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ROCK ISLAND ARGU
LAST EDITION. 4:30 O'CLOCK. VOL. LIII. NO. 296. ROCK ISLAND, ILL,., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1901. PRICE TWO CENTS. JAPS MEET ACCIDENTS ON RAIL US FAST IN POLAR SEA H. G. PAYNE IS STRIGKE KNOCKED EYES OUT DESIRE A REPULSE Russian Reports Say Haifa Dozen Men Killed and Others Hart by Railway Trains. Ziegler Expedition Not Heard From Victims of Wheaton Real Kstate Man for a Year, but No Fears Are Felt. Find Pet Phrase Liter ally True. THE NATION Stoessel Again Wins. A SIX DAYS' FIGHT Preparations Complete for At tack on Kuropatkin's Forces. St. Petersburg, Sept. 20. The gen t;iI staff has received news that in a general assault on Port Arthur from Sept. 20 to 20, the Japanese were ev erywhere repulsed. From a reliable source the Asso ciated Press hears sharp fighting has occurred near Mukden resulting in the Japanese driving Kuropatkin's out posts back. Important dispatches have been received and transmitted to the emperor. They are believed to con firm the Associated Press information. TIi' general staff, however, is unable at present to go beyond the positive assurance that the main Russian army is still at Mukden. liixli In Iinuilnrnt. Mukden. Sept. P.O. Preparations for an active forward movement of the Japanese now seem to have been com pleted and a serious collision is re garded as imminent. KilrnHk nt AliclrrM. Algiers. Algeria. Sept. :;. The Rus sian volunteer fleet steamer Swolensk has arrived here from Port Said. She will take l.loo tons of coal on board and will await orders. St. Petersburg. Sept. :W. The report that Japan and Russia have arranged a direct exchange of news regarding prisoners of war without the intermed iary of the United States and France Js conformed. h-fo ltrMrn DImtmIIIcI. In view of the fact that advices have been received from the Russian con sulate at Chefoo saying the Japanese assaults on Port Arthur Sept. 20 to 20 were successfully beaten off the au thorities at the war office discredit the Chefoo report that the Japanese have captured the main forts at Port Arthur. Swrll l.nMNFM l.'.IKHI. Information of the war office proves the Japanese Josses during the siege have been 4.1.00U killed or wounded. .KM-n nt Port Arthur 3.MM. liondon. Sept. :'.'. The Shanghai correspondent of the Daily Telegraph quotes a 'Japanese officer as saying that the Japanese killed and wounded at Port Arthur considerably exceeds So.fHio. Japaner.e military authorities are oT the opinion that it will be use less to throw away more lives in as saulting the fortress, and that it will be better to institute a regular siege. The Japanese arsenals are said to be working night and day turning out 12 inch howitzers and larger guns. Some batteries of 12 inch guns recently reached the besiegers. enni-l Itrportt-tl Sunk. liondfm, Sept. "0. An unauthenti rated report is eurrent here that thc Russian shore batteries on the Island of Saghalirn sank a Japanese sailing vessel with 172 persons on board. Only three saved themselves by swimming ashore. Mny Itnlae Vnrt.-ic. Seoul. Sept. SO. It is expected that the raising of the Russian cruiser Var iag. which was sunk off hcmulpto on Feb. :. witl be successfully completed today Friday). Ilolfl Only Ibrer Korln. Chefoo. Sept. ;". A communication from Port Arthur has been received by a Russian resident here stating that the Japanese possess all the principal fortifications around Port Arthur, ex cept those on Golden hill. Kikwanshan and l.iautishan. which the Russians still hold. The approach to the west lort is still open, but the movements of the Japanese are slow and cautious, owing to the fact that the ground is extensively mined. The Golden hill forts are being lom larded at a range of two miles and a half by guns mounted on the Kusassi flats. The l.iautishan forts are being bombarded at a range of ony a mile t'tui a half. The end. it is asserted, cannot be much longer delayed, al though the Japanese are suffering greatly from fatigue. The most experienced veterans are betas; employed in the desperate as saults. Their bravery and patriotic ar dor are wonderful. Japanese guns now search every part of Port Arthur, causing universal havoc. The water condensing appara tus on Golden hiil has been destroyed by shell fire. The Japanese hold the reservoir. The fleet remains in the harbor. Itaalana 1mm I .CM Ml Mrn. St. Petersburg, Sept. JO. It is re- FOUR TRAMPS ARE STRUCK Walking on the Track in Maryland Iowa Man Killed at Kewanee. Frederick, Md., Sept. CO. At Catoc tin switch, on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad near here, four .nlen, sup posed to have been tramps, were killed and one seriously injured by a train while walking on the track. Trnin Crew Mny Die. Braintree. Mass.. Sept. 30. A pas senger train on the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad was wreck ed yesterday on an embankment about a mile west of South Braintree. En gineer William Adams will die and Fireman Edward Cook lost both legs. The passengers were badly shaken up, but none of them was seriously hurt. TrnloK rnxhi Two Hart. Scranton, Pa., Sept. 30. Fireman James Flanagan of Middletown. N. Y., was fatally crushed and Engineer Ed Vickers of Carbondale. Pa., seriously injured in a head-in collision of coal trains yesterday near Preston Park, on the Scranton division of the On tario & Western railroad. Both en gines and 40 cars were wrecked. The other trainmen escaped by jumping. Misunderstanding of orders is said to have caused the wreck. Victim nt Kmnnrr. Kewanee, 111., Sept. 30. David Nich ols, who recently came here frrm Mount Pleasant. Iowa, was killed by a train yesterday. He was 30 years old. Hull IX-rnll Trnin. Ashlnd. Wis.. Sept. 30. A bull be longing to a farmer at Dauby, a small station near Mason, charged an Oma ha freight train yesterday. The bull was thrown off the track and up the embankment, which was steep at this point. He rolled back down again un der the cars, derailing six of them. Traffic was delayed six hours and pas senger trains had to transfer passen gers until the wreckage was cleared away. SLAY GOVERNOR OF A MOROCCO STATE People of Surrounding Tribes Invade Arzila and Massacre the Inhabitants. Tangier, Morocco, Sept. 30. The governor of Arzila has been murder ed at Arzila by the people of the sur rounding tribes. The slayers released the prisoners at Arzila and killed many of the townspeople. Great alarm prevails. ported here that the Japanese have by successful countermining at Port Ar- hur annihilated l.eoo Russian soldiers. The Japanese spy services extend even into Port Arthur, whence every movement of the Russian ships is re ported promptly to the Japanese. The latter have so perfected their block ade that not even a junk can pass. while reinforced by all ships possible o be placed at his disposal. Admiral Togo has taken measure to prevent Yi ten's fleet from escaping, even ta neutral ports. The report to the effect that Kuro- patkin has been instructed to give bat tle at Mukden is untrue. Further con- est there is unlikely. A feeling of uneasiness, aroused here iwing to trie lacK ot eiennue news from Port Arthur and from Gen. Kuro- patkin. is growing rapidly. What adds to the tension is the fact that all re ports coming in are of an unfavorable nature. Tints it is reported that enor mous bands of Chinese bandits, well equipped, are Only awaiting the mo ment Kuropakt in's army is engaged to work havoc on its rear, while the Chi nese have developed and are operating night and day a spy service in favor of Japan. DELEGATES TO JURISTS' CONVENTION ARGUE ABOLITION St. Iuis. Mo.. Sept. 30. A discus-! sion of the merits of the jury system in civil actions was precipitated in the universal congress of lawyers and jurists, in s ssion at the world s fair. yesterday and some of the delegates took the position that the entire sys tem was wrong and should be abol ished. The discussion grew out of a paper on "The Trial of Civil Action." by Yice Judge Gustav E. Sohlerants of Stockholm. Sweden, in which he referred to the different methods of jury trial. The paper was discussed by Alfred Nerincx. professor of law in the University f lxmvain. Belgium. "I beg pardon for mentioning this in America." said M. Merincx. "but I do not believe in civil jury" trials. In the first place, the difficulty of secur ing a good jury in the best cases is extreme. The duty of serving in civil TOBUTT IN Petition for Intervention in Congo Free State. PRESENTED ROOSEVELT Numerously Signed by Promi nent Men of Eng land. Washington. Sept. 30. A petition calling upon the president to inter vene in the affairs of the Congo Free State in the interest of civilization was presented to President Roosevelt to day by the person to whom it had been intrusted, E. D. Morel. Noted Men Slcn, The petition is numerously signed by men whose names are known throughout the world. The signers appear to be about evenly divided between the conserva tive and liberal parties in England. BITTERNESS AMONG THE STATE FAIR OFFICIALS Action of St. Louis Board Mars the Opening of the Illinois Exhibition. Springfield, 111., Sept. 30 The Illi nois state fair opened yesterday with a light attendance. The exhibits are incomplete, and for this reason no ceremonies were attempted. Heavy additions to the horse, cattle and swine exhibits were received yesterday. There is much bitterness here be cause the St. Louis officials have not changed the date of Illinois week at the world's fair. Frotests sent to President Francis by Gov. Yates, the state board of agriculture, the city cotmcil and the Business Men's asso ciation have not been answered. Springfield and Carlinville have de clined to cooperate in the observance of the days designated for them at St. IiOuis, and other central Illinois cities will be asked to do likewise. DEMOCRATS RUN HIS TRAIN Nominees of Opposite Party Guide Fairbanks Through Montana. Spokane.' Wash.. Sept. 30. From Helena to Spokane, Wash., Senator Fairbanks traveled yesterday, crossing the northern point of Idaho enroute. The day was more marked for its de votion to sightseeing than for speech making. The train out of Helena was in charge of a conductor and an engi neer, both of whom are candidates on the democratic ticket for the Montana legislature. In Idaho the train wa stopped at Sand Point and Rathdrum for speeches, and at both places the talking was from the rear platform of the sleeper. Sand Point being an im portant lumber point. Senator Fair banks devoted himself largely to the duty on lumber, contending that re publican policies are necessary to the proper protection of that industry. A FARMER TRIES BANKRUPTCY Seeks to Evade Payment of $5,000 for Breach of Promise. Springfield, II!.. Sept. 30 William Dunn, a larnier of Owaneco. has filed a petition in bankruptcy in the United States district court to escape a judg ment for $.Voi assessed against him for breach of marriage contract. The judgment was given in favor of Ida Denton, born Sexton, of Stonington. last December. Dunn scheduled as sets of $25 as against the judgment, which constitutes the bulk of his lia bilities. OF THE JURY SYSTEM suits has become so onerous on the community that you can not expect men of high standing, whose time is occupied with their own affairs, to give several days every few months to jury service. A civil jury is not sounder than a good, honest, well trained judge. "When you can not get nvn of high standing in the community for jury men you get nun of a lower tenor, whose judgment can not be depended upou. Most lawyers would rather go to a judge than to such a jury. I think the jury system is itself on trial today and there is every indication that the verdict of public opinion is against it In my opinion the use of juries leads to a large number of new trials. In continental Europe we hardly know what a new trial is, because we have no juries." 600 MILES FROM THE POLE W. S. Champ Sails for America to Fit Out Another Relief Ship. London, Sept. 30 After failing twice to carry relief to the Ziegler polar expedition that has been impris oned in the Arctic seas for a year, W. S. Champ, Mr. Ziegler's secretary, sail ed for New York today to fit out an other expedition, which will make an other attempt next June. Mr. Champ stated! that after leaving Yardo, Norway. Ajig. C, the relief steamer, the Frithjof. first encountered tremendous gales. After meeting with an ice pack it steamed as rapidly as possible until it reached almost 79 de grees of north latitude, when the drift ice drove it back. Drlvrn llini liy After endeavoring to find another passage the Frithjof was obliged, Sept. 14. to give up the attempt, as new ice was forming of a thickness of seven inches in 24 hours. Mr. Champ said it was just possible that the America might be able to release itself during October, but prob ably it would not be heard from until next year. He believed, however, that the members of the expedition were amply supplied with provisions. I nli en r! From for a Year. The steamer America, which was fit ted out at the expense of Mr. Ziegler, entered the Arctic circle more than a year ago. and since the beginning of September, 1903, has not been heard from. The America is under the com mand of Anthony Fiala, whose plan was to form a secondary base in Prince Rudolph Iind, after sailing across to Franz Joseph land, and from there follow an overland route to the pole. The estimated distance is a little more than COO miles, and the explorer hoped to accomplish the journey in about seventy days. He had with him a party of 35 men. HAS THE CABINET WELL UNDER WAY Roosevelt Arranges to Have Hay Continue as His Right Hand Man. Chicago, Sept. 30. In an interview here today President Wheeler of the University of California said he was informed while in Washington by- President Roosevelt that John Hay has definitely decided to remain at the head of the state department should Roosevelt be elected in November. JUMPS GROM FAST MAIL TO SECURE HIS LIBERTY Alonzo J. Whiteman, Under Arrest for Forgery, Makes Desperate Es cape From Detectives. Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 30 Alonzo J. Whiteman. who was arrested in St. Louis Sept. 25 on a charge of forgery and was being brought to this city by detectives, jumped from the fast mail some distance east of here and es caped. The conductor, it is reported. refused to stop the train until it reach ed a suburb of this city. The detec tive who had Whiteman in charge went back to search for their prisoner. BOTH NOMINEES HELD RIGHT Court Upholds Each Contestant for Senatorial Nomination. Joliet, 111., Sept. 30. Judges Ruth and Haven, in the case of William A. Bowles and Clinton E. Ti. Cutler, con testants for the democratic nomination from the 51st senatorial district, last night decided that both certificates were filed in due form and that the ob jections of each were overruled. The certificates in each case require the placing of the words "three votes" after the names, and some question has been raised as to whether the sec retary of state can place both names under the democratic appellation. LITTLE RHODY NOMINATES Democratic State Ticket Put Up Plat form Pledges Loyalty. Providence. R. I., Sept. 30. The democratic state convention yesterday renominated Gov. Garvin and a full state ticket, as follows: For Governor Lucius F. C. Garvin. For Lneutenant Governor Adelard Archambault. For Secretary of State John II. Kcenan. For Attorney General George T. Brown. For Treasurer Edmund Walker. The platform indorses the national platform adopted at St. Louis and pledges loyal suppon to the candidates for the presidency and vice presidency. "with the assurance that their election will mean the return of the govern ment of this country to constitutional and rational methods." Postmaster General Has Attack of Heart Failure. DEATH SEEMS NEAR News of Condition Suppressed in Hope of His Re covery. Washington, Sept. 30. At 1 o'clock there had been an improvement in the condition of Secretary Payne. He is now doing nicely. Washington. Sept. 30. Postmaster General Payne had a very restless night and is very weak. His condition is serious. He is resting quietly at present and is free from pain. At I'oint of Dentil. Washington. D. C, Sept. 30 Post master General Henry C. Payne is ly ing at the lKjint of death and only the most heroic medical treatment will save him. He is suffering with heart trouble. During last evening the pres ident and Mrs. Roosevelt called at the hotel to make inquiries as to the con dition of the patient. The attack occurred early yesterday morning, when Private Secretary Whitney, who is residing at the Ar lington Annex, noticed that Mr. Payne's breathing was labored, and he immediately summoned Dr. (J. L. Ma- gruder, the family physician, who found the distinguished patient in a critical condition. Ill l.If- I-pulr-! Of. His life was despaired of during the night and the early part of the day. but he rallied. Last night he was rest ing easier, but practically all hope has been abandoned and his family has been summoned to his bedside. Since his return from Wisconsin the postmaster general has been suffering with a slight cold, according to a state ment given out at the post office depart ment. He was at his desk Saturday morning, but returned to his hotel in the afternoon. He did not appear at the department at all Monday, but spent a short time at the department Tuesdas morning and attended the cabinet meeting, returning to his hotel in the afternoon. On Wednesday he was at the department a short time in the morning, but did not return after luncheon, and since has been confined to his hotel. Keep Ilia 'on ri it Ion Secret. The extremely critical condition of the postmaster general was carefully concealed until it was feared it could not be safely done any longer. Dr. P. M. Rixey. surgeon general of the navy, was called in consultation with Dr. Magnifier, and last night the following bulletin was made public: "The postmaster general has not been feeling well for several days and recently decided symptoms of heart trouble developed. These were severe during last night an 1 the early portion of today. He responded to the reme dies employed and is resting easier to night." Powerful restoratives wire adminis tered by the physicians and they tfwtk effect. Dr. Magnifier remained at the hotel all of last night and will remain at the sick chamber in case the pa tient may suffer a relapse. Mr. I'ayne "itrly lrnnt ruled. Mrs. Payne is nearly prostrated by the acknowledged seriousness of her husband's condition. Coachman is Awarded $3,200. Uifhk-ford. Me., Sept. 30. The coachman of David Walker, a St. Louis multimillionaire, was awarded $3,200 for assault upon him by his employer, in the circuit court here. CLOSES BIG DEAL IN ESTATE BY WIRELESS WHILE IN MIDOCEAN New York, Sept. 3". When it be. came known yesterday that Jefferson M. Levy had sold a plat of over Z) lots fronting on the Harlem river, some surprise, was expressed that so large a deal could be put through in the interval since the ex-congressman's return from Europe on Sunday. Mr. Ia?vv was explaining it to his friends. "There is nothing remarkable about it," he said. "I just used the wireless on shipboard, so all the details of the deal were out of the way, and all I had to do when I arrived was to put my name to the contract. They use the wireless on everything, so I thought I'd try it on real estate. He fore the St. Paul left Southampton I had received an offer for this prop erty by cable and replied it was not satisfactory. DEFRAUDED OUT OF $41,000 Money Was Spent in the Usual Way on High Living and the Races. Chicago, Sept. 30. E. J. Lewis, at torney, real estate dealer, and resi dent of heat on. disappeared from his home Tuesday. An investigation of his accounts, started before his sudden departure, last night showed an alleg ed shortage of $11,000. and a full ex amination is expected to show a larger amount. This money was obtained, it is charged, by the sale of forged trust deeds and notes to many persons in heat on. Lewis' father left an estate estima ted at $100,000. He had eight children, among whom the property was divided. When 11 J. Lewis came into his share, therefore, he found that, although he always had been considered as a mem ber of a rich family, he himself was in moderate circumstances. , ttepiitetl a Slirrnil llenler. Opening a real estate office in Wheat on, he soon gained the namo of being a shrewd dealer. Because of his family connections he had the con fidence of the residents of the city. Widows and retired farmers went to him to loan their savings, and he did a large business. "I've got a loan that will knock your eye out." was his favorite phrase, as. speaking rapidly, he addressed a busi ness man of the community. "Gilt edge farm land, first mortgage, high interest take it?" The investigation revealed how many had their "eyes knocked out." Dupli cate trust deeds to which, it is charged, were forged the names of the borrow ers were made out in many instances, it is said, and sold as genuine. I'ree Spender. The residents of Wheaton say that Lewis needed the money. He went to the races, it is said, and tried to pick the winners, although it made little difference to him if he lost. He gave wine suppers that were the talk of Wheaton. He dressed well and appar ently spared himself nothing. FLOOD SWEEPS COLORADO TOWN Trinidad Caught in Rise of River And Much Damage Is Done. Denver, Colo.. Sept. 30. Extensive damage is reported done at Trinidad las! night by a flood of the Las Animas river. Wires in the vicinity are down, and communication with the city is cut off. All bridges about the city are said to be washed away. The Santa Fe depot is wrecked. As far as known no lives were lost. At the oflioes of the Colorado South ern it is said the reservoir at Trinidad went out this morning. The damage is not known. It is now reported four persons were killed and IS missing. COLORADO WOULD ANNEX BIG STRIP OF KANSAS Hope is to Solve Part of Irrigation Problem by Moving State Line to the Eastward. Pueblo. Colo.. Sept. 30. A solution of 'the Kansus-(3olorado water suit is suggested in the annexation of a strip of th1? western portion of Kansas about loo l dies to the state of Colorado. Agita'ion alontr this line has already st arte 1, and politicians in Kansas and Colons do are making every effort to Set a iiill through the legislatures of both suites whereby the western por tion of Kansas can be taken into Colo rado. The strip of country is the arid region of the state, where the irriga tion pro' lem is of the greatest import ance to the residents. NEW YORK REAL "Just a few minutes before we were leaving Cherbourg another cable dis patch for me was brought aboard con taining a better offer, but before it could reach me the ship had started. "in luidooean I think it was on Wednesday we came up with the lm bria and sailed alongside nearly all day until some U-miorary trouble with the engine made it. necessary to stop our fchip. The I'mbria began to draw away and. knowing offers for real es tate are not kept open indefinitely, I just had a message Hashed over to the Cunard-T addressed to the brokers who made the offer: "Accepted, draw contracts.' "Soon after the I'mbria was in com munication with a land station on this side and the message, was repeated and b'.nt on to this city." Senator Hoar of Massa chusetts Finally Passes Away. LAST ILLNESS LONG Member of Senate Continuous ly Since the Year 1877. Worcester, Mass.. Sept. 30. Senator George V. Hoar died at '2.15 o'clock this morning. The end came peace fully after several days of unconscious ness. All the members of the family were at the bedside when the end came. Senator Hoar has been in the United States venule since 1S77. He was be loved in Massachusetts as no other man. Thousands disagreed with him, bur they admitted his honesty, his fear lessness and his admirable candor. His ancestors were helpers in the building of the nation. His father. Samuel Hoar, and his grandfather, Capt. Samuel Hoar, were big men in their day. The latter was in the revo lutionary war and also served In the state legislature. The father of the senator was a lawyer of special genius. HI i:nrlv 'ir-T. Senator Hoar was born in Concord Aug. ISL'fi. He was educated at Concord academy and at Harvard col lege, from which he was graduated In IMG. He studied law at Harvard Law school and was admitted to the bar at Worcester, where he was soon chosen as city solicitor and as president of the city library trustees. In LSTil he was elected to the Mas sachusetts legislature, and in 1S5C to the slate senate. In IStiX he was sent to congress and was reelected to tho three following congresses, but declin ed renomination finally. He was then chosen senator from Massachusetts. Oltlrr lie I lllc.l. He was an overseer of Harvard col lege from 1 ST-v to 1SS0; he presided over the Massachusetts state republi can conventions of 1X71, 1S77, 1S82 and 1 SS.1. He was a delegate to the; na tional republican conventions of 1 S7 at Cincinnati, and of 1 SS, 1KS1 and 1SSS at Chicago. He was one of the managers of the Iiclknap impeachment trial in lK7l and a member of the elec toral commission in the same year. At various times he had been regent of the Smithsonian Institution, trustee of Leicester academy and of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology, president and vice president of the American Anti quarian Historical society, American Historical society and the Historic Genealogical society. The degree! of LL.D. was conferred em him by Wil liam and Mary, Amherst, Harvard and Vale. Wit mi nt l-Impr rlalixl. Senator Hoar was an anti-imperialist, as everyone knows. He fought tho re-publican administ rat ion's policy in the Philippines with unceasing vehemence. He believed that once tho war with Spain was over thero should be no conquest of lanrbs or peo ple's. His antagonism to the ioIiey of the party on the Filipinos was always earnest and dignified. iiII-im'- I'rom I'r-Hllrnt. Worceste-r, Seit. ::t. Rock wood Hoar today received the following mes sage from President Roosevelt: "Accept my most profound sympa thy. The loss is not yours only but of all those who believ' iti a lofty stan dard of purity, integrity and fearless ness in public life." IJoston. Sept. ". The gove rnor has issued a proclaiiiat ion elire-cting thf; state ilepartments be closed on Mon day, the day of the funeral of Senator Hoar and re-que-st ing that, flags throughout the state bo half-mastei. REDSKINS HOLDING AN OLD FASHIONED POWWOW Members of Snake Tribe Opposed to Land Allotment Make Demonstra tion Near Ardmore, I. T. Ardmore, I. T.. Sept. 20. A band of Snake Indians has gathereei In tho belts near Antlers and is holding a big pow wow. The Indians are op posd to tlx- allotment of land now being mad? by the Iiawcs commission, and there may be trouble. The Snakes have revived the ancient custom of dancing to ward off evil spirits. Stringer Speaks at Newton. Newton. III., Sept. ?,). The demo cratic rally here yesterday wag ad dressed by LiwrTicc Stringer, who loke in the courthouse yard for about one hour, and then left for OIney. Thomas Tlppit, legislative candidate, also spoke.. .