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ROCK. ISLAND ARGXJ
SIXTIETH YEAJL XO. 223.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 1911. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS, 'i
SAID TO BE
ON THE WAY
Chicago and Middle West
Promised Early Relief.
REFRESHED IN EAST
Deaths and Prostrations Are
Reported From a Number
of Cities Over Country.
Washington, July 5. Refreshing
'westerly breezes sweeping along the
Atlantic coast today brought some
relief from the hot wave to the
eastern section of the country.
Though the government weather ex
perts say there Is no appreciable
change In the registered tempera
tures, cooler weather for tomorrow
Is pomlsed for Chicago and the mid
dle west region where today started
with the mercury even higher than
it was at the same time yesterday.
Breaks in the torrid spell that en
veloped the entire country are he
ir"; reported from the extreme north
v.rst, north Atlantic states and Ohio
'l'lf rm rOROTCR SWAMPED.
ch'Ticn, July 5. The city faced
........... record-breaking hot day
P'i premtse'1 relief mi sight be
('rtf'.iv. ,t 'J the temperature
ri-jr.rs ntgner man at
i .'U'- j-eaterday.
,'i-t-':i' jreppnt heat
a ft -H intM:e.-'ts in all
i!f-ii :' unexplained
Ve "!n! IN inquests Mon
1 ycvicrday, mostly due to
.' s:,fi Con ner iloffman today.
'riie r.ioi i o'.'.'.y continued today and
my force i-- overworked. At noon
tcdr.y there were three deaths from
heat and 50 postratlona."
3T DJfi JZ .FWUtABKVglJ
Philadelphia, July 6. Thirty-seven
sudden deaths from all causes were re
ported today. Of these, 19 were due to
Philadelphia, July 5. Philadel
phia had the hottest Fourth in 13
years and there were 1 1 deaths from
heat and many prostrations.
Til REE KILLED IX PITTSBt'RG.
Pittsburg, Pa., July
deaths and eight prostrations were
recorded this forenoon from heat.
E. LILLIBRIDGE AND
Muscatine Voune Man and Eugenia;
Stapleton Perish in Club Lake,
Minn., While Boating.
(Special to The Arg-u.)
Cloquet. Minn.. July 5. Monday
evening Edwin Lillibrldge of Musca
tine, connected with the Cloquet
Box company and M,iss Eugenia
Stapleton, a school teacher here,
were boaeing in Chub lake, nira
miles from this city, their craft cap-
sized and both were drowned. The
body of Miss Staploton was recovered i
this morning, while that of Lilli
brldge has not been located. The
couple were members of a party
which had gone to the resort for the
evening. They were engaged to be
married. Mr. Lillibrldge was the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Lillibridge
of Muscatine. He graduated from the
Muscatine high school in 1903. A
few years ago he was a member of
the basketball team from that city
which won the national champion
ship after a tour through the coun
try. INDICTED PACKERS
PLEAD NOT GUILTY
Hearing of Charges Is Set for Nov.
SO In the Federal Court at
Chicago, July 5. Through coun
sel the packers indicted some time
ago for violation cf the Sherman anti-trust
law pleaded not guilty to
day. The trial was set for Nov. 20.
ONE DEAD IN FIELD;
ANOTHER IN RIVER
Julius Stroffe, aged 30. who boarded
at 61C Railroad avenue, was found
dead this morning at St. Lukeu's farm.
South Rock Island. He came here two
weeks ago and disappeared Sundaj.
His body was in a decomposed stale.
Otto Zude of Sherrard. 111., vt,i
found at 9:30 this morning in Rock
river at the mouth of Green river. It
is thought he committed suicide by
ijitenionally capsizing a boat.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rook Island, Davenport, Mollae
Generally fair tonight and Thurs
day except probably local thunder
storm tonight. Continued warm.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 84. Highest
yesterday 102, lowest last night 80.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. B miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 28,
at 7 a. m. 57:
Stage of water 1.8 a fall of .1 in
last 48 hours.
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Son sets 7:30. rises 4:31; moon sets
1253 a. m.; moon at descending node,
crossing sun's path downward.
REVOLVER LESSON FATAL
Eugene Reusch Victim of Accident
at Kewanee Yesterday.
Kewanee. 111., July 6. Eugene
ReuBch. aged 32. while explaining
the operation of a revolver to a
neighbor, accidentally discharged the
weapon, which he did not know was
loaded. The bullet entered the vic
tim's mouth, killing him Instantly.
General Koontz Dead.
Somerset, Pa., July 5. General Wil
liam Henry Koontz, lawyer, orator and
former congressman Is dead, aged 81
London Society Hints at Love
Affair of Woman Who.
Fled at the Altar.
SING WAITING AT CHURCH
Disappearance of Member of Royalty
Is the Sensation of Coronation
London, July 5. ''Forgive me for
any anxiety I have caused," was a
message received fVsterday by the
Dowager Countess of Liverpool,
mother of Lady Constance Foljambe,
who disappeared yesterday, a few
hour oef ere- ehe wee .-te-have teeen
married. Her whereabouts is kept
a secret, but her family Bays she is
well and safe. Meanwhile society is
murmuring hints at an elopement.
The disappearance of Lady Con
stance is the greatest sensation of
the coronation aftermath. Almost4
all night crowds thronged the street
in front of the house of her brother.
the earl of Liverpool, at 44 Gros-
venor Gardens, Just back of Buck
This mob of the curious took a
strange pleasure in watching the
aristocratic residence, which was lit
erally filled with flowers for the
brideless wedding. Groups of 6hop
i girls, costers, soldiers and bystand
ers took turns in singing at frequent !
intervals the song "Waiting at the!
Church," the meanwhile passing and
repassing underneath the awning
spread from the curb up the steps
of the house to the front door.
Lord Liverpool apparently fled
from the scene and it is reported that
he, or a member of the household,
is enroute for Paris where Lady Con-
stance is thought to have fled,
whisperings of elopement.
At countless receptions and dances
in fashionable London, during the
season Just closed, Laay Constance's
unconventional actions were the suh
Ject cf much conversation and cer
tain buds In society are whispering
over a possible elopement. Lady Con
stance attended all balls for the
dancing set and was frequently
waltzing with one particular man
whose name is not known. Out of
this has grown the story that Lord
Liverpool knew of Lady Constance's
attachment for the romantic lover,
who Is said to be from Austria, but
refused his consent to the sister's
breaking: the engagement with the
STRIKE TIES UP A CITY
Xo Effort Made to Operate Street
Cars in Mexican Town.
Mexico City, July 5. Persons
who reside In the outskirts of the
city and the suburbs came to busi
ness yesterday In Improvised ve
hicles of every sort. The street car
strike was in full blast. No effort
was made to operate the street cars.
Lack of transportation interfered
with the Fourth of July celebatlon
held by American residents. Thia
was opened with an oration by Am
bassador Wilson, which was follow
ed" by a luncheon In honor of Presi
dent De La Barra, who with other
prominent Mexican officials attend
ed. The remainder of the day was
given over to sports and other
Former Envoy Killed.
Guayaquil, Ecuador, July 5. Gen.
Emilio Maria Teran, formerly Ecut
dorian minister to "Great Britain, was
shot acd killed at Quito yesterday by
Col. Quirola. following a Quarrel over
TAFT A NEAR
Woman, Standing Close
to President, is Hit
Executive Leaves City After a
Busy Day Without Know
Indianapolis, Ind July 5. President
W. II. Taft escaped by only a few
inches yesterday from becoming a vic
tim of a non-sane Fourth advocate.
A spent revolver bullet, fired by a
Dr. Safcn-Sane I see you followed my advice and in place of having j"our head blown off you have
only a few scratches as the result of the Fourth.
person believed to have been shooting
from the top of the Soldiers' mor la
ment, struck Mrs. Harry D. Tutewiler,
who was sitting near the president in
the reviewing stand in front of 'he
monument. The bullet grazed Mrs.
Tutewller's thigh, but with remarkable
presence of mind and physical cour
age she refrained from screaming or
I .v : i ..
POLICE OX A HINT.
Mrs. Tutewiler quietly arose, left the
stand, went to a physician's onVe
nearby, where her wound was dressed.
She then returned to the stand, the
president not being informed in tny
way of the incident. The police bean.
a hunt ,for the firer of the shot but
did not find him.
For a sane Fourth the president
saw plenty of excitement, even if he
missed the Incident which, because of
the personal danger he had been ii.
caused consternation among the mem
bers of the sane Fourth program.
During the day he reviewed a sae
Fourth parade, awarded prizes to the
marchers and contestants in games,
spoke on reciprocity at the Maricn
club banquet, held an informal recep
tion and witnessed a collision of loco
motives at the state fair graunds as
the guest of the Railway Trainmen. He
left for "Washington last night on a
TRIALS .ARE DISASTROUS
Seven of England's Torpedo Boat
Destroyers Out of Commission.
London, July 5. Seven of Gre-it
Britain's newest ocean-going torpedo;
boat destroyers have been put out cf
action by. overstraining of hulls while
under full speed trials In a heavy sti
in the English channel. The vibration,
of the powerful engines started rivM
of plates in all directions, opening
gaps which caused water to pour into
the oil bunkers, rendering the fuel use
less. Skyrocket Causes Death.
Galesburg. dlL, uly 5. Robert Arm
strong of Cameron, til.,- aged 11, died
today as a result of being struck in
the face by a skyrocket last night.
Mixed Orders; Four Killed.
Supertax, Wis., July 5. Four
railroad men were killed and three
badly Injured in a collision between
extra and gravel trains on the Soo
line. Mixed train orders.
IOWA AUTO TAX
TO BUILD ROADS
Des Moines, July 6. New laws to
the number of 200 enacted by the last
Iowa legislature became effective in
Iowa yesterday. Of this number, how
ever, not more than 20 are of general
interest, the others being appropria
tion measures, legalizing acts, or laws
relating to technical subjects or state
departments. Of most general Interest
is tue automobile license act, which
pro Tides for a horse-power tax on mo
tor vehicles. Eighty-five per cent of
the fund created by this tax is to be
divided equally among the counties for
good roads purposes. Other laws ef
fective provide for normal training in
high schools, free tuition for rural stu
dents, validation of teachers' certifi
cates, state Inspection of weights and
measures, giving county attorneys pow
er of indictment, unsexing of habitual
criminals and Insane to prevent pro
creation, creating offices of state fire
marshal, repealing tlx ferret law, and
anti-gambling and bulk sales laws.
Queen Dowager Passes.
Turin, Italy, July 5. Maria Pia.
queen dowager of Portugal, uied this
afternoon of urema,
"IT NEVER TOUCHED ME"
NEGRO SHOOTS TWO
Chief of Police Craig and Marshal
Kipper Are Killed Last Night at
Rocky Ford, Col.
Rocky Ford, Col., July 5. Robert
Harris, a negro, shot and killed Chief
of Police Craig and mortally wound
ed Night Marshal Kipper here last
night, when officers went to the Har
ris home to arrest him for creating i
a disturbance. The negro escaped.
RETIRED FROM NAVY; DIES
Commander Pratt Lives Three Pays
After He Is Jropped From Service.
Washington, July 5. Commander
Alfred A. Pratt, United States navy,
died in a hospital yesterday, three
days after having been retired by
the navy "plucking Board." Pratt
was born In Sycamore, 111.
TRY ON STRIPES
Springfield, Mass., July 5.
Charles P. Chase and Ernest New
ton Bagg, both of whom were nam
ed in a suit recently brought by the
government against the alleged lum
ber trusts, easily carried off the hon
ors in the Fourth parade here. The I
men, weaing regulation prison uni
forms and with their hair closely
cropped, rode in a steel prison cell,
barred and bolted, resting on a float
drawn by four horses. The float
bore this inscription, "Local mem
bers of lumber trust getting free
board." Chase, who is president of
the Springfield board of trade and
also president of the largest lumber
corporation in Springfield, was for
seven years president cf the Massa
chusettes Retail sealers' association,
which is one of the defendants in
Attorney General Wickersham's suit.
Bagg, who is secretary of the Massa
chusetts Dealers' association, Is
named in the bill of complaint.
Held Hines' Failure
SLEUTH LOSE JOBS
Dismissals Follow Exposures in
Connection With Lorimer.
"Washington, July 5. The three
detectives who were subpoenaed to
appear before the Lorimer invest!
gation committee when it was learn
ed they had been employed to
shadow Clarence S. Funk will not
have to take the witness stand. This
has been practically decided.
The detectives still are subject to
the call of the committee, but there
Is no disposition on the part of the
senators to use up available time by
listening to the story of the efforts
of the sleuths. to "get something on
hines remains silent.
The principal reason they will not
be obliged to testify is that Mr.
Hines has not come forward with a
denial that he was responsible for
Mr. Hines was accused before the
senate committee of having put the
detectives on Mr. Funk's trail Im
mediately after the latter's testi
mony before the Helm committee at
Springfield regarding the request of
Hines that the International Har
vester company contribute $10,000
to the Lorimer slush fund. The com
mittee holds that Mr. Funk made
good his charges by producing the
Mr. Hines was on the witness
stand for two days after the airing
of Mr. Funk's charges, but the lum
berman's attorneys did not see fit to
ask him a 6ingle question on the sub
ject of the detectives. Attorneys for
the committee also failed to make
any inquiries along this line for the
reason that they regarded the si
lence on the part of the Hines forces
as an admission of the charges.
DETECTIVES ARE FIRED.
"We did expect to put the detec
tives on the stand," eaid one of the
members of the committee yester-j
day. "The Lorimer attorneys have I
spent considerable time endeavoring
to show the motives and methods of
the opposing witnesses. If It were
necessary to establish the truth of
Mr. Funk's charges that detectives
were Instructed to 'get something on
him' It would be the proper thing
to examine them on the witness
"Mr. Hines, however, has failed to
make any denials. The detectives
were produced and lost their Jobs
with the Chicago detective agency as
a result of the exposure. Accord
ingly there seems no need of pursu
ing the subject further."
TOLL OF FOURTH
DEAD . . 23
By fireworks 12
By flrear ms ......... 6
By gunpowder 2
By torpedoes - 0
By toy pistols .................. 3
INJURED . 7X58
By fireworks - .307
By cannon 69
By firearms ..-.. ....... ,104
By gunpowder 100
By torpedoes 18
By toy pistols .................. 98
By bomb canes 9
By runaways . ......... IS
FIRE LOSS ... ... $346,600
The cities reporting deaths are as
Albany, N. Y. ............. ........ 1
Areola, Ind, 1
Augusta, Wis. 1
Bridgeport, Conn. . , 1
Cairo, ML . 3
Calumet, Mich. 1
Chicago, III 1
Covington, Ky. ........... 1
Danville, III 1
Fort Wayne, Ind 1
Hackensack, N.J 1
Iowa City, Iowa 1
Kewanee, III 1
Lowell, Mass. 1
Mendota, III 1
New York 2
Pittsburg, Pa. 1
Portland, Maine - 1
Rochelle, III 1
St. Louis, Mo 1
Totals ... 23
CORN JUMPS AS
Extreme Advances in Quota
tions Mark Day's Trading
in Chicago Board.
BUSINESS ON HUGE SCALE
Omaha Burned Crisp, Kansas Scott li
ed From One End to Other,
Chicago, July 5. Continuous with
ering heat over the corn belt was re
flected in the excited corn market to
day, figures early showing an extreme
advance, of 4 compared to Satur
day's close. Buying orders flooded the
pit and quotations varied as much as
2V2 in different parts. At opening July
advanced 05 and September rose to
C6. Oats shared In the excitement ad
vancing 2V4. Business in oats was on
a huge scale. An official report from
Iowa showed a falling off of 28 per
cent in the condition of the crop in
mat '. iate.
115 I.N FIELDS.
A private telegram from Kansas City
says: "Temperatures Saturday ana
Sunday in the fields were 106 to 115.
Private advices from all over the corn
belt tells the same story Omaha
burned crisp; Kansas scorched from
one end to the other.
It is reported here that farm Imple
ment dealers have canceled many or
ders. The best known crop experts
here report the condition of hay and
oats is the poorest ever known.
The market closed strong. A report
from southern Illinois that heat Inflict
ed heavy damage to corn gave prices
another hard upward twist.
Tit A DE IIS FIGHT FOR GRIN.
Kansas City, July r Amid th wild
est scenes enacted in the hoard of
trade for years corn gained Zhu to 5
in the first few minutes of trading
today. Traders fought each other to
MAYOR SEIDEL HURT
. IN GAS EXPLOSION
Milwaukee's Chief Execuive Kereives
Painful Bums About Face
Milwaukee, Wis., July 5. Mayor
Emil Seidel was burned about the head
and face yesterday when a gas heat n
in hia bathroon exploded while he va3
attempting to light it.
Mr. Seidel had Just returned from
the east, where he had made aeveil
speeches. He intended to visit tile
Milwaukee parks to see how the saue
celebration of the Fourth was being
carried out, but prior to his outl's
decided to take a bath.
In lighting the heater the flanea
burst forth In his face, singeing h.a
eyelashes and burning his face and on-
of his eyes. It was at first thourl
the burns would prove serious, but af
ter examination a physician said b's
injuries were not dangerous. Ti;e
mayor expects to be at his office witJiu
a few daj3.
AIRMEN ON RETURN TRIP
Ten of 36 International Entries
Leave liendon Tixlay.
Dover, July 5. Ten of the 36
aviators originally entered in the in
ternational circuit race survive and
today began the return Jouney from
Hendon, near (London to Pari. The
airmen got away from Hendon at
6 this morning. Vedrins was first
to arrive and picked up a special
prize of 51,000 for the fastest time
Utttaaa Uodon and Shorham.
Sentiment of Members foJ
Adjournment After Vote
House Leaders Would Insist on.
Action on Bills Which Have '
Been Sent Over. .
Washington, July 5. Senator Cum
mins continued his speech against the
reciprocity bill today. He further ex
plained his proposed amendments to
chow that they would not involve ih
United Stat e3 in complications with
other countries under "favored nation"
The president's reciprocity speeches
in Indiana Monday and Tuesday were
sharply criticised in the senate today
by Cummlna. "When the president
abandons his duties and enters upon a
campaign to mold or lead public opin
ion on this reciprocity bill," said Cum
mins, "then he is on the same level as
every other man and cannot be ex
empt from criticism to be attached to
the arguments he uses."
Passage of the Canadian reciprocity
bill unamended, will constitute tho
sole tariff legislation enacted at th s
session of congress, Is the view of
most 01 the insurgent republican sen
ators This conclusion Is subject, how
ever, to a final determinu'ion in be
reached at an lnfomal conference of
the insurgents as soon as the absen
tees return to Washington within the
next few days.
OriMON OF IVUHCEMS,
Notwithstanding r.he conteuiion of
Senator Bristow, of Kansas, that
amendments reducing the duties on
cotton, wool, steel, sugar, lead, leather
and other manufactures should be at
tached to the reciprocity bill, and te
proposed amending program of Mesurt
CumminB of Iowa, La Follette of Wis
consin, and others, -some of the instilm
ents expressed the opinion today tl at
the reciprocity bill would be passed
about ug. 1, the wool aud free list
bills voted down or carried over to
the regular session and that congress
would adjourn quickly after disposing
HOI SE LEADERS WANT ACTIOX.
Speaker Champ Clark and other
house leaders are desirous that '.Us
senate take some action on the ma
urea the house had passed and put
before the senate, even If the measure
are defeated, the speaker has ventured
to "guess" that congress would ad
journ about Sept. 1.
"I don't believe jthe house has the
slightest disposition to adjourn unt'l
the senate acts on the bills which the
house sends over to It," said tl-
I'LAN MORE HKVISIOY.
House leaders are planning mo.o
tariff revision measures. Tho waya
and means committee will meet prol -ably
Thursday, to map out a cot'oii
schedule revision. The attitude of tne
senators toward the wool bill was tc
fleeted In views expressed today by
Senator Borah, of Idaho, one of tue
leading insurgent leaders.
"In my opinion," said he, "the wo ii
bill as it now stands will not rec'vi
the support of the urogreKslve sen
ators. However, a wool bill may !)
worked out of the situation wbi'.V
would receive their support."
FOR TRADE COMMISSION.
An Interstate trade commission ''f
five members to control ind'i6trtai
corporations, ;as the Interstate com
merce commlsion control railroads.,
was advocated in a bill Introduced '
day by Newlands of Nevada. The pfiu
is to apply only to Industrial corpoia
tlons engaged In Interstate trarie,
whose annual receipts exceed $3,90
000. Newlands said the plan proposed
there should be frequent reports in
quired from corporations. Information
for public 5ntferefJt to be published .
from time to time; one commission
la to be non-part Idan, and the term of
office 10 years. Its work, according t
Newlands, is not to be complicate 1
with the administration of an anti
TO JOLIET PRISON
Chkago lHiiti-.t lieKln Herring Ufa
Term for Murdering Ilia Wife
'Put in Stripe Today.
Chicago, 111., July 5. Lr. Haldene
Clemenson, whose trial 0.1 a cbarge
of murdering bis wife attracted
widespread attention, wav taken to
Joliet prison today to begin serving
a life sentence.