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AROT 3 I LAST EDITION. 4:30 O'CLOCK. VOL. 1111. NO, 136. ROCK ISLAND, HjIi., MONDAY, MARCH 2, 1904 PRICE TWO CENTS. PANIC IN A CHURCH ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO LIFE LOST IN FIRE SAYS JURY Twenty Women and Children In jured in Crush at New Haven. PORT ARTHUR COMES TO NAUGHT Blaze in Quincy Hotel Results in the Death of a Woman. ' ISLAND IS GUILTY, BLOCKADE 171D KILLS u assmiw Senator Burton Convict ed of Selling Influence WITH THE P0ST0FFICE Forty-one Hours' Delib- liberation Over the Verdict. St. Louis, March 28. Joseph Ralph IJurton, senior United Stntes senator from Kansas, was convicted by a jury in the federal court today on the charge of having- accepted compensa tion to protect the interests of the Uialto drain fc Securities company, of St. Louis, before the postofflce de partment. The jury deliberated 41 hours. A motion for a new trial was immedi ately filed by counsel for the senator. Ma.t Appear Oally. Judge Adams thereupon ordered Senator Tturton to appear in court' either in jerson or by proxy at 10 o'clock from day to day until the court had heard arguments for a new trial, and if decided against him to fix his punishment. Coavlctloa Vacates Beat. Tnpeka, Kans., March 28. LaWjers who are close to (iov. liailey regard the conviction of Senator Hurt on as an immediate vacation of his seat and a contest for the place, it is believed will commence at once. (Jov. Pailev refuses to discuss the case. FRESCO PAINTERS LOSE THEIR CASE Outside Talent Slay be Employed on Bllnnesota State Capi tol. St. Paul, Minn., March 23. Judge Kellv. In the district court, butt denied the application of local fresco painters for a temiorary Injunction to enjoin the capitol commissioners and 15. 15. Garusey from carrying out u contract corerlng the inner decorations of the capitol. The uction was brought by citizens nnd taxpayers of the state, John K. Ityan. Chaiies J. Axsen, Joseph Brunk and Jesse E. Hobreeker, and the de fendants are the members of the cap itol commission, togther with Elmer E. Garnsey, the artist, to whose hands lmsabeen instrusted the work of worth Ily decorating the Interior of Minneso ta's new capitol. The fresco painters of St. Taul and Minneaiolis alleged that the contract had not been awarded npon the cus tomary advertlscments:that they could do the work in a fitting manner, and for a sum one-half that to be paid Garnsey. MAKES AN ARREST BUT LOSES HIS LIFE Polieetnan Shot Down by Drunken Husband Whose Restraint Wife Asks. Detroit. March 2S. Patrolman Clar ence It. Cumniings, of the Chene street station, wus shot and killed by Joseph Urhanowlcz, at the latfer'a home, 78 St. Joseph street. Urhanowlex had been drinking aud had turned his wife out of the house. The woman met Patrol man Cuniuilngs on the street aud told lier story. He accompanied her back to the house. As he reached the side door Urbano wlcz. who .bad broken into the apart ments of another family living In tlw same house, and taken a revolver from them, knowing that bis wife had gone for an officer, opened fire and shot Cummings over the right eye. The offi cer lived only a few minutes. Urhan owlex was arrested later. FIRST STRIKE INJUNCTION IS ISSUED IN STATE OF MAINE Portland, Me.. March 2S. The first function ever granted in Maine re straining strikers from Interference with non-union workmen was fesaett by the supreme court on )tetitkm of the Saco jiikI Pertee Machine com pany, of IlIddefortL for protection from Interference with their non-union work men by the 103 moulders who struck live weeks ago. DEATHS WILLPROB ABLY RESULT Cry of "Fight" In Street Bettered to Hare Started the Kuan. .New Haven, Conn.. March 28. Twenty women and children were in jured in a panic in St. Michael's Ro man Catholic church yesterday be cause somebody cried "tire" during a special service for children. Four victims are at the general hospital with serious injuries and all are un conscious. The whereabouts of the others are unknown because their friends carried them away during the excitement. Struggle at Door. The struggle at the door was fright ful. The men and women trampled over the children, ihe air was failed with the cries of the injured. Stand ing on a nearby corner were a group of men. They rushed to the rescue, dragging many children out of dan ger. The police summoned all the ambu ances in the city, but many of the in jured were taken home in arms. The frenzy of fathers and mothers who ran to the church made the task of preventing a second.panic on the side walk a hard one for the police and firemen. Caoa Nat Clear. Who caused the panic is not clear. The police and fire authorities are making an investigation. The most ikely theory is that a boy's outcry of fight" in the street was heard by HAVOC BY WATER STATES CAUSES HEAVY LOSS Grand Rapids and Indianapolis Are ths Cities Chiefly Affected. ABLE NOW TO SUM UP DAMAGE Records of Floods Broken In Many v Places In Hoosier State. Grand Rapids. Mich., March 2S. Conditions in this city and nearby towns along the Grand river are very grave as a result of the unprecedented flood that ban swollen the stream far out of its bonks for the past three days. The river Is three feet above the previous high water record,-that of 1844. It is falling slightly, how ever, the dTop in temperature having checked the iuall streams and surface drainage. The inhabitants of flooded houses are suffering greatly from cold and lack of food. ' There has been no loss of life thns far, but there is great suffering, and a vat amount of sickness will, it is feared, follow the exposure sustained by many of the flood victims. Grand Rapids In Darkness. ' Intcrurhan cars are running only over portions of the roads out of Grand Rapids. Steam railway traffic is demoralized!. Practlcwlly no trains are adhering to schedule on the roads that have their lines open. The city lighting station is entirely cut off and out of commission. The city is in darkness at night. Many of the west side churches are surrounded by wat er and were unable to hold services yesterday. All schools on the west ide are closed until further notice. Lom Is Mom Than $3,000,000. It Is conservatively estimated that the loss to property aud business on account of the floodl will exceed $2,000,- 000. Fifteen thousand men are una ble to work today, owing to factories being compelled to close by the high water. Two thousand homes are flood ed on the west sitSe. The flood condi tions at Ionia, Ixvwell, Portland and other points along the Graud river are reported to be slightly Improved, the water having begun to-falL These towns are practically Isolated by rea son of the bridges across the Grand river going out. The flood loss at Ionia Is estimated at $100,000. HOOSIER STATE IS I'XDEB TVATEB ladlaaapeli. Has None tm JOriak, However Co a try for Mile Is Flooded. Indianapolis, March 23. The city street railway and Interurban system are without power because of the flooding of the power houses near White river. Communication with North and West Indianapolis Is cnt off by the flood, which has swept away bridges. The city is without water. owing to the flooding of the water- work pumping station. Many bouse have been carried down White, river and shattered against the stone bridges which connect the city proper with the suburbs. Vincetmes,. In.cU March 2& One BIO TELEPHONE COMPANY'S . INTERESTS TRANSFERRED Detroit. March 2S. A deed convey ing all the property of the- Michigan Telephone company to the "Michigan State Telephone company as tue as- singee of X. W. ITarrls. the purchaser under foreclosure, has been filed in the register of deeds office. There was filed at the same time a first mortgage ex ecuted by the Michigan State Tele phone companyto the Old Colony Trnst company, of Boston, for $10,000,000, to secure an issue of a like amount of 5 per cent thirty-year bonds. PAL DECLARED GUILTY AS COLLINS WAS BEING HUNG TTnlon.' Mo .. March 28. While the body of George Collins was danglin on the scaffold in expiation for his part in the killing of Detective Schu macher, the jury in the case of Will iam Rudolph was considering the evi dence connecting Rudolph with the same crime, and almost before Col lins body hadt grown cold) ii death. the Jury rendered a verdict of murder in the first degree against Rudolph. hose in the church and construed nto a try of fire. A moment later in alarm of fire from box .''23, a block below the church, summoned the lire department. Ihe clang of a gong heard at a distance added to the panic. Another theory was that some- me saw a gas jet near the altar flare up and ran out and turned in an alarm. IN ADJOINING hu'ndretP" a iidlgrify ' feet of the levee along the Wabash river mmr Oak town has broken, and the water is rnshlng through, covering thousands cf acres and driving the people fiom their homes. Many left just in time to save their lives, and considerable live stock w?is destroyed. , P.rownstown. Ind.. March 28. The country for miles around Brownstown Is under several feet of water from White river. The levee, which pro-' tected thousands of acres of line farm ing lands, has broken and the entire territory has been inundated. Samuel Drown aud Dunham Ilolertson barely escaptd being drowned In White rive r. From a point In the middle of the flo;d at Brownstown gwnshot-s Are beard, and It Is believed that i iHTson or sev eral persons aire In diistress in the midst of the flood. The railroads In Jackson county have sustained immense damages Dr. John Clifford, of Tenda 11, drove on a brld'ge over the Patoka river and it floated away. " Striking ci tree the bridge was overturned, both horses were drowned .and the physician saved his life by climbing into a tree. He was rescued several hours later. Wind and Rain in Kentucky. Louisville, March 2S. Terrific wind storms and torrential rains for twenty four hours have injured a number of people hi Louisville and throughout the state, cuut-ed losses to proierty owners of ivobably $123,000, and in many instance delayed railroad traffic and Interfered seriously with wire communication. A tempwrature of sum mer sultriness has been followed by a drop to below the freezing point. In Louisville more than 200 bouses were unroofed or had their windows in and many manufacturing establishments suffered heavily. Grand River Stationary Grand Kapids. Mich.. March 2S. Grand river remains stationary here. residents of the west ride are suffer ing great privations. It is estimated 2.500 houses are surrounded by wa ter. Two persons are missing. The loss in the business section will reach millions'. Princeton. Ind.. March 25. White and Wabash rivers continue to rise an inch an hour. All 'the lowlands are depopulated and much suffering is reported. Terre Haute, Ind.. March 2S. The Wabash flood has passed here and is above Sullivan, where the waters are still rising. There are 25.000 acres of farm land under water. West Point has leen totally abandoned by the in habitants. Vincennes, Ind., March 21. The levee here has given away. All bridges across the river are closed. Trouble In Missouri. Poplar Pduff. Mo.. March 2S Black river is six miles wide and thousands of acres of bottom lands and the en tire east side of the city are under watert. Many residents are abandon ing their homes. It is feared the stock loss will be enormous. At Wil liamsville the water has driven the inhabitants from the village. Governor Cummins, Out of Dwrcr. Des Motnes. Ia.. Marhc 28. Govern or A. R. Cummins, who has been suf fering from a threatened attack of j pneumonia. Is now so much better that , he is pronounced out of danger. Four Merchant Ships Disabled by Rus sian Guns. SUNK NEAR ENTRANCE Japs Refuse to Join in Battle With Fleet. Tokio, March 28. A telegram from New C'hwang today says at ? yester day morning1 the Japanese succeeded in sinking four steamers at the mouth of Port Arthur harbor. A th tilla of destroyers convoyed the mer chantmen which were subsequently sunk and rescued the volunteer crews Later the Japanese battleships bom Larded the town and its defenses. Related by MarakoO. St. Petersburg, March 2S. Vice Admiral Maksiroff, commanding the Russian naval forces at Port Arthur, has sent the following telegram to the emperor, dated March 27: "I beg most humbly fo report that at 2 o'clock this morning the enemy made a second attempt to block the entrance to the inner roadstead. For this purpose they dispatched four large merchant steam ers, conveyed by tlx .torpedo boats, to the entrance. The enemy's ships were promptly discovered by the search lights and were bombarded by the batteries and by the guardships Bohr and! Otvajny. Torpedo Boat It lock, the Gaoin. "Fearing the enemy's ships might break tlirough Lieutenant Kriuizkl. commanding the ffuard toTiedo boat Stilni, attacked the enemy and de stroyed the bow of the foremost Jap anese steamer with a torpedo. This steamer turned to the right and was followed by two others, with the re sult that the three were stranded to the right of the entrance. A fourth steamer went to the right of the en emy's ships, and likewise sank to the side of the fairway. The Stliui then battled with the enemy's six torpedo bo;ts. Engineer Artificer Swycreffand six seamen were killed, and the com mander and twelve .seamen were wounded. Jap Attempt TV as a Failure. "At daybreak the enemy's battle ship and cruiser squadrons appeared, nnd I proceeded with the fleet under my charge to meet the enemy. The second attempt of the Jaiwnese to block the entrance to'Port Arthur has failed, thanks to the energetic defense by the sea and land forces who acted as they did during, the first uttempt. The hurlior remains perfectly clear. Russian. Torpedo Boat Damaged. "The torpedo boat destroyer Silnh which stranded on a reef in con. quence of damage to her engines by one of the enemy's shells, was flouted dur ing the course of the night and en tered the harbor, thanks to the energy of her crew. Her commander. Lieuten ant Krinlzkl. who was slightly wound ed in the arm, did not quit hLs post." Japs Decline an Engagement. An official dispatch from General Ssmernoff supplements the foregoing with the following, also dated! March 27: "A Hotchktss 1-lnch caliber quick firer was found aboard one of the sunken ft earners from which a fire had been kept up on pur torpedo boats. A boat left each of the sunken ships carrying their crews.1 One of these Is believed to have been picked up. The enemy's torpedo boats reappeared at J o'clock this morning. " They were sighted south of Port Arthur, and tlve batteries reoiened on them. Towards 0 o'clock the enemy's equadron ap peared on the horizon and our's steamed out to meet it. At 630 the batteries opened fire. Our ships bat teries soon ceased, the Japanese draw ing off to the southeast, evidently de clining an engagement. At 10 o'clock they disappeared below the horizon." Gen. Knropntkln Arrive. Mukden, March 28. General Kuro patkin arrived here yesterday and pro ceeded to the headquarters of Viceroy Alexieff. St, Peterslrtirg,. March 2S. A report from Vladivostok says that a mine has 1 been discovered under the fortress with wires leading to a Chinese house in the town. Tien-Tsln, March 2S. -The Radians have proclaimed New Cbwang under martial law. St. Petersburg Jifarch 2S. For the first time since the war commenced the Russian squadron Saturday left Port Arthur and the protection of Its PURDUE WILL HAVE FINE EXHIBIT AT WOELD'S FAIR j-aiayette. nut.. March 2S. xne la. -.a -w .... luciuij- ot i-uruue university is pre paring the exhibits which will be sent to the World's fair at St. Louis. The university has been allotted space in the educational building. !ind a booth has lieen erected In which there will be displays from each department of Purdue. The university will have a prominent place in the collective ex hibit of the land grant colleges of the United States, which is to present an epitome of industrial and technical education of the country. It will Include the researches of these institutions in the fields of science, thechnology and agriculture. There will also be a special exhibit from Purdue relating to electrical en gineering in the Electricity building. The university will also contribute to the educational exhibit from Indiana. N. C. VVIIIU- Wl.low Dead. ' Washington. March 2H. Cornelia C. Willis, widow of X. P. Willis, the Xew England poet, died in this city of old nge and general debility. Mrs. Willis was boru in l.S2.i and wu 'the daugh ter of Joseph Grinnell. of Xew fed-, ford, who during the '-H's was one or the most prominent men in congress, where he served for eight yeara Father and Daughter Killed, Lima. O., March 2S. A west-bound Pennsylvania passenger train struck a buggy containing John Foust and his daughter, six miles west-of here. Roth were instantly killed. FIRE AT ST. PAUL SOME SENSATIONAL FEATURES DID NOT CARRY FOR YATES: OFF COME THEIR HEADS Nashville. III., March 2S. Gov. Ynte nas secureti satistaction lor n is re erses in the Twenty-second emigres sional district, l'ecause he lost Wash ngton county in this district he ha decapitated two of the Chester peni tentiary guards Charles C. Clayton ind Charles Shaw, of Xashville. guns. Lpon the safe return of the ships Vice Admiral Makaroff sent a dispatch to the emperor in explain tion of the reason for the cruise.- Vice Admiral Makaroff having repaired the warship Ratvi.an and the cruiser's Palladia and Royarin. considered tiie squadron sufficiently strong to run the risk of an encounter with the Jap anese ships, which were not in sight when he steamed out of Port Arthur. The object of Vice Admiral Makar off was to examine iscvcral neighbor ing islands to ascertain where the Jap- nese fleet maintained its lwise. This was not accomplished!, apparently. It is stated on apparently reliable authority, however, that Vice Admiral MakarofTs report of his reconnaissance contained the startling statement that be captured a junk filled with Chi nese regular troois which was being towed by a Japanese gunboat. Russia Violates Neutrality. Washington, March 2S. The Rus sian government has notified the Unit ed States government that it has mined the mouth of the Liao river. This was supposed to be neutral territory, but the action of Russia puts it within the field of hostilities. Sighted a Jap Transport Fleet. Chefoo. March 2S. The stcamer.Ae tive has arrived here from Kobe, Ja pan. She reports that on the 2."th iust., she paswed a fleet of Japanese trans ports, conveyed by cruisers, in the In land sea. They were liound for Korea. Japs Want No Military Watchers. . Washington, March 28. The state department has received a cablegram from Minister Allen, at Seoul, advis ing the department to discourage Americans going to Korea to observe military operations as the Japanese authorities will not permit them to do Halt Slay With Famlllts. St. Petersburg, March 2S. Lieut. Gen. Stoessel. in cjirnmand at Port Arthur, has issued an order forbid ding civilian functionaries to desert from their offices and seek places of safety during bombardments. CHICAGO LAWYER ASCENDS TO FAME Seeks to Enjoin All Parties to Stop the Panama Canal Deal. Washington, March 2S. Warren l. Wilson, a lawyer of Chicago, today filed in the district supreme court a bill in equity for an injunction against S-retary Shaw, the republic of Panama, the nV.w Panama canal company, France, and others to stop the construction cf the Panama canal, lie charges Ihe treaty i whol ly UTiC?nstitutionaI and invalid. THREE OTHERS ARE INJURED Broke Oat tn Servants' Quarters Loss to Building Waa $20,000. Quincy, 111., March 28. Fire broke out in the Xewcomb hotel annex, in which are the servauts quarters. shortly after midnight, and the main building was soon thted with smoke. One woman employe of the hotel was killed; two other women leaped from a third-story window and were severe ly Injured. A fourth woman was over come by smoke. There were many nar row escapes, but guests in the main part of the building are all safe and accounted for. . - Dead and Injured. The dead woni.vn is Ros-e McDonald, a housemaid whose home was at Chi cago. The injured are: Mabel Atwood, seriously, may die; Xettie Beruinsky, bruised and internally injured ; Maggie Council, overcome. by smoke. The prop erty loss Is estimated at $20,000, cov ered by insurance. The fire was con fined to the annex. ROSE COQHLAN'S DIVORCE SUIT HAS BEEN DISMISSED Helena, Mont., "March 2S. The di vorce of Rosamond Sullivan, or as she is better known. Rose Coghlan, the actress, against John T. Sullivan, has lKen dismissed in the district court and the cost chargtd to the plaintiff, Miss Coghlan. Xo reason Is civen fur be dismissal. ATTENDED BY Crowd Participates in Thrilling Rescue of Two Persons. T0TO0 WOMAN AND OLD HAN Both Driven by Smoke to Window Ledges in Upper Stories. St. raul. March 2S. Intense excite 2mnt, which approached a frynzy on the part of some spectators, at; tencieu a thrilling rescue or a young woman and an agel man from the Giltillan building, a six-story structure hxated iu the heart of the business district, by tiicii'cn who were called to extinguish a tire there. The lire started in a store room on the fourth floor, and was soon extinA mit-1tuD ...14-1. I.i..f ....... tl .T.it.i.ii... . . f . UIiH U Willi irtl'L !II1.I1 UUJIilC I O HIT? building, but it tilled the structure with volumes of black smoke which caused all the 'occupituts to make a rush for safetj-. Perilous Climb of a Woman. Miss IngrtaCedarberg.ia stenographer In the oCice of C. M. Bell, was res- cuedl from a narrow ledge on the sixth I story of the building to which she had leen driven by the smoke, and J. II. Hoffman, aged tiTi. was found in I his olflce almost unconscious by the I firemen and carried down a ladder. I When the -smoke began pouring into the ofliee where Miss Ccdartwrg was at work she ran to the window and ctilmly stepped out on the ledge. She then made her way cautiously to an other window ten feet away, where there was no smoke. Literally a Leap for Life. Every move on her part brought out roars of caution from the crowd below. u wui'D sue; iKiusea. apparently to jump, a great shout of "Don't Jump!" went up. When the long ladder with fireman clinging to it touched the ledge there was a distance of about four feet between Miss Cedarberg and the fireman. At the fireman's com- mana me young woman let nerseir I fall forward and he caught her and woug at her sareiy to the ground. Hoffman Trlea a Fire Kecape. I The rescue of J. II. Hoffman was fully as thrilling as that of Miss Cedar- berg. The old man, who is agent for - w luiuiu,, i Dvtruuv uiir Ln I i J f overcome with smoke crawled out of a window in the rear of the buildicg. where there was a crude fire escape inade of iron rods fastened! into the brick wall. He had managed to get out on this and was hanging to the "bars In a half fainting condition. Saved with a Rope. Strenuous urging on the part of the firemen induced the old man to climb kwn to the fifth floor where bis nerve gave out entirely and he booked his arms around the irons and refused to budge. A rope was lowered! from the roof and this was tied about Hoffman and even then he declined to take fnr- i ther chance Finally be lost con- -ion'iies ami tnen uw Hold was loosened and he was lower edi to the ST-und. Cyclone Devastates Strip 300 Yards Wide. six Known dead Full Reports May Reveal Still Other Cas ualties, v Caruthersville, Mo.. March 28. A ycione swept the country 20 miles north of here Saturday night, caus ing a great loss of life and destroying) housands of dollars worth of pro;- erty. The wires have been down nnd authentic news has been hard to get. ut as belated report"; come in the oss f life and property increases. It s now known that six persons were killed. The Shoemaker family, four iit number, near Portageville, are dead and their home is demolished. Money Scattered. Wesley Miller and wife, living two miles north of Mount Pleasant, were killed and their home swent nwnv. heir bodies were blown 200 'yards ixl racily mutilated. Miller was a wealthy mill owner and planter. Fif teen hundred dollars in money be longinir to him was fun nil sr-r 1 1, ver the ground. It is feared a full report will reeal a terrible disaster. Saturday was very hot. and iust af ter dark .the cyclone burst its furious wrath from a funnel-shaned elomT sweeping a p.ifh ::oo yards wide, in which not a living soul was left. TWO MORE NEGROES KILLED BY WHITES Thirteen Blacks Shot In Week of Race War in Arkan sas. De Witt. Ark.. March 2S. Two more negroes hrtve been killed in the clash between whites and blacks nt St. Charles, 1.1 miles from here, in Arkan sas county. This brings the total of (lead negroes up 1o 13, .-ill of them be ing killed within the last week. The last two negroes killed were the Criflin brothers, Henry and Walk er, who were the cause of the trouble. Ihe negroes were reported to have escaped, but it is known that they are dead and it is believed they were. killed yesterday. Owing to the remoteness of St. Charles and to the fact that the news of the result of the riot is not given OIIt 'r''.v. it is dillicult to obtain de- tails. In the St. C harles neighbor- no,M" ,he negroes largely outnumber tn w"'tes, and trouble has been "rewmff tor a long time, and it i sa1,1 lie negroes for the last two. years have been getting insolent and "i"gerent. it is believed that the J leaders of the unruly element have been killed and that further trouble will be averted. HAMHOTH PLANT CLOSED BY COURT Eleven Tbonsand Men Thrown Oat or Work at Plttabnric by Injunction. Philadelphia, Pa.. March 28. The state supreme court today directed an injunction to be issued pernetuallv enjoining the Jones & Loughlin Steel company from fiich operation of lis furnaces located in the Fourteenth ward, Pittsburg, as to produce clouds " "r" uusl Tr,ll wuum Injure sur- property. ine company' r'!"rty rePr'-" an investment of . - - ' 1 ' jH-rsons. DEED OF CLERK AT THE WHITE HOUSE Charles G. Fo rater Shoots Ills Wife and Ends Own Life. Washington, March 2S. Charles (1. Foster, clerk in the White House of fice, shot and killed his wife and him self in Kensington, Md., today. Fors ter was a brother to Rudolph Vornter. one of the assistant secretaries to President JJoosevelt. J)c-p nucnev is belie veil the cause.