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ROCK ISJLAND, tLIi., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBEK 153, 1903.
PBICE TWO CENTS.
IS LAID TO REST FOURTEEN MISSING
CLERKS GET HINT FALLS TO DEATH
Body of Late Archbishop
Interred at St. Louis
Total List of Drowned in Ore
gon Wreck Less Than
Commissioner Ware Tells Them
That Pipe-Laying Has Get
To Be Stopped.
S. E. Morss, Well Known News
paper Man Killed at Indianapolis.
Lord Alverstone on the
BRITISH WERE LATE
Not Lay Early
Claim to the
Tendon, Oct. 21. The award In tho
Alaskan boundary case has been duly
engrossed mid signed, the two Cana
dian commissioners refusing to sin
it. They will, however, sign the maps
which delimitates the line itself.
Their feeling is inten.so on the sub
ject. They feel that they have been
betrayed h. the house of their friends.
Lord Alverstone, whose agreement
OHN W. FOSTE3.
Willi the United States commission
ers brought about the decision that
gives, without a cloud on the title, the
whole littral of British Columbia to
the United States, says in his opinion
on the vital point contained in ques
Claim to Ports an Afterthought.
"In my opinion it is correctly point
ed 'out on behalf of the United States
that the word 'coast' Is an ambiguous
term. There is, as far a.s I know, no
recognized rule of international law
which would by implication give a
recognized meaning to the word
'coast as applied to such sinuosities
end such waters different from the
coast itself. After a most careful ex
amination I am unable to find any
passage in the negotiations connected
with the treaty of 1825 which supports
the view that Great Britain was di
rectly or indirectly putting forward a
claim to the shores or ports at the
fceads of the inlets.
Agrees with the 1'nited States.
"I have felt it my duty to express
tho reasons which led me to the con
clusion to which I have come, that
the answer of the fifth question should
be in the affirmative, because I am
constrained to take a view contrary
to that presented on behalf of Great
Britain." The considerations urged
on the behalf of Canada, continued
Lord Alverstone, ''strong as they are
In favor of a just and equitable modi
fication of the treaty, do not In my
opinion enable one to put a different
construction upon the treaty." This
briefly 4s Lord Alverstone's explara
tion of why he decided against the
contentions of his own countrymen and
thereby settled the long standing dis
pute. WHAT HITS THK CANADIANS
After Getting I'ortlancI Canal the United
States Commands the Same.
The Canadians are out of humor
with the' whole decision, but that on
the Portland canal is what seems to
hit the hardest. Here they get the
canal, but United States in given two
islands, situated on the canal, that
command the British town of Port
Simpson. In an official statement
they say of the Portland canal:
"There are two channels parallel
with each other, with fcyur.islancls be-
PLAN TO BUILD CAPITAL
FOR STATE OF WYOMING
Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 21. A pic
turesque scheme of eastern and Lon
don capitalists was unfolded here yes
terday, the consummation of which
entails the building of a "city in what
is now the wilds of Wyoming with no
railroad within 75 miles of the site.
The syndicate having the matter in
charge ha secured possession of
thousands of acres of land in the cen
tral part of the state, and proposes to
NOTED CHURCHMEN ATTEND
Buried Beside Archbishop Ken-
drlck, a Predecessor in
St. Louis, Oct. 21. At 10 today, in
the old cathedral, funeral services
were conducted over the body of the
late Archbishop John J. Kain, who
died last week in Baltimore. The fi
nal ceremonies were attended by a
vast assemblage. Cardinal (iibbons
celebrated pontifical high requiem
mass and five archbishops and bishops
performed the rite of absolution.
Sermon by Archbishop Keane.
Archbishop Keane, of Dubuque,
Iowa, officiated in delivering the fu
neral sermon. The body was interred
in Calvary cemetery alongside the
grave of Archbishop Ken rick, who
was at the head of this archdiocese
for manv vears.
BY ANGRY MOB
Crime of ltape at Kosedale, Ind .
May be Followed by
Rosedale. Ind.. Oct. -1. Twenty en
raged farmers are on the trail of an
unknown mm who brutally outraged
Lena Alkire, 10-year-old daughter of
William Alkire. The rape was com
mited in the road as the little girl and
her 4-year-old brother were returning
from an errand at Atherton. The man
was riding a bicycle and threatened to
kill the children if they told of his
deed. The child was able to describe
the man to her father.
Alkire came to Kosedale to call a
physician and ask for support In run
ning down the assailant. A man an
swering the description given by the
girl was seen passing Kosedale. A
posse was soon organized and took the
road followed by the Wheelman. Ex
citement is intense and it is doubtful if
a lynching can be prevented if the
guilty man is caught.
MORE POSTAL OFFICIALS
LET OUT OF THE SERVICE
' Washington, Oct. 21. The postmas
ter general has dismissed from office
M. A. Louis, superintendent of sup
plies of the postofhee department,
Louis Keinpner, chief of the registry
division, and C. B. Perry, clerk of the
supply division, in connection with
the postal investigation just closed.
tween them. Tho Canadian conten
tion was that the northern channel
should be adopted. The United States
contended for the southern channel.
On the result of the decision depend
ed the possession of the four islands,
Kanuaghnut, Sitklan, Wales and
Pearse. When the tribunal met after
the argument and considered this
question the view of the three Brit
ish commissioners was that the Ca
nadian contention was absolutely un
answerable. A memorandum Mas
prepared and read to the commission
ers embodying our views and showing
it to be beyond dispute that the Ca
nadian contention in this branch of the
case should prevail and that the boun
dary should run to the northward of
the four islands named, thus giving
them to Canada.
"Notwithstanding these facts the
members of the tribunal other than
ourselves have now signed an award
giving two of the islands, Kannughu
nut and Sitklan, to the. United States
These two islands are the outermost of
the four. They command the entrance
of the Portland canal and the ocean
passage to Port Simpson. Their loss
wholly destroys the strategic value to
Canada of the Wales and Pearse
"There is, in our opinion, no process
f reasoning whereby the line thus de
cided upon by the tribunal can be Just
ified. It was never suggested by coun
sel in the course of argument that
such a line was possible. Either the
four islands belong to Canada or be
long to the United .states. In the
award Lord Alverstone agrees with
the United States commissioners that
the Islands should be divided, giving
the two which possess strategic value
to the United States.
build a city which will be the capital
of the state. A state house, umversi
ty, penitentiary, insane asylum and
other state buildings will be built and
donated to the state in return for the
location of the state capital at the
new point. The laws of the state re
quire that the state capital be located
next year by popular vote. A cam
paign will be entered upon at once by
the syndicate to insure the. vote in
favor of the project.
LIFE RAFT SAVES A NUMBER
BoatjStrikes Reef While Traveling
at Rate of Seven
Marshfield, Ore., Oct. 21. The num
ber of fatalities through the sinking
of the steamer South Portland off the
coast here is not as large as was at
first feared, a number having beeji
saved on the raft that came to shore
Charles Iluzon, the first engineer,
died as they were taking him off the
lfe raft, of exiosu-e. . Fourteen per
sons are yet missing and are probably
lost. Following are the names of ihe
passengers and officers: Passengers
W. II. Weber, J. Watson, S. Baker, J.
S. La key, .Mrs. W. E. Tyrrell, Al. Bai
ley, C. Hallenbeck. I). McKay, F. Mor
inge, Paul Breinmuth, Jocco Wright.
Officers Captain J. B. Mclntyre, First
Officer Bruce and Second Officer ita
ven. The crew numbered twenty, be
Little Time to Save Anybody.
The South Portland struck head on,
going at a speed of about seven knots
As soon as she struck she began to
settle astern, and in a minute or two
slid off the reef and began to sink.
Captain Mclntyre. seeing that there
Was no hoie of saving the ship, speed
ily had the boats lowered. One of the
boats that got away from the ship's
side loaded with part of the crew and
some of the passengers was capsized
as soon as it cleared the ship, and
when last seen was floating away in
the fog without a living soul aboard.
Saved on the Life Kift.
The captain's boat with about eight
een aboard, succeeded hi clearing, but
was also capsized, and only seven were
able to get back to the lxat. a life
raft on which the following embarked
succeeded in reaching shore: Charles
uruce, first officer; James Ward, chief
engineer; T. Pizzottl, second assistant
engineer; John McKown and J. Dris
coll, oilers; W. IIughtK and W. Robert
son, firemen: James Ahvood, II. Weber
and J. II. Johnson, seamen, and Chas.
Iluzon, the lirst assistant engineer.
The survivors suffered much from ex
posure and Captain Mclntyre is con
fined to his bed.
Virtue ot l'err crHtirt' J.'xt-mplilied.
Lincoln. N1.. Oct. '21. Bobbers
blew open tin bank at Pleasantdale,
Xeti.. near here, completely wrecking
tlu building and 1 adly shattering the
vault. The robbers were evidently
frightened away before- they could
make a search. The bank contained
:;!. !H. mid with a little more work
it would have been easy for the rob
bers . to have sccrred the ci.tire
Maked Mob Whip a Man.
Rochester. Ind., Oct. 21. Five
masked men with their heads covered
with pillowcases dragged Isaac Moore
from his house and gave him a severe
beating with switches. lie was pulled
up by the hands until his feet cleared
the floor and beaten. lie was accused
of a bitting bis family, which lives near
Athens, live miles from here.
Shaw's liiiv:i Campaign in Iowa.
Des Moines. Ia., Oct. 21. Secretary
Leslie M. Shaw litis notified the state
central committee that he will inake
but four campaign speeches in Iowa in
stead of fifteen, as wa originally
phi nned. This is due to the acceptance
of an invitation to speak at Tremont
Temple, Boston, the night of Oct. 29.
Action of Iowa Odd Fellows.
Sioux City, la., Oct. 21. By a un.nrir
imous vote the grand encampment of
Odd Fel'ows instructed its delegates
to the sovereign grand lodge at San
Francisco to oppose the effort now be
ing made to admit members of the sub
ordinate lodges to membership In the
A Hen (iaillotine.
Gothenburg, iu Germany, has a soci
ety for the prevention of cruelty to an
imals which has of late extended its
protection over domestic fowls former
ly beheaded in a rude manner with a
cleaver in the market place. Now they
are decapitated with a new bright red
guillotine, working so smoothly and
swiftly that its operation may be re
garded by the fowls as a pastime, if
there were any way of finding out. The
hints which Gothenburg gives ought
not to be thrown away on our own
S. r. C. A., and hen guillotines in the
markets, hitherto scarcer than hens'
teeth, should become as plentiful as the
business cut out for them requires.
The hairdresser had done rather a
hasty job on the raven locks of the
"Well," she said, surveying the re
eult in the mirror, "this is a shampoo,
all right, if there is any such tiling as
real 'poo.'" Chicago Tribune.
How About Home Displays?
lie It seems to me that the practice
of sending clothing to the heathen is in
direct opposition to Scriptural teaching.
She Why, how can that be?
He It teaches them to take thought
what they shall wear. Town aui
Country. .. .
Talk of Russo-Japanese
Hostilities is Resumed.
SITUATION IS GRAVE
Report That , Negotia
tions Have Been
Yokohama, Oct. 21. Ministerial con
ferences and naval preparations, no
tably the appointment of Vice Admir
al Toga, known as "the fighting ad
miral," to command the standing
squadron, have led to ji renewal of
anticipations of trouble. Some decid
ed development in the crisis is expect
ed shortly. Steamship and railroad
companies tire reported to have been
notified to be iu readiness for emer
gencies. Take UlaomT View.
London, Oct. 21. A dispatch to the
Reuters from Tokio says: "Russian
artillery activity on the Corcan fron
tiers has enabled important newspa
pers to take si gloomy view. They
are inclined to believe Russia does
not intend to fulfill her repeated
promises and declarations, in which
case it will be incumbent upon Japan
to take decisive steps f-r the sake of
her very existence."
London, Oct. 21. A, report was in
eu rculat ion on the stock exchange to-
dav that negotiations between Russia
and Japan have been broken oiT, but
the foreign office officials say they
had not heard anything confirmatory
of the rumor anil that the report was
contrary to the general trend of its
Taken From Vault
NO CLUE WAS LEFT
Door Was Forced With
out Use of Ex
plosives. Superior, Wis., Oct. 21. When, the
Superior postotlice was opened for
business today the large vault was
found to ha-ve been rifled of practic
ally the entire supply of stamps,
amounting to between $15,000 and
Cash Taken Also.
About $100 in silver was also se
cured. The vault was forced with
out the use of explosives: There is
no clue to the robbers.
ADVICE FOE LIBERALS BY
THE DUKE OP DEVONSHIRE
London, Oct .21. The Duke of
Devonshire, until recently lord presi
dent of the council. In a published let
ter, while acknowledging that the
fiscal question may require a reconsid
eration of the Liberal Unionist atti
tude towards the government, advises
the Liberal Unionists at present to re
main loyal to the government, "espe
cially as precautions against home rule
proposals in parliament are still nec
essary." An attempt to draw an expression of
opinion f rc n King Edward on the fis
cal controversy by a letter asking for
the truth of a statement published to
the effect that the king was a free
trader, and had said that he would re
gard with great dislike any proposal
for taxing food, has elicted a curt re
ply from Buckingham palace, saying:
"The private secretary is commanded
to say that the king never expresses
any political matters except on the ad
vice of his responsible ministers, and
therefore the statement must be inac
curate." ' - . ..
' IN STAMPS
WILL HAVE NO MORE 'STEERING'
Of Congressmen Up Against II Im by
Employes of the Pension
Office, lie Says.
Washington, Oct. 21. About forty
clerks employed in the penrfon office
have received promotions, and after
the announcement was made Commis
sioner Ware called them Into his
office for a lecture. He told them that
they had been promoted on their re
spective records and upon the recom
mendation of their immediate supe
riors in office only. He advised the
clerks to seek the commendation of
TTGEXE F. VTA KB.
only their chiefs, and added that any
recommendation for the advancement
of an employe put in by an outsider,
and with the knowledge of the em
ploye, would have the effect of debar
ring the employe from advancement.
He said that a repetition of the of
fense would have the effect of secur
ing the removal of the iverson thus
seeking to Improve his fortunes.
Wants the Steerine: Husinexs Stopped.
lie stated that he had recently been
compelled to tell a clerk that if he lid
not stop steering statesmen up against
him he would 1h compel leel to dismiss
him. "I am eletermined," he said,
"that promotions shall be on merit
only, and nofbecause this person may
be the brother-in-law of a governor,
or that the nephew of a senator. No
man c-an be loaded on to the ofl'tce
because he can't make a living on the
outside." He concluded by saying
that "there are more apples on the
same tree," but that they would not
be shaken into the laps of those who
had not earned them.
Want Two Ilnmlred More Clerks.
It is understood that Auditor Cas
tle of the postotlice department, in his
annual report, will recommend an in
crease of approximately 2X clerks to
the 000 already employed in his bu
reau. During the six years of Audi
tor Castle's incumbency the actual
work of the office has increased (X)
per cent, and the clerical force 23 per
cent. Important legislation suggested
by the diselosunes of the postal inves
tigation also will Ik1 recommended.
The report will state that there is
great need for very inqiortant checks
against enormous i0sible postal
abuses, which have never been ap
plied in the auditor's ollicc anil which,
it is stated, cannot be applieel with
the present force.
Mucli IJusiness Is I'naiKliled.
Ill urging additional clerical force
the auditor takes the position that the
efficiency of the auditor's office is a
prime factor in a successful iostal
service, as "most of the receipts and
disbursements are settled without any
autlit or examination whatever in the
DENIES RUMOR BEARING
ON THE EXPRESS STRIKE
St Louis. Oct. 21. William Cotter,
general manager of the Missouri Pa
cilic railroad, denies the rumor that
the grievance committee of the Rroth
eThood of Railway Trainmen was in
the city to protest against tho railroad
company compelling its trainmen to
handle Pacific' Express matter.
"The Missouri Pacific railroad is not
c-onqielling its trainmen to do the work
of the Pacific Express company's
striking employes, nor is it affected iu
any way by the strike," said Cotter.
"We have heard of no such intention
on the part of the grievance commit
tee, and should the eiuestiou come up
at any conference they will be in
formed that the Missouri Pacific rail
road does not intend to become in
volved in the strike in any way."
t So Bad as lie Looks, lie Shy.
Fond du Lac, Wis., Oct. 21. Cash
ier J. E. Leinier, of the Princeton
State bank, told the Milwaukee Senti
nel correspondent over the telephone
that the story of his ireegularities has
been greatly exaggerated and that
facts which will place him in a less
unenviable light wil soon become
DROPPED FROM OFFICE WINDOW
Supposed to Have Been Accidental-
Was Prominent in
Indianapolis, Oct. 21 S. E. Morss,
owner of the Indianapolis Evening
Sentinel, fell from a third story win
dow in the Sentinel building this
morning and was instantlv killed.
The window from which Morss fell
was in his private oflice. No one was
with him at the time, lie had been in
bad health for some time, and it is an
nounced by his private secretary that
he had probably opened the window
for air and was overcome by heart
trouble. Financial troubles had been
worrying him recently. He left a
widow and one daughter.
Horn at Fort Wayne.
Samuel E. Morss was born in Fort
Wayne, Ind., Dee. 13, 1S32. For years
he Avas editor and part owner of the
Fort Wayne Sentinel. He was one of
the founders of the Kansas Citv Star.
In 1!92 he was chairman ef the In
diana delegation to the national dem
ocratic convention and a member of
the committee on resolutions. From
1S03 to 1S97 he was United States con
sul at Paris.
TO AN ACCOUNTING
Escape of Swindler Bell to be In
vestigated by the Gov
ernment. rnitadelp'nia. Oct. 21. United States
LUstrict Attorney Holland is not sat
isfied with the story of the escape of
Albeit E. ltell. alias Crosby, the con
fessed mail pouch thief and swindler
who was being brought from Denver
to Philadelphia. The district attorney
has learned direct from Deputies I'.a
ker and Davis, who had charge of Hell,
the circumstances of the escape. Af
ter hearing the statements ef the two
men Mr. Holland said:
"I can hardly credit the stories told
by the two deputies;, I can scarcely
believe that such was the case." The
district attorney refused, however, to
discuss what flaws appeared to him
in the statements of the deputies. In
his statement to the district attorney
Deputy Davis said neither he nor
Deputy Raker had ever been in Phila
delphia before, which proves untrue.
Hell is still at large, no trace of his
whereabouts having been discovcre'd.
THE RIGHT MAN
Arrest" Made in Connection With
Northern Pacific Dynamite
St. Paul, Oct. 21. General Manager
Thomas Cooper, of the Northern Paci
fic, is still more impressed with the le
lief that Isaac Gravelle is the chief
conspirator in the Montana dynamite
outrage Gravelle was arrested soon aft
er he was seen placing dynamite on
Cooper said: "Gravelle has been ios
itively identifed as the man who was
seen caching fifty pounds of dynamite
under a hay stack. There is no doubt
that the identification is complete.
When the last dynamite was found on
the tracks a few days ago and the
posse took up the trail they foun. a
single brass spur on the track which
had !eon dropped by a horseman. When
arrested Gravelle was wearing a spur
exactly similar to the one found.
Gravelle was released from the Deer-
lodjro prison last July."
Cooper also said that no further out
rapes have been committed since Gra
velle Mas arrested.
Iii.U;-iin Man Mliunt 1 l ro i I.
Detroit. Oct. 21. Kev. W. T. Allen,
of Salem. Ind.. who is in the city at
tending the conference of the Christian
church, has reported to the iolice de
partment the mysterious disappear
ance of Kev. Mr. Dickey, who is also
from Salem. Rev. Dicky left "Salem
early in September on his vacation.and
came to Detroit from Mackinac. lie has
not been seen since Oct. 4.
PRIEST TAKES ADVANCED
GROUND ON TEMPERANCE
Iowa Falls, Oct. 21. Rev. Father F.
J. Rrune, in charge of the Roman
Catholic church at Orange City, has
taken advanced ground on the tem
perance movement, and is unanimous
ly backed by his congregation. He
announces that he is not a prohibi
tionist, but is getting decidedly tired
of being called upon to go out at
night and prevent borne drunken hus
Big Pittsburg Bank Does
Not Open Today.
Order Issued by Comp
troller of the
Pittsburg, Oct. 21. Notice was
posted on the doors of the Federal
National bank this morning announc
ing that the institution is closed by
order of the comptroller of the cur
rency, who appointed Rank Examiner
The closing of the bank has been
within the possibilities the past two
days, as the institution's stock was
subjected to sharx declines and caus
ed a determined raid on the Pittsburg1
Stock exchange this week.
Chartered Two Years.
The bank was chartered November,
1901, with a capital stock of $2,000,000.
Joseph A. Langfitt is president an I
George W. Eisenbes cashier. In a
statement fo the comptroller of tho
currency in September the bank show
ed deposits of $I.032,O(M). cash on hand
SG77.e)00. due from banks $1,131,000,
loans and discounts $3.o:6.000.
In a general way the banking olli
cials of the city feel confident the
Federal National bank's troubles will
be confined to itself and will not dis
turb any other financial institution.
Sherman Family IJ'turns Thanks.
Washington. Oct. 21. Father Thom
as Ewing Sherman, son of the Id to
General W. T. Sherman, has request
ed The Associated Press to announce
that the family of General Sherman
desires to express its deep gratitude
to the president fevr all that he said
and did. to congress for its appropri
ations, and to all others who co-operated
in the tribute recently unveiled
at the capital to the memory of the
late General W. T. Sherman.
" Sam " I'arks Again Indicted.
New York. Oct. 21. Another indict
ment has been returned against "Sam"
Parks, the walking delegate. This
time Parks is indicted for perjury, it
being alleged that he committed tho
crime during his own trial, when he?
swore that he did not see Joscphus
Plenty, the New Jersey contractor,
pay over the .20 in cash, which it
is alleged Parks received for ending a
Storm of Reform In Han.as.
Kansas City, Oct. 21. All saloons
and gambling houses in Kansas City.
Kas.. have leen closed tight by Chief
of Police Murray on an order from
Mayer Gilbert. A week ago a citi
zens' committee threatened to oust
Mayor Gilbert and other city officials
from office for failure to enforce tho
prohibition law and to close the gam-'
Texan Frightened at the Fever.
Laredo, Tex.. Oct. 21. Since the ap
pearauce of yellow fever at a point in
north Texas the people of Fry county
have become so frightened that they
have refused to permit International
and Great Northern trains to run
through the county. In the event of
trains being stopped the food supnly
will be cut off.
President Will Cast HI Vot.
Washington. Oct. 21. The president
announces his intention of going to
Oyster Ray to cast his vote on election
day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. He and Secre
tary Loeb, who also votes in Oyster
Cay, will leave Washington probably
on the morning of Nov. 3.
V. S. Troops at Indianapolis.
Tndianopolis. Oct. 21. Troop L and
Troop M, of the Second United States
cavalry, on their way from West Point,
Ky., to their barracks at Fort Sheri
dan, Ills., arrived in this city and went
into camp. They continued theie
band from abusing his family. To
head off such a thing among his mem
bership, he has forestalled the possi
bilities by having his bibulous nii'in-
bers blacklisted at the saloon. He as.T
sumes the responsibility of postitij
blacklisted names and proposes
strike at the root of the evil by othi
ting off the' source of supply f
as the saloon is concerned. tratdr?a'