with the sad re
sult stated above.
Helge Jennisch, aged 11, Adolph
Pearson, aged 11, and Chester Mc
Mahon were the three lads on the
rope when the derrick gave way.
The Johnson and Pearson lads ran
into the building iwhen the crash
came, but Chester McMahon ran in
the other direction. He had gone
barely three feet before the 50
pound derrick struck him on the
An Only Child.
Chester Edward McMahon was
born Dec. 9, 1902. This season he
was a member of the second grade
class in St. Mary's parochial school.
Burial will be made at Ottawa, III.,
the funeral to be held tomorrow af
ternoon from the home of the
grandfather in that city. Shipment
will be made this evening over the
Rock Island. Chester was Mr. and
Mrs. McMahon's only child. There
was an inquest this afternoon.
SHUTS BABY INCUBATOR
Louisville Fair Management Acts
; Following Death of Infants.
Louisville, Ky., Sept. 19. The baby
incubator show at the state fair was
ordered closed by the police Saturday
The action followed the death ofjthe hearing, which will be public when
three waifs who were brought to this;the witnesses are examined. The ses-
city by a Chicago physician. These
foundlings came from a charity hos
pital in St. Paul. One of the Infants
was 8 weeks old and the other was 4
weeks of age. Both died of inanition.
D- Mteyer; , ?aT thei Koads Still Argue in Favor of Ad-
medical department of the fair, says, Tance -n Fppi ,u 1a
the deaths were caused by ack of, Chl Sept. i9.Western rail.
nourishment and Improper feeding. Dr. , . .
Douglas Snyder of Chicago, who had jroads today continued the presentation
charge of the babies' incubator, says , of evidence before the interstate com
the deaths were caused by exhaustion :merce commission in support of their
incident to the long train trip. contention that a general advance in
freight rates is necessary to maintain
LODGE IS IN POOR HEALTH tbe standard of service demanded by
Massachusetts Senator May Have to
Curtail Speaking 'After Collapse.
Boston, Sept. 19. Following a slight
collapse at the conclusion of a political
speech at Norwood Saturday, it was
reported Senator Lodge may have to
curtail his campaigning this fall. Lodge
has been in Bomewhat poor health for
over a year, and at the conclusion of
an out-door speech Saturday he had a
brief fainting spell after retiring from
Senate Committee on Lor
imer Election Meets
SESSIONS AT CHICAGO
Powers Broad and Evidence
Not Admissible in Court
Will Be Heard.
Chicago, Sept. 19. Senator Heyburn
of Idaho, one of the republican mem
bers of the senatorial committee which
is to Investigate the election of Sena
tor Lorimer, was the first member of
the committee to arrive today in prep-
s'- The president is going to
aration for the committee sessions
scheduled to begin tomorrow. Chair
man Burrows, senator from Michigan,
is expected to arrive tonight, with
others of the committee.
Have Wide Power.
The resolutions under which the
committee of senators Is to act grants
greater powers of investigation than
would obtain in a criminal trial. The
committee is empowered to subpoena
witnesses and administer oaths and is
also in position to punish for contempt
any witness who neglects to obey the
Broader Than Conrt.
Testimony which would not be ad
missible In court can be placed before
the committee, which is to consider
all the facts relative to the election of
Lorimer. The resolution under which
the committee is to act specifically di
rected the investigators to "report to
the senate v.iiether the election of
William Lorimer, as senator of the
United States from the state of Illi
nois, there were used or employed cor
rupt methods or practices."
It is expected many state legislators
who voted for Lorimer will be sum
moned as witnesses, particularly those
against whom formal charges of brib
ery and conspiracy have been made.
First Snslon Closed.
The first session will probably be ex
ecutive, to man out the program of
sions are expected to continue for a
SAY SERVICE DEMANDS IT
tne government ana people
PREPARING FOR G.
A. R. ENCAMPMENT
-Atlantic City, N. J., Sept. 19. Pre
liminaries to the national encampment
of the Grand Army opened today, with
the formal opening of national head
quarters. The parade will take place
he convention will
IS SECOND CITY
Chioago's Population Gives It
Undisputed Place Next
to New York.
IS FOURTH IN THE WORLD
London and Paris Only Others Be
sides Gotham Ahead Gain in
10 Yu 28.9 Per Cent.
Washington, Sept. 19. The popula
tion of Chicago Is 2,185,283, an In
crease of 486,709 or 28.7 per cent as
compared with 1,698.575 In 1900.
Tills announcement leaves Chicago
ranking In population as second city
In the United States and fourth In the
Chicago has almost doubled Its popu
lation elnce 1S90, when the figures
were 1,699,850. Its greatest growth
was during that period between 1890
and 1900 when there was an Increase
of 54.4 per cent.
The Increase In population during
the past decade was not so great pro;
portionately as that scored by the east
New York is ahead of Its closest rl-
Ohio this week to size up the political situation.- News Item.
val by 2,501,550.
Chicago can claim distinction as hav
ing jumped from sixth to fourth place
among the big cities of the globe. It
following close upon the heels of Paris,
whose population In 1901, was 2,714,
0C8. Chicago takes precedence over
Tokio and Berlin by a close margin.
W. CLARK FOWNES
Wins From Warren K. Wood 4 up 3
Mrs. Harris Is Victor at
Brookline. Mass., Sept. 19.
Steadiness with drivers, mid iron
and putter won for William Clark
Fownes, Jr., of Oakmont club, Pitts
burg, the amateur golf championship
of the country Saturday and trans
ferred from Hinsdale club. Chicago,
the possession of the Havemeyer
The player who tried to keep the
cup on the shores of Lake Michigan
was Warren Kenneth Wood, of the
Homewood club. Chicago, but being
erratic from tees and decidedly weak
on greens, he succumbed to Fownes
by 4 up and 3 to pJay.
The new champion is 32 years old
and has been playing more than 10
years. He has frequently been a
dangerous factor in national cham
pionship, but never pushed up far
ther than the semi-finals.
GOES THROUGH THE
Cap. Klaus Larson Does What X'o
Other Has Done Using a
Niagara Falls, N. Y., Sept. 19. Cap
tain Klaus Larsen, in a little motor
boat, Ferre, late yesterday afternoon
made a sucessful trip frdm the foot of
the cataract through whirlpool rapld3
to within a mile of Lewlston, four and
a half miles. He started from the Maid
of the Mist dock at 4:45 and ran on a
rock near the American shore at 5:30.
Railroad Man Drowns.
Eddyvllle, Iowa, Sept. 19. Guy E.
Kissick, aged 37, of Chicago, traveling
auditor for the Northwestern railway.
was drowned yesterday afternoon
while bathing in the Des Moines river.
IN JHE AIR
But Four Balloons That
BIGGEST FIELD EVER
Of 13 Starters Nine Are Com
peting for Distance and
Four for Endurance.
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 19. Reports
today from the balloons that left In
dianapolis Saturday show that the
University City landed near McKees
port, Pa,, early this morning; the In
diana II., at Pittsburg Sunday evening;
Pennsylvania II., at Dexter, Ohio yes
terday, and the Centennial ne3r Hesp
bon, Pa., last night.
Largest Field Ever In Race.
The field that started was the larg
est that ever started in a race meet in
the history of ballooning, and the best
aeronauts In America were pilots. Nine
sailed to win a chance to represent
America in the international balloon
race which starts from St Louis Oct.
17, and four, those entered In the free-for-all
events, to gain a diamond stud
ded cup. m
A light breez was blowing to the
northeast as the first balloon, the
Drifter, left the Indianapolis motor
speedway at 2:58 and was carried rap
idly away, but the breeze died down
and the last balloon to leave the
course, the New York, which rose at
5:55, was slow in traveling after its
Delay at Start.
Only the long delay in sending up
the first balloon, due to failure tc
have the big gas bags properly In
flated and the baskets provisioned on
time, marred the start.
All the balloons traveled to the
northeast with the exception of Amer
ica III., which was piloted by August
Post, and has made two flights in in
ternational races in Europe, and it
took a more easterly course.
The American championship race i3
both for endurance and distance.
Distance 1s the goal of the four bal
loons entered in the free-for-all con
test. Three Come to Earth.
Indianapolis. Ind., Sept. 19. Three
of the balloons of the 13, which as
cended here Saturday, have landed.
The Drifter, the first to leave Indian
apolis, landed late yesterday at Union
town, W. Va. The balloon was piloted
by Albert IIolz of Cincinnati.
Washington, Pa., reports that the
Topeka, pilot R. S. Cole, landed there
at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Both
these entered the free-for-all event.
The "Million Population Club" bal
loon, piloted by S. Louis Von Puhl, j
landed near Pittsburg late yesterday
afternoon, according to advices late
Salina, Kans., Sept. 19. George M.
Hull, progressive republican, today re
ceived notice of appointment to the
position of postmaster here. This is
the home of Senator Brlstow, who had
recommended the appointment of HulL
DR. WILEY GOES
TO NEW FIELDS
District Superintendent of the
Methodist Church Reaches
HAS BEEN HERE SIX YEARS
Will Receive New Appointment at
Conference This Week Dr. Wil
liams' Last Term Also.
The Central Illinois confer
ence of the- Methodist church
will meet at Pontiac Wednes
day. Dr. W. R. Wiley, Rev. R. B.
Williams and Rev. F. E. Shult of
Rock Island will leave tomorrow to
attend the conference.
Dr. W. R. Wiley, who has been
superintendent of the Rock Island
district of Methodist churches the
past six years, will not return to
Rock Island as district superintend
ent for another term, as he has al
ready served the limit under the
laws of the conference. The an
nouncement meets with much regret
in Rock Island and throughout the
district, as Dr. Wiley, during his
term here, has become very popular.
Dr. Williams, who has been at the
First Methodist church for eight
years, has resigned, and will be ap
pointed to some other pastorate. Dr.
Williams notified his congregation
before going abroad that he would
not consider remaining here anoth
er year, as he had already overstay
ed the regular term of a pastor In
one congregation. Rev. F. E. Shult
will most probably be returned to
the Spencer Memorial church. Ap
pointments will be made by the bish
op of the cQnference and will be an
nounced early next week.
Operate On Pastor; Revival Ends.
The revival services at the Third
Christian mission chapel were
brought to a close last evening, after
having been conducted successfully
for the past two weeks. Rev. W. D.
Slater of the Fir6t Christian church
of Moline, who conducted the ser
vices, was taken to the Moline city
hospital yesterday to undergo an op
eration for appendicitis, and for
that reason the services were discon
tinued. He is resting easily today.
A committee has been apointed to
make plans for the erection of a
mission chapel. Two sites are un
the work will be started this week.
so that the congregation, which is
steadily growing, will have a home.
Annual Rally Plnnned,
The annual rally and homecoming
of the Sunday school and church of;
the Memorial Christian church will
be held next Sunday at the church.
Programs are being arranged to be
given at the bible school and church f'OO.OOO out of which It was shown the
exercises. An effort will be made ! customs had been defrauded by the un
to have at least 4 00 present at the derweighing operations,
bible school exercises. A banner will J
be given to the class which has se
cured the largest number of points
during the year. The points are
awarded for attendance, collection,
new scholars and for bringing bibles
to school. One point is given for the
first two mentioned and five points
for each of the last two mentioned.
The annual rally of the Sunday
school and church of the United
Presbyterian church, will be held
next Sunday monlng. A program
has been arranged to be given Sun
day morning at the regular hour for
I.ulhrr I.easrne Meetlner.
The Augustana Luther league, em-
.... , , , .
01 me dinner league or me Illinois'
conference of the Augustana synod.
will hold its annual meeting at Gen-
eseo beginning next Thursday even
ing and continuing for three days.
Delegates will be sent from the so
cieties of the First Swedish and
Zion Lutheran churches.
WIFE OF DR. HYDE
NOW UNDER SENTENCE
Physicians Kt:fe Woman May IMe
and Efforts M ill Be .Made to Bring
Husband to See Her.
Kansas City, Sr-rt. 19. Mrs. B.
Clark Hyde, whose husband is undr
sentence of life imprisonment for the
alleged murder of Colonel Thomas H.
Swope, is seriously ill at her honiojlouf,r nne car in a oazea condition
here, and her physicians state that she j Saturday night. The boy bad an ugly
may die at any time. cut i his left hand, and suffered loss
A child was born to Mrs. Hyde on ; of considerable blood. The boy had
Sent. 1. It lived but a few hours. Dr.
Hyde Is held at the county jail await
ing action on his case by the state su
preme court. Mrs. Hyde has written a
letter to Joel B. Mayes, the county mar
shal, asking that her husband be per
mitted to visit her She Is delirious
part of the time. When in this condi
tion she constantly calls for "Clark."
Marshal Mayes has not signified
whether he will grant the woman's re-
MOTHER AND TOTS BURN
Three Dead, Two Dying, as Result of
Starting Fire Willi Gasoline.
Chicago. Sept. 19. Mrs. Anna Be
lica of Chicago Lawn and two chil
dren, Frances, aged 10, and Joseph,
aged 3, were burned to death by the
explosion of gasoline today. Two oth
er children were probably fatally
burned. The accident occurred when
Mrs. Bellca tried to start a kitchen
fire with gasoline.
OF A TRUST
Charles R. Heike Sen
tenced to Serve Eight
BUT TAKES AN APPEAR
Marks Climax in the Prosecu
tion of the Sugar Combine
by the Government.
New York, Sept. 19. Charles R
Helke, former secretary and treasure!
of the American Sugar Reflnin com
pany, was sentenced today to serve
eight months In the penitentiary and
fined 15,000 on conviction of conspir
ing to defraud the government by un
Star U Granted.
Judge Martin granted a stay of exe
cution of sentence pending the appeal
to the United States circuit court of
appeals. The court fixed Heike'a hail
Ilelke's sentence Is the culminating
point in the federal government's pros
ecution of the American Sugar Refin
ing company officials, and, employes
growing out of the extensive under
weighing frauds of the Williamsburg
docks of the trust, brought to light by
Richard Parr's famous raid on the
docks in 1907.
Four In Prison Now.
Four weighers for the company and
Oliver Spitzer, dock boss, were con
victed on the first criminal trial in con
nection with the frauds and the
weighers are still serving out their
sentence of a year in the Blackwell
Island penitentiary. Spltrner, who
was sentenced to two years in Atlanta
penitentiary, was pardoned during the
Jt la. -hoped that'trlal of Helke, Ernest W. Cerbracht,
I refinery superintendent, and four
minor employes of the company for
conspiracy. He turned state's evidence
and his testimony played an Import-
ant part ,n the conviction of Heike,
Gerbracht and the checkers.
lias Paid Blt Sam.
The sugar company, meanwhile, has
paid the government more than $2.-
FOUR KILLED IN A
& O. and Iron Mountain Train
Wrecked at Beech Ridge,
Cairo. HI., Sept. 19. Four persons
were killed and two Injured in a head
on collision between Mobile & Ohio
and Iron Mountain freight trains seven
miles north of here near Beech Ridge,
111. The dead:
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- . ' M-a - ' - ... ... J , Vl'h I 'J 1
A. C. ROSNER, fireman M. & O.
W. T. STEVENSON, brakeman M. &
O. train, all of Jackson. Tenn.
The injured: F. A. Burgdorf. St.
Louis, engineer. Iron Mountain, seri
ously; E. C. Buckminster, conductor
Iron Mountain, sliphtly.
Witnesses testified before the coro
ner's jury that Operator Charles E.
Clark, who was on duty at Beech
Kidge, was intoxicated when the wreck
occurred and failed to transmit orders.
INJURED BOY ON A CAR
lieonard Va of Moline Found in
Dazed Condition on Tower I.Jne.
Leonard Ed. 17, of 509 Fourth ave
nue, Moline, was found on a Watch
r,r en arm King, ana u is thought he re-
ceived his injury in a fall. He was re
moved to the Harper house pharmacy,
where he was given medical attention,
after which he was removed to his
home in the city ambulance.
FLY HIGH BUT
FAIL TO PASS
OVER THE ALPS
Brig, Switzerland, Sept. 19. Though
the weather was unpropitious, Way
man, the American, and Chavez, the
Peruvian, attempted to cross the Alpfc
In an aeroplane flight today. While
both failed, they gave good exhibitions
of high flying. Chavez reached a height
of 7,540 feet, while Wayman ascend
ed to an attitude of 1,700 fet.