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SIXTIETH YEAR. NO.
He and a Lady Were the
Pair Motoring on
BOYS OFFERED TO HELP
Will Destroy Important Link in
Chain of Prosecution
Chesterfield Court House, Va., Sept.
2. Charles Kestleberg of Richmond,
the mysterious witness in the Beattie
murder trial, declared today it was he
v. ho was motoring on the Midlothian
and stopped his machine to get some
and stopped his marain eto get some
water while the woman with him
stood on the running board. If Kes
i it-berg's testimony is accepted as a
fact, it neutralizes the prosecution's
e-idence in many important respects,
because the commonwealth held it was
Beattie who was crouching in front of
the machine on the turnpike while his
wife as standing on the running
board and was shot.
SEES nv HIE novs.
Roys coming from a dance had testi
fied for th prosecution that they saw
a man and woman and offered them
help, but it was refused.
"It was I," said Kestleberg, before
the court opened today, "who was on
the turnpike that night. I saw the
crowd of boys pass, and they offered
me help, which I said was unneces
sary. I have hesitated to irive my in
formation about the case to anybody,
although I read in the papers the tes
timony of the boys which indicated
that it was Henry Beattie and his wife
who stopped and that it was Mrs.
I'.eattie standing on the running
board." SIX MEN ABE DROWNED
launching Party Hun IMirn by 500
KcMt 1- reigliter on the Maumee.
Toledo, Ohio, Sept. 2. Seven men
of Toledo were thrown into the Mau
mee river near here this morning
when a 3 5-foot launch was struck by
a 5 00-foot freighter, the Phillip
Minch. The dead are:
HARRY MATCH, a city council
man. FRED SHANE.
The party was bound for Kelley's
island on a fishing expedition. With
ihe exception of Michael Mayer, own
er of the launch, who was saved by
the freighter's crew, all drowned,
t'aptain Cummings of the freighter
said the wheel man was throwing
the searchlight across the river when
they espied the launch, which he
Thought was about a mile and a half
riistanot. The steamer blew danger
tdnals. but before the launch could
change its course the freight crashed
?nto the small boat.
COMMEMORATE OLD FORT
1 roiiti.'r I-feO-so I tatting Hark SO
Ttiars Ha Monument.
Kstherviile. Iowa. Sept. 2. The Fort
J vtiance monument was unveiled here
today ly Miss Jennie Rhodes. The oc
casion was marked by elaborate cere
monies. The address was delivered
by Mack J. Rhodes. Fort Defiance was
irected in 1SC3 to protect tli settle
ments against the Indian.
. This Oyster Played Even. !
Chicago, Sept. 2. V.. H. F. Parry, !
viio intended to observe the opening,
if the oyster season at Gary last'
r.ight with a big fry has postponed
the event. Parry attempted yester-,
day to feed a number of live oysters
b had secured. On of them 6eized
b;s fingers and he was obliged to se
cure the aid of a physician to help :
pry apart the shells of the hungry,
AMEBIC AN GIFT TO -GERMAN
Kerlin. Sept. 2. A replica statue at
Washington of General Baton Yon
-te ben, a cift of the American Con
i'ess to 'he German emperor and.
German ration: was presented to Fm-'
1 r.r William ar. Pottdam todi y by
KepreseuUiUvc Richard iJartholdt of
Si Louii. and C- B. Wolffram of New;
Vrrk. vp-cia! American ambassadors
i:p:,ointed for tbe occasion. The un-
tiling of the tLitue was one of the;
central events of this year's celebra
tion of the anniversary of the battl? ,
f Sedan. Cc-rr-.smaa Partho'.dt '
iaie :'ue tpeecb cf presentation
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Generally fair tonight and Sunday.
Much cooler tonight.
Highest temperature yesterday 95,
lowest 71, at 7 a, m. 72.
Wind Telocity. 5 miles an hour.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 4 5,
at 7 a. m. 70.
Stage of rlrer 1.4, a fall of .2
in last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERXER, Local Forecaster.
! ASTRONOMICAL EVTMTS.
(From noon today to noon tomomw.)
San sets 627. rises 624: moon sets
11 -Zl p. m.; moon farthest south snd
loweot; 4 a. nx, planet Satnrn appar
ently., stationary.. .
COLORED PEOPLE TO
FIGHT "JIM CROW"
Snits Will Be Brought Againrt the
Management of the Theatre
I Hscriminati ng.
Evanston, 111.. Sept. 2. Two legal
broadsides have been aimed
against Evanston's new "Jim Crow"
theatre, where colored people are not
allowed to sit on the ground floor.
Colored business men ltvrng in the
north shore city engaged attorneys of
their own race to bring civil and crim
inal actions against the management
of the Evanston theatre.
One of the suits will be started in
the name of Mrs. Garnett, wife of a
colored dentist. John Guy, butler in
in the home of William A. Gardner,
president of the Chicago & Northwest
ern Railroad company, will be The com
plainant and plaintiff in other civil
and criminal actions.
A committee of seven colored busi
ness men has been appointed to direcf
the campaign against the color line.
"Evanston must not become a '.Tim
Crow' town." said Dr. Garnett. "The
colored people have no intention of
'forcing themselves into places where
they are not wanted. But they do ob
ject to such an arbitrary infringement
of their rights as American citizens."
THE ELSIE SIGEL
Immigration .Authorities Seem to
Have a due to Her lisap
pearance Months Ago.
New York, Sept. 2. The unsolved
mystery of the murder of Elsie Si
gel once more claimed attention to
day following the arrest of some
Chinese by immigration inspectors,
who last night raided a restaurant
in Hoboken. Although the immigra
tion authorities declined to explain
what connection, if any, the arrest
had with the Sigel case, it was re
ported today that the police found
an Important clue. Ostensibly the
prisoner, Gee Gow, was arrested on
suspicion of having smuggled his
fellow countrymen into the United
States. Elsie Sigel's body, bearing
unmistakable marks of violence, was
found in a trunk in a Chinese re
sort. Although several arrests were
made no definite clue was ever ob
tained. STREET" FIGHT OVER DIME
Woman Goe to Hospital and Man to
the Island for Six Month.
Boston, Mass., Sept. 2. An uncere
monious scramble for a 10-cent piece
j which an elderly man carelessly drop
: jed in his haste to catch a car on.
j Tremont street, ended in the
; injury of a woman and a prison
; terra for a man. The two saw the
: dime drop at t-ie same time,
i The woman captured the prize.
' but the man wrenched it away
iwith a tug which ent her sprawling
I with a badly injured arm. She scream
! ed and the police intervened. The
! magistrate Vmpleted the incident by
.sentencing the man to the island for
I six months.
ARMED WITH A HAT PIN
Woman Who Attacked Manager Har
rigan at JHi Moines Insane.
Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. 2. Mrs. A.
G. Coons, of Des Moines, who is al
leged to have attempted to take the
life of J. R. Harrigan, the manager
of the Des Moines City Railway com
pany Wednesday is declared to be in
sane by the insanity commissioners.
She will be taken to the insane hospi
tal at Cla'rinda. Armed with a long
hat pin, Mrs. Coons went to the gen
eral offices of Manager Harrigan and
three times attempted to force her
way to his private office. She declar
ed she was going to kill him because,
of his attitude In the recent strike.'
Chicago, Sept. 2. On the basis of
yesterday's quotation, the L'nited
States is paying $40.S45.O00 more for
its year's supply of sugar than it paid
a week ago. It U paving $175,750,000
more than it paid last May.
Chicago is paying $$29,600 more
than it paid a week ago and $3,484.
400 more than it paid last May.
Iowa Man Buys Land.
Denver, Col., Sept. 2. The sale
was announced today of 16.0CO acres
of land in the Arkansas valley, in the
southern part of the state, to George
H. Paul, of Washington, Iowa, Tc -5
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1911. TWELVE PAGES.
Aviator Frisbie Ascends
in Broken Biplane in
HE FEARED TO GO UP
Wife and Chndren Witness His
Death and Upbraid the
Norton, Kan., Sept. t. Driven
into the air by the Jeers and taunts
of thousands of thoughtless spectat
ors, J. F. Frisbie, who has been giv
ing exhibitions here in his Curtiss bi
plane, was killed yesterday after-
noon when he lost control of his dis
Frisbie had an accident Thursday
which injured him slightly and par
tially wrecked bis machine. His
mechanician worked on the motor all
last night, but when it was time for
his exhibition yesterday afternoon the
work was not completed.
He announced that he could make
no flight and explained the reason, I
but the sensation-mad crowd, hooted
and Jeered him until he lost his tem
per. JKKREO TO HIS DEATH.
His face white from the pain of his
injury and his anger at the crowd, he
climbed into the seat of the machine,
and, in spite of the protests of his
helpers, left the ground. He flew
easily for a few moments but it was
plain that he could not control bis
After a few moments in the air
it gave way and dropped to the
ground from a height of about 100
The aviator lived about an hour
after being taken from the wreck.
His wife and two children witness
ed the tragedy and Mrs. Frisbie hys
terically denounced the crowd.
Frisbie took part In the recent avi
ation meet at Chicago, where he won
the bonio-tnrowing contest inrougn
his mastery of his machine. He also
took one of the prizes for total du
ration of flight for the nine days of
WO MAX F1.IK MII.E A MIN'CTE.
Hempstead, L. I., Sept. 2. Miss
(Continued on Page Six.;
ova coye-, J
RAILWAY MAIL CLERKS IN JUST
PROTEST AGAINST WOODEN CARS
(.Special Correspondence of The Argrus ) j
Washington, Aug. 31. How are!
the railway mail clerks to make ef- ;
fective their protest against having
to work in wooden cars when they are
forbidden by departmental gag rule
to criticise their condition, or dis
close it to the public, or even peti
tion congress for relief.
This is a query that promises to
perplex the raUway mail clerks as
long as Postmaster General Hitch
; Cable Slips and Men Buried in
the Fragments ot the
MISS DEATH BY MIRACLE
j All the Tenants of the Building Are
Thrown Into a Panic by the
Chicago, Sept. 2. Threw men were
injured, two probably fatally, shortly
after 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon
when a passenger elevator In the Ma
sonic Temple building dropped 18
stories, crashed througli the tiling
floor at the bottom of the shaft and
burrowed through the debris into the
sub-basement. The car was wrecked
and the passengers were buried be
neath the wreckage.
IXJTTRrES PROHABLT FATAL.
Jacob Barsky and Eugene Schmidt
may die from their Injuries. A defec
tive anchor is said to be the cause.
When policemen arrived the men in
OH, LOOK WHO'S HERE!
the car had to he pulled out through
the top of the wreckage. The elevator
pilot was unconscious.
The crash of the falling cage was
heard all over the building and even
on the street outside, and hundreds
rushed to the scene- of the accident.
The car had crumpled tip like a hand
box and the heavy cable rested on the
twisted framework of the elevator
roof. The force of the fall had been
sufficient to destroy the car almost
Sneezed Ninety Minutes.
Chicago, Sept. 2. Miss Nellie De
Onzo, 17 years of age, is under physi
cians care here in a hospital as a re
sult of a 90-minute spell of sneezing.
Her experience, which is said to be a
long distance record, except for 'hay
fever patients, who due to snuff, which a
young man jokingly scattered near her
while she was singing. It is said there
will be no permanent ill results.
Shark Did Not Need It
Iewes, Del., Sept. 2. A silk parasol
was recovered from the stomach of a
huge shark recently caught here by
the crew of the government light ship.
It ha3 been claimed by Miss Laura
Dorse y of Saugatuck, Conn. She had
dropped it overboard from a Long Isl
and Sound steamer early in the sum
mer. Mies Dorsey identified the para
sol by a monogram on the handle.
New York Financial.
Xew York, Sept. 2. Bank state
ment: Loans, decrease ef $122,000;
net deposits, decrease 15,277,000; ex
cess lawful reserve, decrease $3,786.-
cock remains at the head of the ser-t
vice. . "
There are about 1,000 wooden mail j
cars in use in the United States;
1,000 death traps, the railway mail,
boys call them. The frail wooden I
cars are frequently run in trains be
tween heavy steel cars, or between a
steel car In the rear, and the engine
and tender in front. In event of a
collision or derailment the wooden
mail car is Invariably crushed like
an eggshell. The great, 0 ton steel
He Was a Former United
States Senator From
AUTHOR OF MILLS BILL!
End Comes to a Long and
Useful Life on
Oorslcana, Sept. 2. Roger Mills, for
mer United States senator passed
away at his home here, today. This
event marks the close of a long, suc
cessful and very useful life.
Senator Mills was a native of Ken-
tucky, being born in Todd county,
March 30, 1832, the son of Charles and
Tabitha C. Mills. He emigrated to
Texas in 1849 and took part in build
ing the fortunes of the young state. He
was admitted to the bar when he was
20 years of age. He. commenced prac
tice at Corslcana, Texas, which was
ever after his home.
IN WAR OF REBELLION.
At the outbreak of hostilities he en
tered the confederate service and first
saw blood shed at the battle of Wil
son's Creek. His rise was rapid. At
the battle of Arkansas Post he com
manded the 10th Texas infantry. At
Missionary Ridge he commanded a
IS POLITICAL LIKE.
From the Texas legislature be en
tered the national house, serving frojfi
1873 to 1893. He resigned to take the
vacancy in the senatorship in 1892. Hj
was reelected and served in the senate
from 1893 to 1897. He was always a
democratic leader. His name will be
perhaps remembered longest for tts
incorporation in the title of the Mill
Button Workers' Spat.
A good slsed crowd gathered at the
McKee and BHven button factory last
evening following the partial resump
tion of work in some of the depart
ments. About 5 : 30, several bricks wer'j
thrown and it is alleged that some
kind of lllsmelling stuff waa tossed
where the odor was apparent. It was
charged that a revolver was drawn by
one of the proprietors but no shots
coach or baggage car grinds down
upon the flimsy wooden mail car,
smashing it to fragments, telescop
ing it from end to end, destroying
tons of mail matter and killing or
maiming the clerks working the mail
To refuse to work in these cars, in
dividually and unorganized, means
for most of these clerks to lose that
means of a livelihood for which they
(Continue! on Page Seven.)
I ROGER Q. MILLS
Famous Texas States man Wlo Died
Oklahoma Congressman Fights
a Whole Washington
CHAMPIONS HIS DAUGHTER
One Black Eye and Three Men Put
Out of the Running in Merry
Washington, D. CL. Sept. S. Repre
sentative Charles D. Carter of Okla
homa created a deal of excitement in
fashionable F street this afternoon
and Incidentally gave a severe drub
bing to four clerks la a department
store whom he accused of insulting his
lS-year-old daughter. Miss Italy Car
ter. The Oklahoma congressman, who is
seven-sixteenths Indian, put one of the
clerks out of commission with his fists
and later put the other three, who had
come to the rescue of their associate,
to rout with his cane.
, He quickly departed from the store
and, placing his daughter in a pass
ing automobile, hurried to the nearest
station house, where he introduced
himself and gave himself up. He ex
plained' to Captain Hollinberger the
cause leading uut to the trouble. He
was not detained.
GOTCH AND HACK
IN FINE FETTLE
They Are Putting on the Piano I'ol"
isli to an' Arduous Term of
Chicago, Sept. 2. The principals in
the Gotch-Hackeuschmidt match Mon
day began today to put the finishing
touches on their training. Gotch
wrestled with the trainers and per
formed light gymnasium work during
the day at the Chicago Athletic club.
Hackensehmidt was up early at camp
on the North side, and went for a
walk along the lake short. The pre
vailing odds are five to four on Gotch
but betting is light. It is said that
Gotch will use a new hold called "Xew
ITp-ender" which is the leg scissors ap
plied from behind.
MAY 60 TO ALED0
ON A SPECIAL CAR
Oiticials at Mercer County Fair Vn
sidering Designating a "Hock
Officials in carxe of the Mercer
county fair at Aledo are planning up
on designating one of the fair days m
Rock 'island day and local busine.
men having been notified are consid
ering getting a special car and goiiin
to the fair in style. A movement ha.-i
been set afoot for hiring a band and
getting a large party to go from this
city to the fair and whoop it up for
Rock Island. The fair opens Septem
ber 19 and wllj close September 22.
DAVEN PORTER FALLS
FROM PORCH ROOF
The lody of Konrad Brnhn, alw.it
60 years old. was found yesterday
morning at T, o'clock in a jjool of blood
below a porch at the West St. Paul
bouse, '7 West Second street, where
be had been rooming. Bruhn fell
fiom the porch, which is about 15 feel
above the ground, some time during
the night, striking bis head against
the. brick a!It below. skull wan
fractured and he was terribly crushed
about the bead. No one heard birn
fall, but death must have been instan
taneous. An infjuest was not deemed
necessary, as there were no witnessed
to the accident.
Konrad Un.hn was born I:i Denmark
and has lived in Iiavenport for tl.e
past 11 years. He has a son who
is postmaster is Copenhagen, Den
mark and ha lived in Daverii-ort for
the past 11 years. He has a son who
ia postmaster in Copenhagen, Den
mark, and a daughter, Mrs. T. Thom
sen, of Newark, N. J. The daughter
has been notified of the accident.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
and Finally Makes
RAILROAD MEN WAIT
They Feel They Will Yet Be
Successful in Bringing
San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 2. The
Union Pacific-Southern system,
through Julius Kruttschnitt, vice
president and director of mainte
nance and operation of the Harrlman
lines west of the Missouri, absolute
ly and finally rejected a demand for
recognition of the Federation of
Shop Employes, comprising five shop
craft unions and 25,000 men.
Chicago, Sept. 2. Notwithstand
ing the refusal of railroad officials
to deal with any officials of the gen
eral Federation of Shop Employes,
labor leaders in Chicago were in
clined today to believe that no strike
Secretary Kramer of the Interna
tional Brotherhood of BlacksmltliH
and Helpers, said. "It can be truth
fully stated negotiations are still
pending. Until peace efforts havn
ceased, I see no reason for forecast
ing results." Referring particularly
to the Illinois Central situation, Mr.
Kramer said: "We believe we shall
be successful in maintaining peace. In
asking President Markham for an
other conference, it is our purpose to
present additional reasons why It
would be advisable for the company
to deal with the federation of Its me
chanics." TRICE VOll A WEEK.
San Francisco, Sept. 2. It was
staiel today that it will if a week ar
least before the next move la m;ide 1:1
the contest now on between the II;u
riman system officials and the leader
representing the live shop crafts who
faled yesterday to induce Vice Presi
dent Kruttschnitt of the Harrimau
lines to recognize the shop employes'
federation. Kruttschnltt's departure
for the East Is scheduled for toda.
but the labor lenders plan to rema'ti
here for several days and deide upon
the next step. J. W. Kline, the inter
national president of the shop crafts
said today he Pelt positive thf general
committee wouldn't recede from tli"
determination to have the federation
recognized or strike.
Lightning Cuts Funny Pranks.
Orange, N. J.. Sept. 2. The Strang
est freak lightning on record here wad
shown when the high school building
opened for the fall cleaning this week.
Painters found evidence that the build
ing had ben struck by a bolt during
the recent storm. Tho bolt sarfd
a fire In the wood work of tho ban
meiu, but at the same lime broke
water ipe, which extinguished th"
blaze Ix-fore serious damage i suited.
St Louis Man Suicides.
New York, Sept. 2. Danb-I K. Garri
.son, Jr., of St. Louis, the h'
president of the Corrugated S'eel I !.'
company of that city, was found d" ;e!
tocjay in his looru at the Wal'ioff A
rori.i with a bulb t wimud through his
head. The hot.-I people n;iy he coin
mitted suicide. Mr. GarHsou . a .
waning heir; to meet his liaiice, 'h"
was coin in g iioni Europe. Ii is be
lieved tiiat h'i end'd hi life beiauf
he was too ill to ir.ariy.
Wants Damages for C.te.
iaiik J. iviMc&iiMj Iirt.-5 entered Htlit ill
the circuit clerk's olike against Peter
i Keltin, Fredericka Kelling and Her
bert W. Klinck for the sum of flfi.O'in.
The complainant claims redrew lor in.
juiieu ti-isitained bcciu.se of a tii
from a tio owned by the delend 'Ut .
Chicago. Sept. 2. SIinultaneojriy
t'h the surrendering ol Iavid Kor
shak, alleged head of the "arson inut"
by bid bondisman yet'erdiv In ihr liar
; rison street police court, Vu. Attoi
! ney Michael SuUivan announced tliaL
mysterious peruana have aj.p:oa'hel
! witnesses who Identified KorMiak
I an effol't to h :.-h v damaging K-oi.
Krshak wa surren lerej in th
.court of M-jnicipal Jnde Hinse t. .
i Peter Cohen, M15 M.chlgan aveii'ie.
who went on his bond for $.",00u. Co
ihen said that he feared the charge
(against the men were too serious f.-.r
Lira to aftums the responsibility, t-n I
iKorshak was taiieu into custody.