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ROCK ISLAND ARGU
SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 266.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1911.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Aviator, With New World's
Record, 25 Miles Frcm
IN THE AIR 11 DAYS
Accomplishes Distance It Takes
Europeans Month to Cover
Sheepsbead Bay, N. Y., Aug. 2 4.
It. F. Lemat, Atwood's mechanic.
Bald this afternoon it had been de
rided to extend the fi'ght to Boston,
4 Saturday morning and
reaching Boston that afternoon to
a'tend the aviation meet. Atwood
will leave Nyack tomorrow morning.
West Point. N. Y., Aug. 24. Beat
ing with him the world's r cord lor
cross country aeroplane flights, Harry
N. Atwood, the American aviator,
landed on a farm at Garrison, two
miles back of here, at 'J : 22 tbis morn
ing while making the last lap of Lis
longdistance trip from St. Louis tj
New York. Atwood circled several
times over historic West Point and
was preparing to land, when there de
veloped an unexpected engine trouble
He crossed the river and alighted.
FAVORII BV CONDITIONS.
The birdman left Castleton at 7:CC
In the final dash of 131 miles to Nev;
York. Conditions for the start were
iuost favorable. Wh'n Atwood passt-d
Rhinecliff at 8:40 he exceeded by 1"
mllf8 the previous record of 1,161
miles, which was held by European
aeronauts. At wood's distant-' from St.
Jjouis when he passed here was 1,177
miles in 11 days, as compared to 30
days required by European record
holders. The former world's record
for distance, was jnade by Koenig, Vol.
muUer and Buechner in the national
aviation circuit race over Germany.
PASSED l .NDKK IIKIIH.I-.
At Poughkeepsie Atwood performed
a spectacular and daring feat by glid
ing down toward the river Fiirface
and passing under the towering Pough
keepsie bridge, whence he arose again
and flew along the course- to West
Point. Housetops were filled with peo
ple and a great cheer and blasts of
Whistles greeted the airman's passing.
Atwood made the flight from Cas
tleton to Garrison, a distance of 86
miles, in two hours and nine min
utes. His average speed was 41
miles an hour.
THIRTT MILES FROM NEW TORK.
Nyack, N. Y., Aug. 24. Atwood
left Garrison at 11:05 and landed
here at 11.33. In passing Ossining,
which is 30 miles from New York,
Atwood was flying at the rate of a
xuile a minute. The landing was
made three miles from town, where
he took lunch. Then, weather per
mitting, he will proceed on the last
stretch of his flight.
DELATED HT ACCIDENT.
Nyack. N. Y., Aug. 24. Atwood was
forced to land here because of a slight
accident to his aeroplane. He said it
was doubtful if he could continue to
New York until tomorrow. Nyack is
25 miles from New York.
LIFE OF MAN SAVED
BY COLLAR BUTTON
Knllet. Fired in a Fitf.t, Hits Holder,!
Which Is Driven Into
New York. Aug. 2 4.
A collar but-1
ton saved the life of Thomas Junta
when he was fired upon in a fight
last nipM. His opponent fired a bul
let which struck a collar button full
and failed to pierce it, although the
button was driven an inch Into Jun
NEW WHEAT SEED
Cb.co, Calif. Aus;. 24.--Aiur four
earji" ei crime nt ng -with a variety
cf wbfat kn---n as huie. introduced
into tte I'r;t-i States from Turkes
tan, H. E. i-aitvard. tprea! excert of
the departuuRf of ajricuiture, hji auc-cc,U-j
in araiinu ' j .ire uhiti seoi
from a r.ivl iif viLiih hu. ivntaminat
tci it prac tiviii , evtr since i!d :::i!i
uu'Uo;".. Tc.-!.-- t.l.ctd ti;e no wheat
&v(uji! fi;ii to t.teu':-' i.-'.holo
IK eve tc tw.e a re ti.ai: t:..' vn.:'t' Aut-
trii;.iU variety. i: as a
.-ci;iej as I
itr.udi.rd l y t-rit?u f aimers, iilanch- j ateiy started for Beverly in an auto
c.rd cv-usiiit rt i"; .- relation cf th j mobile. He planned to spend a good
I. car rrin tr.v of the gretot forw ard i art cf the day playing go'f on the
ti.Pi la Lui cuiturt m many years. Myopia l;iiks.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Unsettled and continued cool
weather with showers tonight or Fri
day. Highest temperature yesterday 70,
lowest 54, at 7 a. ttu 67.
Velocity of wind 5 miles an hour.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 67,
at 7 a. m. 76.
Stage of rirer 3.1, a fall of .4 in
last 2 4 hours.
J. M. SHEfUER. Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Pun sets 6:41. rises 5:18; moon sets
7:30 p. m.; 11:04 a. m.. moon In con
junction with Mercury, passing from
west to east of the planet.
CARE IS NEEDED TO
REDUCE FIRE LOSS
IYedicted Property Sacrifice Will lie
Three Hundred Million Uie
Milwaukee. Wis., Aug. 24. "In
this day of conservation when the
world has become so well known as I
to be quoted in the households of the
Eation, there is no line of endeavor .
along the lines of preservation that ;
c an l e more profitably pursued than
thit of prevention of fires and the!
cutting down of losses caused by '
tL(&," said C. A. Palmer, insurance,
eomr-KFsioner of .Michigan, in an ad-
dres on "F're Prevention"' before (
the national convention of insurance
commissioners here today. If the ;
question of carelessness could be
l.'inin::tc.-d $:i ",000.00'J in property,
losses from fire for the present year ;
v.'ould be materially reduced.
WILL AID M'NAMARAj
Women in Printing I.'t'pwrtment
Wuhiiigton Are to Itai.se De
Washington, Aug. 24. Women
and girls employed in the bureau of
engraving and printing will raise
money for the assistance of John J. 1
.Mc.Nitinara, the alleged dynamiter.
at Los Angeles. The sympathies of
the women were aroused by a speech j
of Representative Frank Buchanan j
of Chicago, who read a letter from j
McXamara 'n wmcnTCTusetr marie i
the most complete denial of the
charges against him that has been
TRIMBLE TO BE NEXT
GRAND ARMY HEAD
Predicted That IllinoUan Wi:l Have
No potdtion at ltochester
Rochester, N. Y., Aug. 24. Before
the first business session of the an
nual national Grand Army encamp
ment convened this morning It was
freely predicted that Judge" Harvey
M. Trimble of Princeton, 111., would
be elected commander-in-chief. There
is a report that the supporters of
General McElroy have given up the
fight. Today's program included the;
annual address of Commander-iu
Chief Oilman and
presentation of !
PASTOR BARS RING BOUTS
Fistic tnrountcrs Taken From lro
grani of Carnival.
Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 24. The
decided opposition of Rev. L. T. Har- j
din, pastor of the Unity Methodist J
Protestant church, to the pugilistic j
exhibitions planned as attractions for i
the church carnival of Aug. 2 4 and j
25 has resulted in the fistic encoun-j
nA n i v whitn.
, , ' . t. '..' -'!Iay"s session of the National Associa-
chairman of the entertainment com- i , , .
mittee, announced substitute events tlon o' Master Bakers, the following
i .m i... ,.i t ,ii,m.
will be scheduled. Considerable dis-l'
senslon threatened the Unity church;
i as a result of the proposed bouts, itl"1"- 1 mC.i, r. ciar,
1 h i.ia Mr wMtr, th. I Jamestown, N. Y.: vice president. H.
er in the Sunday school and fellow
members of the entertainment com
mittee, several of whom are not
members of the church, that the ex
hibition of the pugilists would be a
money-gct'er. The pastor indicated
he would feel :t his duty to consider
res'gning if the committee persisted.
rn C PAIICC CC A nc ATU
uut-i - " i ii
T ITT . f
C?IlMJ Kxercise lUanied by COTO-
nor for Sudden Demise.
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"Death due to heart trouble, super- - rzzsr.zzzz
;.prfrc;SjoVERWHELM1NGLY IN FAVOR OF
Ncff. a society girl. Miss Neff was
found lying dead in her room. Rela
tives eated that she had teen play
ing golf mornings and afternoons for
several months, but that when she
ret'red Tuesday night she seemed in
unusually good spirits.
President P'aylng Golf.
Boston, Aug. 24 President Taft ar-
rived here this morning and immedt-
Boonville, Ind., Youth
Charged With Awful
KILLED WHILE ASLEEP
Father, Mother and Brother the
Victims Robbery Believed
to Be Motive.
Boonville. Ind., Aug. 24. Richard
Lee, Mrs. Lee and their 17-year-old
son Clarence were killed while asleep
in their home this morning. The home
was set on fire. When the firemen
reached the bouse it was blazing on
all sides. The windows were locked.
An examination of the charred bodies
showed the husband's and wife's J ion, Judge DeGraff's order compell
sKulls were caved in by a hammer and j ng both parties to restore car ser
the son shot. Robbery is believed the ! vice during the strike several weeks
motive. j ago probably never will come up for
SEI.I, property ; divide monev. hearing. The two parties have
The family had sold a small piece of
property, dividing the money between
the father, mother and two sons. Wil
liam, the elder son, aged 21, was ar
rested on the charge of murdering the
Korn on ExeCutive Committee.
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 24. At
nominations ot officers, to be confirm
ed at the election tomorrow, were
J. Mulgrew, Dubuque, Iowa: treasurer.
Charles E. Abbott, New York. The
executive committee for two years, j
two to be elected, includes William H j
Korn of Davenport, Iowa. j
Six Reported Killed. I
Minneapolis. Minn., Aug. 21. Six '
men ion rerwrle1 Viilprf anil frvir in-i
lured m a nre at me oiroux copper;
, conjpa.aj-'8 mine at Ely, Nevada, own-,
led by Minneapolis and Duluth capital-1
, . Information rame in A telotrrnm
i received here today.
INDEPENDENCE OF PHILIPPINES
BY TAV. ; resident commissioner from tte Phl!-celved by Mr. Quezon was favorable
tspcial Corretpondence of Th Argui ) ipplnes to the United States, who 13 i to ary independence.
Washington. Aug. 24. The demo- i making a most favorable Impression ,
rratlo membershin of the house of rPn!,n th member in hi enrhnlati. ! ne ian Suggested by the Filipino
resentativei la overwhelmingly in fa -
vor of the independence of the Philip-
pines. Speaker Champ Clark express- j
es the belief that action will be taken 1
on the subject at the approaching win
ter session of congress.
This fact has been definitely ascer-!
talaed by tte Hon. Manuel L. Quezon.
A NEW CONTRACT
All Danger of Further Strike
Trouble in Des Moines Has
AN ARBITRATION CLAUSE
Employes Conceded Every Point De
sired by Company, Which RU
Des Moines, Aug. 24. By a practi
cally unanimous vote the Carmen's
union today ratified the action of the
executive committee of the union In
accepting the terms of the new work
ing contract, already agreed to by the
street car comrany. Thus all danger
of a strike on the point which caused
the recent trouble has finally disap
peared. The carmen, is is understood,
are graDted, in the new contract, ev
erything in the way of an arbitration
clause which could be desired.
Corilf PROCEEDING ENDS.
Des Moines, Aug. 2 4. As the re
sult of the settlement of the contro-
BACK HOME AT LAST!
versy of the Ies Moines City Rail
way company and the carmen's un-
reached an agreement to replace the
one which expires Oct. 11. This
agreement requires only the vote of
the carmen, which Is to be announc
ed in the morning, to become effect
ive. Accident at Elgin.
Elgin. 111.. Aug. 24. The official
j practice today for the automobile
! races here tomorrow and Saturday de
veloped one bloodless accident early,
when H. W. Ogrean, driving a Colby
car, was thrown into a ditch when his
machine threw a wheel. Ogrean land
ed free of the car -in a muck and
emerged unhurt. Fair time was made
in the trials. Grant, two time-winner
of the Vanderbilt cup, did the first lap
Lorimer Witnes is Located.
Superior, Wis., Aug. 24. R. J.
Fhiebis. who disappeared when want-
t-.l ov tha T nrirnpr investigating rr.m.
rntnee. Las returned to superior and
It is said hes announced his intention
of appearing before the committee
alien it.ri:n:H ita hearlTipa in
capo this fall.
campaign for the political freedom of j
Mr. Quezon submitted two deSnite
propositions looking toward Philippine
independence to each democrat of the
jouee, and has received replies from
more than SO per cent of the majority
cf the house. Nearly every reolr re-
FOUR IN FIVE
Illinois Central Employes
Are Almost Unanimous.
Committee Representing Fed
eration to See Officials
Rumor Affects Stocks.
Paducah, Ky., Aug. 24. Within the
next few days President McCreary and
Secretary Bo wen of the federation of
Illinois Central employes probably will
go to Chicago to lay before the offi
cials of the Illinois Central railroad
trie demands of the federation, which
the railroad officials have declined to
recognize. The vote tabulated yester
day indicated about four out of every
five votes received favored a strike.
The votes which came in since yes
terday are said to have been received
in the same proportion. Over three
fourths of the members of the federa
Chicago. Aug. 24. Officials of the
Illinois Central and other Harriman
lines declared today the situation re
garding the threatened strike of .shop
men remained unchanged. No second
demand for the desired recognition of
federated bodies has been made. No
notice has been given by the unions
of a desire to abrogate the wage a?i ce
ment. STOCKS AHE l.NKASY.
New York, Aug. 24. Trading In
Wall Ftrcit showed unmistakable liq
iii'latio:i. particularly by Harriman.
which went well below the lowest
prices of the year. The weakness of
tlv--se stocks resulted from rumors of
Strike, while Selling of Steel in larira
voiun:s was a.cnwa jo traae oeei-
opments. The gbu'tir.g down of a big
' independent ilant in New Jersey was
rhi-'ri'fd as r.rnof of adverao r-rinrfir.na
!r.ow confronting that Industry.
delegate contemplates Philippine lnde-
Ipendence as Eoon as a stable govern
j ment has been organized there,
j "This ran be accomplished." says
Mr. Quezon, "by enacting legislation
wnicn snail provide tnat within two
years from the passage of the act, the
(Continued en Fag Four.)
SEEKS A DIVORCE
Author of "The Jangle," Dream
.Shattered, Separates From
KANSAS POET THE CAUSE
Corespondent Has Been Member of
Socialist Colony at Arden,
Del-, Daring Summer.
New York, Aug. 24. Upton Sin
clair and hla wife have parted. A
Kansas poet friend of the author of
"The Jungle" Is the cause of their
That a legal separation will be
sought was given out yesterday by
the socialist condemner of the beef
trust from the National Arts club,
where he is residing. Personally,
however, he refused to go Into de
tails regarding the trouble that has
arisen between Mrs. Sinclair, who
was formerly Mies Meta Fuller, and
In his statement he admitted that
the arrival of the poet In Question
at the Arden, Del., socialist colony
had brought matters to a climax. The
announcement of the separation fol
lowed hla receipt of a letter from
Mrs. Sinclair saying she could no
longer live with her husband.
POET NOT TO BE MENTIONED.
The poet will not, though, be men
tioned in the court action Sinclair
proposes to bring. Sinclair claims
that only a religldws ceremony and
not a civil contract has been ob
served. At the time of his wedding Sinclair
asserted that he bad found the per
fect marriage relation. Sinclair was
struggling through the College of the
City of New York writing dime nov
els when a woman friend introduced
him to Mis Fuller. They met in
Central park and, after becoming ac
quainted, walked there every day.
MADE SfNCLAIK AMBITIOLS.
The girl was a dreamer and her
ideals of art and literature quickly
alienated Sinclair from his dime nov
el grind and also from his studies.
Te took a tent far up into the St.
Lawrence wilds and sat down to
write a masterpiece.
His tent was not ditched and rain
swept its floor. His funds melted to
$3 and his supplies to a few beans.
One day he was bammerlng'away at
his manuscript when he left a soft
ftqji nn hla shoulder. Jumping up
he beheld Meta Fuller. She had come
to join him In his quest of fame.
That day they were married. Then
they wrote together until starvation
drove them back to civilization.
PRESIDENT FOR U. S.
TAKING IN CANADA?
Premier Mcllride of British Columbia
Makes Assertion in Duncans
Victoria, B. C, Aug. 24. That
President Tatt sought to secure for
himself a place in the history of his
people as the man who laid the
foundation for the severance of Can
ada from the empire and its inclusion
in the United States by means of reci
procity was the declaration made by
Premier Richard McBride of British
Columbia, in a speech at Duncans
yesterday. The premier said the
United States is now looking to the
control of Canadian resources by
' means of reciprocity because he said,
t 1' a TTnltif4 Ctiitoa rounn prAa tn raur
material are nearing exhaustion.
ATTACK IS VOTED DOWN
Catholic Federation Iteject Refer
ence to F.ducatioiia4 Body.
Columbus, Ohio. Aug. 24. With the
election of officers and the selection
of Louidville, Ky., as the convention
place next year, business sessions of
the American Federation of Catholic
Societies came to a close yesterday.
President Edward Feeney of Brooklyn
was reelected as were Secretary An-
; thony Matre of St. IjOuIb, Treasurer
! - 11 Qrhiilto nf Il.trcilt Marshal .1
W West of Kansas City, Kas.. and
Color Bearer Chief Horn Cloud of XM:
Soulx. Indians, South Dakota. The
i vice presidents chosen are: J. B.
U'alkerd. Newark, N. J.; T. P. Flynn,
Chicago; J.A.ColIcr, Shakopee, Minn.:
J. J. Hynes, Buffalo; J. J. Regan, rft.
il'aul; J. W. Phelp, Dallas, Tex. The
; convention voted down the proposed
: condemnation of the National Educa
tional association ami adopted a sub
stitute resolution which does not men-
ition the educational association, but
'which criticises In a general way all
organizations which stand against gov
ernment aid for religious education.
Iowa State Fair Opens.
Ixs Moii.es, Iowa, Aug. 21 The an
n.:al !oa state fair was inaugurated
toiay following an official tour of in
spection by Governor Carroll. Presd-dt-r.i
Cameron of the fair board declar
ed the live s'ock exhibition this year
will be the greatest ever beld in Iowa.
Operate on Congressman Latta.
Rochester, Minn., Aug. 2 4. Con
gressman Latta of Nebraska under
went an operation for an adhesion of
the bowels. A second operation, it
n said, will be necessary. His
chances for recovery are reported to
be about even.
PAST LIFE OF
Prosecution in Murder
Case Has Seventy
TRIAL BEGINS TODAY
Young Virginian Faces Jury on
the First Anniversary of
Chesterfield Court House, Va., Aug.
24. The blood-stained automobile in
which Louise Owen Beattle met death
was driven Into the court house yard
today just before the Beattie trial was
resumed. The' prisoner calmly in
spected the machine. Ills father
raised the cushion of the front seat,
revealing a mass of coagulated blood
on the wood work.
IS EDDINfi ANNIVERSARY.
Today was the first anniversary of
Seattle's marriage to the woman he is
accused of murdering. With the Jury
selected and witnesses for both sides
subpoenaed the trial began in earnest
with the opening of the prosecution's
The prosecution has more than 70
witnesses, most of whom will be used
in sketching Beattie's past life, and in
an effort to build up a motive for the
PLANS OF DEFENSE.
Counsel for the defeuse have dis
closed but a meagre suggestion of
their plans, but they will rely mainlv
on an endeavor to break down Paul
Beattie's testimony, with emphasis on
the fact that no one saw the crime
committed. Beattie was locked up in
the little red brick Jail, 50 yards from
the court house, around which forett
fires raged during the night Farmers
fought the blaze until dawn, and al
though the prisoner could see the red
glare from his cell, the jail was In no
VICTIM'S CNCT.E FIRST.
Thomas Owen, uncle of the murder
ed wife, was the first witness to take
the stand for the prosecution. Beatlie
toyed with a pencil and watched his
uncle in-law like a hawk as Owen de
scribed how Beattie drove up to bis
house the night of the murder and
took his wife into a car, returning an
hour later with the dead body. He
said Beattie cried "My God, they have
killed Louise!" Beattie's blood soak
ed clothes were unrolled before the
jury and identified by Owen.
OWEN SK.l.KVIKII IIOI ND.
The cross examination confused tlw
witness on several Incidents the nigh'
of th murder.
"Who first suggested bloodhounds
to trace the assailant?" asked Beat
"I think I did." said Owen.
"Don't you recall Beattie having
Bald to get hounds and spare no ex
"I remember nothing of the kind."
The prosecution's attempt to buou
that Beattie refrained from inviting
members of the. Owen family in Li
automobile the night of the murder in
order to be alone with his wife, was
barred by th': court.
MRS. EDISON IS NOT
LOST; IS IN FRANCE
.Mother of liitcntor'M Wife Ib-ccivt
Jctter From Her Dated at
Akron, Ohio, Auk. 24. Mrs
Thomas A. f-Jdison, wife of the In
ventor, is not "loht," as indicated in
dispatches from the. went last night.
Mrs. Loui li. Miller, the 4iiventor'n
mother-in-law, today received a
tcr from Mrs. Kdlson, In 1'arl.
France, which cieais up the support
ed disappearance. A pprc-hennlon re
garding Mrs. Kdison was caused by
In-tbllity of the Michigan Central of
ficiais at Detroit to forward hti
MILK IS USED TO
PUT DOWN A FIRE
Oreenwicb, N. Y., Aug. 21 Thous
anda of gallon of milk were uicd t
save adjacent buildings endangered l.-.v
a Are which destroyed the residence
of John Donahue here lat night. No
water wa available, and farmers do
nated milx, Ahlch soaked in norm-.
blanV.ets, was spread over the iw.
of nearby buildings.
Car Crews to Carry Weapons.
Superior, Wis.. Aug. 24. Owing to
recent street car robberen, motor
men and conducorv here henceforth
will be armed iOud probably will bo
made deputy sheriffs.