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4:30 O'CLOCK VOIi. Mil. NO, 221 ROCK ISL.AJST), IM.., TUESDAY, JULY 5, 1904. PRICJB TWO CENTS. WAS FATAL TOELEVEN Number of Deaths Due to the Celebration Yesterday MONEY AWAITS HER PARKER ROOM SEEMS STRONGER: HOPKINS WINS ILLINOIS CONTEST ONLY MILE APART SAYS ROCK Executor of Father's Will Looking High and Low for Sadie Fabian. Forces Reported to be Fighting at Very Close Range at Port Arthur. THE COUNTRY OVER Nearly 1,200 Were Hurt Fire Loss Not Large. Chicago. July a. Eleven persons dead, 1,107 persons Injured, and a property loss amounting to 1164.000 is a part of the price which the United States yesterday paid for Its Fourth of July celebration, and the deaths from lckjaw probably will double or UaMe the number of fatalities. Of the injured 437 were hurt by firecrackers, skyrockets, or other in plosives, arid nearly all the dead owed their fate to these. ( annon prema t rarely exploding brought death to two persona and injuries to 101. Firearms. Including revolvers and goat, canned the hurls of 171; gunpowder, severely hurt 220 persons, and the deadly toy pistol this year caused 209 victims. I (.una way s caused by explosions in jured 20 persons, and in such an acci dent a woman lost her life. Klre !. iiutll. The lire loss throughout the country likewise was extremely small, the largest damage reported being $60,000 in Boston. Janesville. Wis., suffered si 826,000 fire, caused by a skyrocket. Small hoys fired the Stick, and it struck on the roof of the Hock River Cotton company's mill, where the blaze smoldered for six hours before it was discovered. Baltimore, warned by its disastrous fire, restricted the rsSS of explosives, sis. it is reported, never before has l.een done in an American city. As a result there were fewer accidents than ever before and no damage from blazes. A revolver caused the death of one man. Scores of dealers were arrested for selling firecrackers, and the toy pistol practically was sup pressed. Mlalnkr DjraSasMs for I'wntler. Many persons in various parts of I he country were injured because they believed dynamite was gunpow der and tried to fire if in the same way. Two boys were hurt at Fair bury. 111., while using dynamite in a cannon. A boy in Findlay. Ohio, brought home a stick of the explosive. Mis mother began to sut it in pieces. Both probably will die. The house was wrecked. TEXAS MAN IS PERMANENT CHAIRMAN AT SPRINGFIELD Springfield. July 6. When the popu list convention assembled this morn ing the report of the committee on permanent organization was adopted and .1. M. Mallet t. of Texas, was made permanent chairman. The committee on platform not be ing ready to report a recess was taken till this afternoon. Springfield. 111.. July 5 Ex Con gressman Weller of Iowa, was chosen temporary chairman and Charles Q. De France, of Nebraska temporary secretary of the jKipulist national con vention which met here yesterday. After temporary organization had been perfected, the convention listened to addresses by ex-Senator William V. Allen, of Nebraska, the temporary sec retary, and the Rev. A. E. Nelson, of St. Iftnrflf It was 5 o'clock before the sKeehmaking was over, and after tie lay in the appointment of various com mittees, the convention took a recess. Three names only are mentioned now in connection with the nomination for president: William V. Allen, of Nebraska: Samuel W. Williams, of In diana, and Thiimas E. Watsn of Georgia. DEPORTED MINER RETURNS AND WILL MAKE A EIGHT Telluride. Col.. July Harry S. Flotsen. manager of the People's Sup ply store here, twice deported, has re turned and announces his intention of staying "I have the best legal ad vice," he said, "and was told to stand on my constitutional rights as a citi zen and not submit to the tyranny and oppression of the Citizens' alliance." Moyer Will Give Bond Cripple Creek. Colo.. July 5. Sheriff Bell took Charles H. Moyer. president of the Western FeI-i al Ion .f Miasm, to Denver, where he will be permitted to furnish $10.noo bail in the informa tion charging murder and conspiracy to murder In connection with the Vic tor riot. ESTATE TIED UP TILL FOUND lrnjc Tale of Family Misfortune and Hi.- Seat terlnic of the VI em Item. Chicago. July 5. Under an assumed name, Sadie Fabian, aged 17, the heir ess to a large California estate, is liv ing in seclusion in one of the large t itles of America or Canada, ignorant of her real name and rights. I ne story dates back to lc years ago. when Morris Fabian, poor and un known, was working in Kansas City Burdened with a wife and three daugh ters, he met with severe reverses While disheartened and discouraged his wife died and he allowed his three daughters to be adopted by strangers Rebecca Fabian and a younger sis ter were sent to relatives in Newark, Shortly afterward the young sister died. Sadie Fabian, the youngest of the three, was adopted by neighbors in Kansas City. Struck It Hleh. Morris Fabian went to several cities seeking to gain a livelihood, but he was not successful. After a short resi deuce in Sioux City. Ia.. he went to San Francisco, where he entered the liquor business. Here fortune smiled un him. The small investment brought large returns and before many years passed be was regarded as one of the wealthy men of San Francisco. He then made Inquiries regarding the three children he had given away in adoption. He dis covered that one had died and that Re becca was living in comfort with rela tives at Newark. Sadie Fabian, however, could not be found. Several private detectives tried to trace her. but were unsuccess ful. There were few clews to follow. Investigation showed that the family she was given to had moved to Chi cago and were living on West Madison street. All efforts to locate them have so far failed. To Left Her Mimrj. Joel Carris, a grandfather of Sadie Fabian, died recently and left a sum of money to her. He lived at New ark and the money is held there by relatives until the girl makes her ap pearance, loiter in San Francisco Mor ris Fabian died suddenly and bequeath ed his estate to his daughters. By the terms of the will the estate cannot be divided until Sadie Fabian is found. ARRESTS EXPECTED AS RESULT OF WRE(K Open Switch at Litchfield Had Been Used During the Day. Not Litchfield. 111.. July 5. The number of deaths caused by the wreck on the Wabash Sunday is now unofficially stated to be 12 and the injured B0. The Inquest will continue for several days. Litchfield. 111.. July 5. As a result of the Wabash wreck here Sunday af ternoon, in which at least IS persons are dead and 40 injured, arrests may be ordered. Coroner Gray is making an investigation into the open switch mystery. According to Charles A. Comeau. the Wabash station agent here, the switch had not been used during the day by any of the train men. The state authorities also are conducting a rigid investigation into the cause of the accident. Litchfield is in mourning, the cele bration of the Fourth that had been planned being declared off. St. Fran cis hospital is crowded with the wound ed, cots having been placed in the corridors to accommodate them. Pri vate houses have been thrown open for the care of those not so badly in jured. RURAL MAIL CARRIERS OF WISCONSIN ORGANIZE Madison Wis.. July 5. A state or ganization f the rural free delivery carriers of Wisconsin was formed here yesterday, some sixty carriers be ing present. The following officers were elected: President J. T. Ottum. McFarland. Vice Presidcut E. M. Smith. Madi son. Secretary H. (;. Lyon. Mansion Treasurer Peter Olson. Cambridge. Sergeant at Arms A. O. Bakken. Mount Horeb. The purpose of the organization is for mutual benefit and to disseminate information among its members. CONFESSED TO A MURDER TO TARE BLAME FROM FRIEND Louisville. Ky.. July 5. Young Vau ghan. who admitted he fired the shot that killed Attorney R. Lee Surer, has denied his statements, declaring he took the blame to shield another mem ber of the party, who is married and prominent in business. Vaughan's case has been transferred to the coun ty court. Go OHIO MAY DO LIKEWISE Tammany Decides Drop Fight at St. Louis. to St. Louis, July 5. At a meeting of Tammany leaders this morning it was practically decided that all opposition to Parker would be withdrawn. St. Louis, July 5. The general situ ation as to the outcome of the demo cratic convention remains unchanged this morning. Apropos of the strong lead developed by Parker yesterday there are many suggestions atloat that several favorite sons would withdraw luring the day. but nothing looking towards this end has yet taken detl nite shape. Kxpeet f In ou Second 1 1 : 1 1 1 i . Parker managers are confident the New Yorker will show a clear majority on the first ballot, and it is believed his would bring into line a sufficient number of states to give him the nec cessary two-thirds vote. It is practically conceded that the orman vote as a result of Pennsvl- ania's action will be cast on the ini- ial ballot for Parker. It is known Ohio is dissatisfied with the favorite son idea. The delegation meets this afternoon with a view of abandoning Harmon and voting for Parker. Knonith to Iteut I'nrker. A number of representatives of the opposition to Parker met today in the Hearst headquarters and after ad journment gave out a statement that the opposition had the one-third vote necessary to prevent -Parker's nomi nation aad that it had been agreed not to support his candidacy under any circumstances. Hryan on HeMoliif ionM ( luce. At a meeting of the Nebraska dele gation Bryan was appointed to repre sent the state on the resolutions com mittee. !t is said Bryan will contend in committee for reaffirmation of the Kansas City platform. VnnM.vIt jinln lor Parker. St. Louis, July 5. By a vote of 0'. to 5 the Pennsylvania delegation ia caucus last night voted to support Par ker for president. This action almost entirely changed the situation so far as the divided sen timent in the New York delegation was concerned. Senator Hill was led to remark that with another small ac cession Parker would be selected on the first ballot. The news was received at Tammany headquarters in an entirely different way. Leader Murphy at first refused to believe it. saying he had been as sured late this evening the delegation would support Pattison. After the an nouncement of Pennsylvania's decision had been made to them and they had somewhat recovered from their sur prise they still gave it as their view that there would be enough votes held by individual states not instructed for Parker or voting for individual candi dates to prevent Parker obtaining a nominating vote at least five or six ballots. Mabama May Co Solid. Cockran and other Tammany lead ers went to the Alabama delegation during the evening to try and persuade them to consolidate their ten anti-Parker votes. Alabama has 22 votes. 12 of which are instructed for Parker. It was understoon Cochran was met with a threat by 12 Parker adherents of Alabama that if attempt was made to consolidate other interests they would adopt a unit rule and cast the whole 22 votes for Parker. statement From New York. Two important statements bearing on the Gorman situation came from the New York state delegation today. One. emanating from the Parker head quarters was to the effect that Senator Gorman's expected letter would say that he declined to be a candidate and that already the Maryland delegation had received notice of it. Ex-Senator Hill professed to know nothing of this, but said: "We know that we will nominate Parker." William F. Sheehan. who is in charge of the work of securing delegates, said: "We have reason to believe that Senator Gorman will not be a candidate and we already know that he will not al low his name to be used in order tt solidify a minority sentiment against Parker." Otber.hr Timaiir. The other statement came from the Tammany headquarters and was to Pennsylvania Will Solid for New Yorker. the effect that a poll of delegations showed that it was impossible for Par ker to obtain more than a bare major ity on either the first or second bal lots, and that after the first few bal lots there would be concentration on a dark horse that would mean defeat for Parker. Leader Charles Murphy reiterated the statement that Parker could not carry New York state, but he did not dwell much on the Cleve land situation. IlearNt M.-n Buoyant. The Hearst people remained buoy ant during the day and the managers say all delegates instructed and pledged would stand firm and vote for Hearst to the last. They were assured by John P. Hopkins, of the Illinois delegation, that Hearst would receive the solid vote of Illinois as long as he was in the field. Bryan Still OppoxinK. Mr. Bryan, when approached today for an expression concerning the ef fect of the action of the Pennsylvania delegation said the situation was un changed but that opposition to Parker still exists. CLOTHING TAKEN BY HOLDUP MEN One of the Victims Deliberately Shot Three Arrests Are Made. New York. July 5. More than a score of tramps going west on a freight train were held up by three compan ions Saturday night inside the city limits. This became known today through the arrest of three men as suspects. The victims lost $20 and at the point of pistols were forced to remove all their clothing and hand it over to their captors. One of the victims then was forced to stand in a corner of a box car while the robbers shot at bim. After he had fallen, wounded by several bullets, he was thrown from the moving train, and the robbers fled. CANNIBALS FEAST ON SWISS SOLDIERS Disastrous End of Expedition Sent Against Savages But One Man Escapes. London. July .". News has reached Antwerp that a Swiss noncommission ed officer and 14 privates in the Mon gada district of the Congo have been massacred and eaten. Only one man of the expedition, which had bgSD sent against the cannibals, escaped. HAT AND FAIRBANKS ARE GOING TO MICHIGAN Washington, D. C. July 5. Secre tary Hay left Washington last night for Jackson, Mich., where he is to make an address at the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the republican party. Oyster Bay, N. Y., July 5. The pres ident received word from Senator Fairbanks of Indiana, that he would attend the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of the republican party at Jackson, Mich., next Wednesday. YALE STUDENT MAKES A NEW SH0TPUT RECORD Somerville. Mass., July 5. At the Fourth of July athletic games here Wesley W. Coe, of this city a Yale student, put the K'.-pound shot 48 feet and ; inches, according to the official announcement. This is several inches more than the world's record, but it is probable it will not be accepted' by the A. A. I., owing to the conditions under which the meet was held. BURNING OF A HOME THE CAUSE OF THREE DEATHS Syracuse. N. Y.. July 5. Two chil dren. Geraldine and LeRoy Wallister. aged lo and S, were burned to death in a fire which destroyed their home yesterday afternoon and Lizrle Was mer, a young woman, is dying at the hospital as the result of her injuries. FOURTH SUICIDE FOLLOWS RISING 8UN, IND .. MURDER Rising Sun. Ind.. July 5. William Powell, a retired farmer, killed him self yesterday with a shotgun. He was a rejected juror in the Gillespie murder trial, and the excitement of the murder, it is believed, unsettled his mind. This is the fourth suicide growing out of the trial. Traced Far After Murder. Kansas City. July 5. Frank Hott man. of this city .has been arrested nt Walla Waila. Wash., on a charge J having murdered Clarence Myers here May ll. Hottman was a frequent visitor at the Myers house. Mrs. My ers said two burglars had killed her husband. She is under surveillance. The National Democratic Committee Makes a Decision. LONG SESSION HELD Concludes it Has No Power to Go Back of the Records. St. Louis, July 5. The national com mittee reported in favor of seating the Hopkins delegates in all Illinois con tests. St. Louis, July 5. The sub-committee reported to the national committee today that it was the unanimous opin ion of its members that the Hopkins delegates should be allowed to retain their seats. The report was concurred in and the Hopkins people will hold their seats unless ousted by action of the committee on credentials. This is the coniest waged by M. F. Duulap against John P. Hopkins ami Ben T. Cable as delegaies-at-large. Stnte ('(invention Supremo. The decision of the sub-committee was based on the ground that the state convention was supreme and that fights in district caucuses are not proper matters for adjudication by the national committee; that it is not the business of the national committee to go behind the records of the conven tion. The fight should, in the opinion of the committee, have been made in the state before the completion of tne record of the convention. This show ed that the Hopkins people are regu larly accredited delegates and sus tained their contention that the na tional committee did not have the right to decide the contest. Will furry It Part hrr. The Harrison and Hearst men were greatly disheartened by their defeat and announced their intention of car rying the fight before the committee on credentials and if beaten there be fore the convention itself. This state ment did not alarm the Hopkins peo ple who said the argument thai won for them before the national commit tee would hold good before the con vention. Contests in other states were re ported by various subcommittees and i heir action approved by the national committee. Context Seb-I onim II t eex. At the national committee meetine yesterday afternoon Chairman Jones announced the subcommittee which hears evidence in the contests. Among the committee were the following members: Illinois contest William J. Stone, of Missouri, chairman: Adair Wilson, of Colorado; T. I). O'Brien, of Minneso ta; Norman E. Mack, of New York; John T. McGraw. of West Virginia. Went Into Kxeeutlve SphnIoii. After a continuous session of nine hours, the sub-committee to which was submitted the evidence in 14 con tests in the state of Illinois went into executive session at midnight with ev ery indication that their verdict would be a victory for John P. Hopkins and his faction. The evidence in each case is practically the same. It related to the convention at Springfield, where Chairman Quinn was aocused of riding rough shod over the rights of two thirds of the delegates of names of men not elected or even submitted to the state caucuses as delegates to the national convention. Quinn vigorously defended his course in the state con vention, and John P. Hopkins made an elaborate defense of all his actions before and after the convention. The statement of these two gentlemen sev eral times provoked acrimonious re plies from the contestants and the de bate became so pointed at one stage that Senator Stone of Missouri, chair man of the sub-committee, suggested the gentlemen from Illinois go outside anl settle their trouble. Stone I'utx a I'oxer. Judge Thompson, of Jacksonville, made the argument for the contest ants. Judge Dunn, of Chicago, and Si Ifis K Cook, of East St. Iuis, wiio are seeking seats of Hopkins and Ca ble as delegates-at-large. He charged fraud In the proceedings of the con vention. Stone asked why, if the seats of Hopkins and Cable should be de clared vacant, the seats of the remain ing delegates-at-large should not also be declared empty, and if the proceed ings of the convention were sufficient Iv fraudulent to throw out delegates at-large they were not of a character to vititate the entire convention and leave Illinois without representation. Judge Thompson's answer was not satisfactory to the committee and they JAPS REPULSE AN ATTACK In t mm fally Defend laM In a Oennernte Kueounter in the In terior. Che Foo, July 5. Chinese, who left Port Arthur July 2, say the Japanese and Russian armies outside Port Ar thur are only separated by one mile. Sharp KlKht At Pah Tokio, July 5. Kuroki. who occu pied Maotien pass without resistance reports two battalions of Russians at tacked the Japanese outposts at dawn July 4, under cover of a dense fog. The Russians were repulsed but they returned and charged three times be fore they were finally driven off. The Japanese pursued them for three miles to the westward of Maotien pass. The Russians left 30 dead and 50 wounded on the field. The Japanese lost fif teen killed and :'. wounded. Report Denied. St. Petersburg. July 5. The rumors that Grand Duke Boris lias been ex iled to Archangel as the result of an altercation with Gen. Kuropatkin are untrue, but it is understood he has been transferred to Harbin on account of an unpleasantness with a colonel at Liao Yang. Suliiiiiirlne to IIiinnIu. St. Petersburg. July 5. The sub marine boat Protector is reported on excellent authority to be at Cronstadt. The Protector left New York June 5 tor Cork. Ireland, on board the Nor wegian steamer Fort una. It has been report i'd that the Protector will be shipped by rail to Vladivostok. Nniiiew t'onfiiNed. St. Petersburg. July 5. The Japan ese still hold Dalin Pass while the Russians have captured Oudalin Pass. . similarity oi names ion to ttie pre mature report of the Japanese retreat from Dalin Pass. Maj. (Jen. Mistchenko is harrassing and driving back the Japanese be tween Bis Yen and Kaichau. The Russian losses in killed and wounueu so iar is .s.uuti. Aiany more have been in the hospital, but no epi demics have been reported. THOMAS F. KIELY IS THE CHAMPION Irishman Best All-Around Athlete Clark Forced to Withdraw St. Louis. Mo.. July 5. Thomas F. Kiely of Ireland won the all-around championship of the World from five other noted athletes in the games held yesterday under the auspices of the A. A. I. The final score was as fol lows: Thomas Kiely. 6086 per cent ; Adam B. Giinn, Buffalo, 5,907 per cent ; T. Truxton Hare. University of Pennsyl vania. 5,813 per cent; John J. Hallow ay, Greater New York Irish Athletic association. 5.27:! per cent. Ellery II. Clark, of Boston and John Grieg of Philadelphia also started in the events, but Clark was taken sick during the hammer throw and left the competition. ilrieg dropped out dur ing the pole vault, his score up to that time be ing too low to give him a place. Clark, who was the holder of the world's championship, was showing well and would doubtless have been placed had he not been forced to re- lire. pressed him closely as to why no fight was made on tne floor of the conven tion against Hopkins and Cable and why he did not make his protest at the time the work was done. The commit tee adjourned without taking final ac t ion. Fourth of July Quarrel English. Ind., July 5. One man was killed and two others were Wounded in a Fourth of July quarrel at Birds eye yesterday afternoon. Thomas Nelson, the city marshal, shot Robert Oxley and Stillnian Cunimings and was himself wounded in the thigh while trying to stop the quarrel and arrest the combatants. Cunimings is dead and Oxley is dying from a wound in the stomach. Nelson has disap peared. Race With Fire East St. Louis. 111., July 5. With the rear of the dining car at the end of the train blazing furiously, the Van dalia fast mail ran into the yards yes terday morning at the rate of a mile a minute. The burning car was de tached and pulled to a side track, and the city fireman put out the flames. The fire started from a hot box on the rear axle. The train was stopped and the crew found it impossible to stop the flames, so a race to this city was made. Brings Ants Here New Orleans, July 5. Professor O. F. Cook has arrived from Guatemala with 4,000 ants which will be used to exterminate the boll weevil WAS STRUCK Captain States Norge Did Not Founder on Rockall. SAVED BY A MIRACLE Went Down With Ship, But Came to the Surface. London, July 5. Of 771 souls board the steamer Norge. 128, eluding Cut Gundel. are known on in to have been saved up to this hour. One of the children died in the lifeboat that brought others to safety. For the missing 646 persons small hopes arc entertained. The horrors of the wreck itself grow with each survivor's account, ('apt. Gundel's statement, which reads like an affidavit from the dead, for he went down with his ship, maintains the Norge struck a sunken rock IK miles south of Rockall. The 102 survivors are spending the nighl at Stornoway, mans of them in the hospital. The majority of the 20 landed at Grimsby have arrived at Liverpool, from where they will sail on the Cunard line steamer Saxonia which leaves tomorrow for Boston. Vessels are searching in the vicinity of Rockall for survivors. The chief hope lies in Gundel's statement that, seven boat loads got safely away. Cant, (.mulct Story. Stornoway. Scotland. July Thirty two survivors of the ill fated steamer Norge were landed here yesterday by the British steamer Curon. The sur vivors were all in a pitiful condition. Many were taken to the hospital and most of t hem hail to he carried ashore. Among those on board the Energlo was Capt, Gundel. of the Norge. lie says that after the vessel struck ho gave orders to the passengers to put on life belts and get into the boats. Seven boat loads got away. He says he went down with tho steamer and his right leg got jammed between two stanchions and was very much injured. When he rose to the surface he noticed a number of bodies floating. After swimming about 20 minutes he came across Second En gineer Briinn. and they kept company an hour and a half, when they reach ed the life boat Noel. They were tak en aboard anil he took command and steered for St. Kilda, 150 miles dis- ant. Continuing, he said: ill In RffsarS "Saturday morning we saw a large schooner-rigged steamer about four miles distant. We put up a blanket on an oar. but the steamer passed on without taking any notice of us. Sun day morning a bark passed some dis tance off. but with -the same result. At about 12 o'clock Sunday land was sighted, and the drooping spirits of all were revived. It proved to be St. Kilda. Some time afterwards a steam er was noticed coming from the west bearing down upon our boat. She proved to be the Energie. and at o'clock we were safe on board." DRIFT 36 H0UR8 OH LAKE IN A DISABLED LAUNCH Chicago, July 5. After drifting on the lake ::; hours on a disabled steam launch, the Lena. W. H. Kauffman. 5512 Madison avenue, and his guest, O. T. James, 1716 Michigan avenue, yesterday were rescued by life savers. The men were weak from hunger when taken ashore. Says She Shot Herself Marion, Ind., July 5. The body of Martha Terrell, aged 80, was found yesterday in a grove near Gas City. Everett Athens, aged 27, has been ar rested pending an investigation. Ho admits he was with the woman when she met death, but says she shot her self. It is said she wished to marry Athens, but he objected and a quarrel resulted. Lake Geneva Yacht Burned. Williams Bay, Wis., July 5. Tracy C. Drake's private steam yacht, tho Princess Kainlani, was burned to the water's edge early yesterday while moored off Mr. Drake's summer homo on Geneva lake. It Is thought the boat was struck by lightning. Sho cost $G,000. Considerate Papa. At the end of thirty years Hiram baa accumulated a fortune. Ilia wife and daughter were delighted, "for," said they, with becoming modesty, "we now not only have money enough to cut a splurge, but poor, dear papa Is too broken down to appear among the beat I people." Life