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VOL.. LI. NO. 193.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.., TUESDAY, JUNE .1, 1002.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
JOLIET IS INUNDATED:
NOTHING TO CUBA
NO EASTERN MAIL
, GROWS MORE SERIOUS
Sentiment of Senators Against
Rock Island Cut Off From Chica
go for Day by Joliet
Any Reciprocity With New
New Carnegie Library
Creeks On a Rampage as the Result of
Last Night's Downpour.
REPORTS OF LOSS
Many People Rescued With Difficulty-Railroad
and Street Car Traffic
Toliet, June 3. Henry rains caused
Hickory anil Spring' creeks to over
flow their banks and the lower por
tion of Juliet is inundated. It is ru
mored several lives were lo.-t. A
number of families had narrow es
capes and the police rescued many in
Several houses and building's were
The principal streets are under wa
ter and business places are flooded
t -arising' hundreds of thousands of dol
Street car and railroad traffic is
Tornado at I.a Croe.
T.a Crosse. Wis.. June 3. A tornado
struck this city at 9:30 last night. A
number of small buildings were un
roofed, a portion of St. Joseph's
church steeple blown down, windows
broken and trees uprooted. There was
a panic in a crowd of people gather
ed to witness the arrival of the del
egates to Ihe Odd Fellows conven
tion. Many were hurt, but none fa
tally. The damair- done may reach
SIO.tXK). There are unconfirmed re
ports of serious damage south of this
place and that one man was killed.
Serere Storm In Wisconsin.
Milwaukee. Wis., June 3. A severe
rain and windstorm, preceded by a
warm wave, was general today with
in a radius f lOO miles of Milwaukee.
At Fox lake the tornado swept a
loo-yard swath through the town, th
ing considerable damage. IJacine re
ports a ilelugc of rain.
Cloadborst in Iowa.
Des Moines. June 3. A cloudburst
occurred at Durham, 4. miles south
of Des Moines on the l.urlingion
route, yesterday afternoon. Several
thousand acres of corn were washed
away. The ISurlington track for five
or six miles was undermined, and
traffic on the Keokuk branch was
blocked at this point. Many cattle
nnd sheep are reported lost.
Ottumwa. June '.I. A traveling man
just, arrived says that a water spout
alt ng Mie rSurlington track between
Des Moines and Albia did thousands
r.f dollars tvc.it h of damage. The 'train
stopicd sx times within a few miles
on account of water running1 over the
tiai-Ks The engine fires were pit
out several times.
Tornado Kill a Farmer.
Dubuque, June 2. A tornado
Ft ruck near Louisville at noon today.
A farmer named Ward was killed, a
hotel biidly damage 1 and many barm
and windmills wrecked.
DR. BARROWS DEAD
President or Oberlln College Suc
cumbs to I'neuniO"
Oberlin, Ohio. June 3. After nine
days illness with pleuro pneumonia
John Henry Harrows, president of
Oberlin college, died at 2: .10 this
morning, aged .1.1. Dr. Harrows or
ganized and was president of world's
parliament of religions he!. I during
the World's fair.
San Diego. Cal.. June Col. Da liar.
Hat-he, surgeon of the l'nite.1 States
jii-iuv. retired, is dead at his home in
FOR AN IOWA ROAD
Articles of Incorporation tor a il.lO
Mile IJne Filed at Dei
Des Moines. June Articles of 'in
corporation were filed with the secre
tary of state today for the Iowa S
Dakida Central railway, with princi
pal offices at Centerville. The object
of the incorM,ratrs is to construct
a railway from Centerville to Sioux
City, a distance of 2.10 miles. The
officers of the company are F. C.
Freddig", president; II. W. Seaman,
vice president; 1L H. Kendrick, sec
OF SEVERAL LIVES
retary and treasurer. The capital
stock is a quarter of a million.
CONFER ON TARIFF
leading Republicans HaVe a Lit tie
DIscuMtfion With I'rettident
at White House.
Washington, June .'i. A conference
was held at the White Hoiise last
night attended by leading republicans
of both houses, the president inviting
them. There were present Senators
Allison. Aldrich, Hanua. l'iatt, of Con
necticut, and Spooiicr; Kepresenta
tives l'ayne. Cannon. Dal.ell. I'.ab
eoek.' Hull. Sherman and Ovcrstrcct
and Postmaster General l'ayne. The
tariff was the topic discussed ami the
outcome of the conference was to
decide against any modification :it
VOLCANO IN ALASKA
Belated News of an Ki-uption of
burn. Seattle. Wash.. June :!. There was
fin frimt isn ..f Mmnit I !l L 1 .11 -
southeastern Alaska, on April 11.
STRIKE OF TRUCKERS
HERE IS NOT EXPECTED
The indications are that the Hock
Island freight house men in this city
will not strike, as the truckers in
Davenport have done, for the advance
from 14 to 1.1 cents an hour, which
has been made in the three cities.
The local truckers have given the
company no ultimatum and it is not
likely that any decided stand will be
taken till the outcome of the Daven
port strike is known. Lf the demands
of the men in Davenport are met
the raise will probably be extended
here without further controversy and
if the cause of the men across the
river is ignored there will be little
hope that a strike here will accom
I loan Thank Secretary liar.
Washington. June The resolu
tion thanking Secretary Hay for his
McKinley address was adopttul by the
house Monday by a vote tf 12'. to 4(i.
POSITION OF THE BEET SUGAR MEN
Philippine Hill Attracts Utile At
tentlon In the Senate
Amendments. Washington, June 3. At a confer
ence yesterday afternoon of IS sen
ators opposed to granting concessions
to Cuba or to a straight reduction
plan of the majority, the general sen
timent was in favor of defeating tiny
proposition for Cuban reciprocity. In
order to secure harmony an arrange
ment was made that they would sup
port the rebate plan the money to be
paid to the Cuban government.
The conference of the beet sugar
senators resulted in the determina
tion that the utmost concession to
be granted Cuba should lie in the way
fa rebate turned over to ihe Cuban
treasury to be disposed of as the Cu
ban government thought desirable.
l'his rebate, to be either 20, 21 or .'111
per cent of the duties collected on
the Cuban products. It was stated
this was offered simply as a compro
mise by those opposed to the Cuban
Interest I-ot lu I'liiliuplne Hill.
Washington. June ;J. Little inter
est was manifested in the senate de
bate on the Philippine government
bill yesterday under the 11-miuiitc
rulc. At two or three Mages it al
most diet! of inaction. Senator -Mason,
of Illinois, in a vigorous speech,
differed from the majority in 1 lie
treatment proposed for the Filipinos.
He urged that- no leasoit existed for
according Iheiu treatment different
from that accorded the Cubans, and
strongly advised that they be afford
ed the right to govern themselves. He
said that he would not have voted
for the Paris treaty but for the open
understanding, among the senators
that the Filipinos were to lie given
their independence as soon as- they
were retidy for it.
The other senators who spoke yes
terday were Hoar, Ko raker. Cullom,
Haker, Patterson, Teller, Ca-inack
and Proctor. Farly in Ihe session
some amendments were made to tin
bill by the Philippine committee, the
most important of which related to
the disposition of public lanuU in the
Mr. Iiodge. in charge of the bill, of
fered several amendments, principal
ly of a verba! nature, to the bill. One
of the most important was an amend
ment striking out the words nor
more than .1.'K0 acres to any associa
tion of persons." relating to the dis
position public lands and inserting
a provision that no such laud shall
be leased. let or deeded to any cor
poration until a law regulating the
disposition of the public lands shall
have ben enacted aid approved."
Another amendment provided that
hereafter no corporation should be
authorized to engage in. agriculture
until provision should be made there
for. Additional amendment provided
that all I'nited States laws relating
to the entry, clearing anil manifests
of steamships and other vessels ply
ing between the I'nited States and
the Philippines should apply to r-uch
. The provision of the bill relating to
franchises was amended so as to pr -
To be Occupied for the
Dedicated With Fit
A HANDSOME BUILDING
Attractively . Located
The Orator of the
Galesburg, June 3. Galesl.urg's
$sf),0i)(l public library building, ti: tin
oust net ion of which Andrw Car
negie assisted with u gift of SIO.OOO,
was dedicated t.day vviih elaborate
' The building, which i-- of a grace
ful Uomanestpie architecture, is
built of stone and stands in the cen
ter of the college, school and pub
lic buildings section of the city.
( 1. I'eck the Orator.
The orator for 1h4 occasion was
Col. George H. Peek. Of Ciiicago, who
was listened to by fully Kl.diMl peo
ple iralhered in the largest church in
I he cit v.
SENT TO THEIR HOMES
I'oruier Vol iintccrs llclcasetl l-'rom
Leavenworth. Kas.. June .1. The
prisoners allcctcu hy the t illicit
States supreme court decision in the
case of e-Capt. Peter C. Denting
have been icleascd ft I the federal
peni t en t ia ry and furnished with tick
ets to their homes.
These men. like Denting, were vol
unteer soldiers who were convicted
by courts martial composed of regu
lar a rm v officers.
FOUR MEN GARROTED
Criminal- Sutter Old Time Death
Penalty in Porto
Ponce. Porto Uico, June ?. Four
men were garroted here today for
murder, robbery and outrage commit
ted in October, 1VIS. They were all
put to death within .10 minutes. Two
minutes were ret pi i red to kill each
man. All confessed the crimes.
hihit corporations from employing
persons held in slavery or involuntary
A new section was added to the bill
providing that the treasury of the
Philippine government shall be a de
pository for such public moneys as
the secretary of the treasury may
First Time Tomorrow.
THREE TEAINS AEE HELD BACK
AH Kxpectetl to Arrive Here Dur-
ing the After
noon. Hock Island went without Chicago
mail today. In fact, the city was cut
off from eastern mail altogether by
the bad washout a-t Joliet. told of in
the press dispatches elsewhere in
these columns. The last train down
from Chicago was No .1. arriving here
at. 2:. 1.1 a. m.. and after that, time
there was nothing from Chicago.
Three trains from the east were
held back during the day. No. 3 due
here at 0:20 a. in.. No. 21 due at C:.10
a. in., and No. 2i, due at 12:40 this af
ternoon. All the east hound trains
were sent through on the usual time,
being held near the scene of the
Xo. tircutly M tatted.
No. 21, bearing the Chicago dailies
and the regular morning mail, was
the train that was most inquired af
ter. No attempt was made to trans
fer the mail and send it by another
route, for the loss in time would have
been nearly as great by that method
tis in waiting till a temporary track
could be gotten across the washout.
l'his afternoon it was given out at
the Hock Island dispatcher's office
that No. 2'. would be lie re about 4
o'clock with the mail.
DEMOCRATS WIN OUT
Carry Oregon lor (iovernor in Yes
terday's Election in That
Poriland. Ore.. June 3. TJeturns
from yesterday's election are siill in
complete, but partial returns from
ill but six out of 3:t counties in the
tate trive Chamberlain (deni.) for
governor a majority tit 1.1. u. vvitn
the exception of irovernor the repub
lican st-ite ticket, together with both
congressmen will nave close to ju.oou
majority. Hoth houses of the legis
lature will be republican.
THOMPSON CARRIES HIS
TROUBLES TO MOLINE
The trouble in which A. S. Hlessinsr
of popcorn renown, and John Thomp
son, his assistant, were concerned in
with Louis Hoffman, as told in yester
day's Argus, was not allowed to rest
with the session in Magistrate John
Although Hoffman was acquitted of
assault by Magistrate Johnson
on the complaint preferred by
Pdessing. he was again arrested
during the afternoon on a warrant
sworn out by Thompson before Jus
tice Williams, of Moline. the same
charge being specified. Magistrate
Johnson went to Moline this after
noon to defend Hoffman.
For Ilepartment of Commeree.
Washington. June 3. P.y a vote of
seven to four the house committee on
interstate commerce today agreed to
consider ami report the Nelson bill
for the department of commerce.
, V ' '
Presence of Constant Police Protection Be
comes Necessary in Chi
MORE WAGON DRIVERS HAVE GONE OUT
Crippling an Additional Number of Big Stores
-Wagon Trans Move Under
Chicago. June 3. As a result of
the serious aspect of the teamsters
strike yesterday the entire police
force of the city is on active or re
serve duty today.
At 10 this morning 530 teamsters ol
nine big State street department
stores struck, and many wagon
loaded ready for delivery were left
in the street and the contents were
later taken back into the stores.
A train of twenty wagons loaded
with meat from the stock yards made
way to the down town district
early under a heavy guard of polic
A Noonilay Itlot.
A riot occurred on South Clark
treet about noon in front of the
tores of Irwin P.ros. and Wagner,
Winslow tS- Co.. wholesale dealers
usinir meats from the big packers
Twent v-four waarons from the yards
were driven to these stores and were
being unloaded when a crowd of 2.000
mutators and strike sympathizers
he "-an hootinir ami interfering with
the non-union drivers. The police
vho were guarding the wagons trieu
o nreserve order but were unsucces
ful. Two Irwin brothers sei.etl ax
handles and in company with the
police beat back the crowd. In the
..,..!... oiw man. Isaac Hetill. was
thrown down stairs and had his back
broken. A nassimr street car was over
turned ami a patrol wagon on its way
to the ritd dumped the police into the
street. A score or more ot people
were arrested but were reieaseu.
In other sections of the city at
temnts were made to move meat, but
because of the large gatherings of
people the wagons put back to the
ANIGHT OK KIOTINti.
Mob and I'ollre Clash In Consequence of
Chicago..! une :i ltiot and bloodshed
narked he progress of the teamsters'
strike yesterday. 1 here were several
fights between police and the strikers,
and their sv mpathizers. Street cor traf
fic was ptopiied while the fighting went
on, and the police and employes of the
packing companies stoned, and at one
pla'.-e. when surrounded by a dense crowd
of men ami women, the police, niau
tlencd by the numerous stones will
which they had leeii pelted, drew revol
vers and charged full into the crowd,
which showed no disposition to retreat.
Fists, stones and clubs were brought into
rc'piisilon by the strikers, and the police
used lMtons and the butt ends of their
revolvers freely. When this fight was
over there were a number of striker
needing surgical attendance, though none
were dangerously injured so far as
The most serious trouble was in the
qiuirter known as ''Little Hell." The po
lice were escorting a line of meat wa
gons ami teamsters in sympathy with
trikers managed frequently to blockade
the street. . When the police arrested
tine teamster who refused to move out of
the way the crowd immediately opened
an attack with stones, bricks and sticks.
The police maintained their position, but
the crowd grew to such proportions that
they retreated a slrort distance, then
made a stand and finally charged the
crowd with drown revolvers. Many of
the mob were rtrtiekll down and eventu
ally the jHilite drove them away. The
police returning to th wagons, the mob
nx lin formed, but did not renew the as
sault. In this light about a dozen ollt
ccrs were badly bruised and nearly all
had torn clothing. Many more rioters
were badly used cp. hut an they were all
taken off by frientls, it is impossible to
gt.css the number. Py the time tho
iKiins were reached the anger of the
crowd had grown to fever heat. An at
tempt whs made to eros Halsted street
hut in less than a minute a blockade
was formed which it took two hours to
release. The crowd jeered the police
when they attempted to raise the block
ade, and when the officers displayed
force, the crowd again became angry.
Stones were thrown at the police and the
rioters were clubbed and dragged to the
patrol wagons. Finally the police suc
ceeded in getting wagons to the barns.
Another fight took place. Two
retail firms were hauling meat from a
packing house under police escort. The
wagons had gone some distance but tha
crowd grew so largo and became so
threatening that it was deemed best to
turn hack. The mob had grown so dense
that the wagons could not be driven
through, and the police thought to
fritrhten the crowd by a display of revol
vers. While this was gong on, the nuts
were removed from the axles and tha
traces cut. The strikers clamored into
the wagons and threw the meat into the
street. Police reinforcement arrived and
fought back the crowds. Six rioters
were arrested including a negro who had
iu.-t made a vicious attack and seriously
injured a sergeant. Under a. heavy
guard the meat was picked up from tho
street and placed in the wagons again
and taken to the markets. An immense
crowd surrounded the patron wagen con
taining the prisoners. The horses wera
unhitched and the prisoners released, but
after a hard light were loaded again, tin?
horses attached and the police got to tha
A largo force of extra police was sent;
to guard the packing plants. It,
is said '.he packers have brought to Chi
cago several car loads of negroes to ha
put to work tomorrow. If this is true,
it is believed there will be an outbreak
in the stockyards and the police are pre
paiing f'r it.
As to Expenditures in Cuba by the
House Military Com
mittee. Washington. June .1. Hy a party.
vote the house military affairs com
mittee today decided to table the res
olution asking for information con
cerning the expenditures in Cuba.
Democrats gave notice of making a
To tbe Point.
An Incident which occurred while
Admiral Dewey was commanding tho
Asiatic squadron and one which Illus
trates his independence is one known
as "the coal incident."
It seems that bis squadron was In
need of coal, but Instead of writing to
the chief of the bureau of equipment
at tbe navy department be purchased a
large amount of coal without consult
ing the department.
The following is the correspondence
between the admiral and Captain Brad
ford, the chief of the bureau of equip
ment, and is self explanatory:
JCavy Department, 'Washington. '
To Dewey, Manila:
Why did you buy so much coal?
Flagship Olympia. Manila.
To Bradford, Chief Bureau Equipment.
To burn. DEWET.
Saturday Evening Post.
Tbe Life Savins Statlona.
Since the organization o? the service
In 1871 $140,000,000 worth of property
has been saved, 93,702 people rescued
and l.'i.UOO succored and 1-.G33 vessels
reached and aided. The service was or
ganized by General Sumner J. Kimball,
its present chief, who from the first
made fitness and merit his rule in ap
pointing men. This accounts for the
superb personnel of the service today.
The only qualifications are American
citizenship, ability to read and write.
skill in swimming and handling boats.
Most of the men are fishermen strong
and hardy from boyhood.
E. T. IlectL the cartoonist of Tuncli,
in a recent address in Loudon, contrast
ing the freedom enjoyed by cartoonists
in England with the lot of their breth
ren in foreign countries, said that in
Turkey he understood the average life
of a cartoonist was one week. In Ger
many they dare not meddle with a sin
gle hair of the kaiser's mustache.
Tbe Wroig of Intolerance.
The intolerant state of mind is In
jurious both to the state and to the in
dividual. It goes with conceit and
deadly pride. The strange thing is
that men ure apt to plume themselves
upon their Intolerance. It is evident
that a man's conduct and a nation's
conduct should be tbe result of thought
and Judgment, but Intolerance stops
thought and destroys judgment. Cen