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LAST EDITION. 4:30 O'CLOCK. ROCK ISLAND, ILL., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1004. VOL. LI 1 1. NO. 305. PRICE TWO CENTS. ADVANCE IS CHURCH BETRAYED FRENCH WOULD NOT TWO DIE TOGETHER LWART PLAY GERMAN AIR AT ASTAND Mormon Leader Declares Itepubll cans Hare Bartered fur Elec toral Vote of Utah. Sentiment Cause of a Double Suicide Military Musical Organization Balks of Girls at Bucking ham, III. at "Die Wacht am Rhein" And is Arrested. ROCK TOT AND GRAND JURY IS CHARGED GEORGIA! STA AR UT V -A i Japanese Reported to Have Given Kuropat kin a Check. POSITION IS RETAKEN Russians Across the Hun Mine Sinks Mikado's Gunboat. Mukden, Oct. 11. A desperate fight is now in progress six miles north of Yentai. Tokio. Oct. 11. It is reported the Russians crossed the Hun river and attacked Kuroki's forces, capturing a position which Japanese, strongly re inforced, recaptured and reoccupied. The Japanese it is reported checked the Russian advance. It is said the losses on both sides were heavy. Offi cial confirmation of these reports is uuobtaina ble. V. n kk rmciit (irnrrat. Tokio, (Jet. 11. It is reported the Russians have crossed the Hun river in heavy force and are aggressively attacking the Japanese forces which were moving northward. A general engagement is said to be in progress. Kuropittkln Hfiiril From. St. Petersburg. Oct. 11. Kuropat kin has telegraphed the emperor that the Russian vanguard is now in con tact with the Japanese who are within gunshot. Scouts are skirmishing along the entire line. Japn I. it (aunltmit. Tokio, Oct. 11. The Japanese gun boat Heyen struck a mine in Pigeon bay west of Port Arthur Sept. IS and sank. Nearly V,(Hi, her complete com plement C'f men, were drowned. Action nt Yrntnl. St. Petersburg, Oct. 11. It is report ed that a severe action has occurred near Yentai. 12 miles north of Liao yang. The result is not known, .la on (live V. London. Oct. 11. The Japanese ap parently are giving way at all points before Kuropatkin's advance south ward tront Mukden. Oyama has giv en up nearly every strong position lie lias held north and east of Liao yang. almost without a struggle. It is believed, however, that Oyama will not retreat farther than his strong ly intrenched positions around Liao yang. Ovniiin lln ZUO.tMiO. According to the estimates of the war office at St. Petersburg Oyama's total strength is about 2f,0.(itni men, ot which llio.noo are posted between the Hun river, to the west, and Rentsia putze eastward, the remainder being held in reserve at Liaoyang. Kuropat kin has nine army corps, giving him a slight superiority in numbers. Think IliiHIc In Nrnr. St. Petersburg. Oct. 11. A battle upon which the fate of this year's cam paign in Manchuria depends seems only a few days ahead. Advices from the front are meager. All that is posi tively known officially is that lien. Kuropatkin has about faced his army and is marching against the enemy. According to unofficial reports Field Marshal Oyama. at the first sign of (Jen. Kuropatkin taking the offensive, began drawing in his line and concen trating mion fortified positions north of Liaoyang. According to the latest reports from Mukden, the Japanese out posts are being driven in all along the line. Kiiropntkin'M IMana Srcrrl. All surmises as to where Gen. Kuro paikin intends to strike are mere guesswork. Is is not clear whether Gen. Kuropatkin contemplates a blow on the left, center, or right of the Japanese army, but the fact that stress :s paid upon the capture of Bentsia- putze. which opens the road and fords to Bensihu. 2' miles oast of Liaoyang where Gen. Kuroki crossed, and that Cossacks are already repotted in the neighborhood of the stream, might foreshadow an exact reversal of the battle of Liaoyang, this time the Ru sian commander flanking and turning Liaoyang with his left, as Field Mar shal Oyama did with his right. tVrnknrna f Jap l.lnra. Officers of the general staff, while not underestimating the heavy task and severe sacrifices that are involved1 in assuming the offensive, neverthe Jess express absolute confidence that Gen. Kuropatkin has found a weak point in the Japanese armor. The advance is attributed to a realization by (Jen. Kuropatkin of the difficulty the Japanese have encountered in mak ing good their losses at Liaoyang and replenishing their supplies and ammu nition, or possibb- to the drawing oft of a portion of the Japanese troops to reinforce Gen. Xogi in a desperate SIMILAR DEAL MADE IN '96 But Could Not Be Delivered Ad dress at Meeting of Gen tiles. Salt Lake. Utah, Oct. 11 In the most remarkable speech ever deliver ed in Utah, former Senator Frank Can non, one of the most prominent Mor mons in the country, declared that the republican party leaders had entered into a bargain with the heads of the Mormon church whereby the electoral vote of the state is to be delivered to Roosevelt. Cannon was the chief orator at a meeting of the American party, which has just been organized by republican and democratic gentiles to oppose the domination of the Mormon church in the political and state affairs of Utah. His speech has created a panic in Mormon circles. He said: Fulled to Carry Out Harnnin. "In 1S9G a senator of the United States came to Utah in behalf of the republican party and bargained with the ecclesiastical ixjwer for the deliv ery of the electoral vote of Utah and surrounding states. It was impossible to carry out the bargain at that time. "In 190U another emissary from the republican national party came to Utah and made the same bargain for the electoral vote, and the bargain was executed and Utah, which four! years previously had given 51.000 ma jority for Bryan out of a total vote of SO.OOO, turned over to the republican party at ecclesiastical dictation. II:irt:iin Kt'pcii t'l. "This year similar bargains have been made. Before the death of the lamented Hanna. President Roosevelt became fearful that Senator Kearns would take a Hanna delegation to the Chicago convention, and the bargain was made by which if Senator Smoot would take a Rtosevelt delegation to Chicago the Smoot investigation, then appointed to be renewed at Salt Lake City in the summer, would be post poned until after election. That bar gain was carried out at both ends. I .Another Nrfiirlou llnrsiiiin. "Since that time, and quite recently. another emissary has appeared, prop erly accredited from high authority at "Washington, who has bargained here for the delivery of the electoral vote of this state to the Roosevelt ticket. and the chairman of the republican party of Utah boasts that he will get two Mormon democrats to vote that ticket for every republican gentile who joins the American party. And this is the way they will attempt to carry out this nefarious trade." BABE BORN TWENTY MINUTES IS VACCINATED Mother and Two Other Children Ill With Smallpox in Hospital at the Time. Chicago. Oct. 11. Blinking and won dering what all the excitement was about, a tiny baby, the first ever born in the Isolation hospital, hail her arm scratched with a vaccine point 20 min utes after her birth. Mrs. Lizzie Mor ris, the infant's mother, and her two other children were taken with small pox Sept. 22 and removed to the hos pital. Wabash Earnings Increased. St. Iuist Mo.. Oct. 11. The annual report of the directors of the Wabash railroad shows that the gross earnings were $2:.O2:?.420. an increase of $1.S2.- 797. The net earnings were $5,340.11. The total tons of freight carried were ll.713.oil and the total number of pas sengers carried wf re "S.l $2,474. endeavor to end the siege of Port Ar thur. Whatever the explanation, it is ap parent from the hasty manner in which the Japanese withdrew before the first show of Russian strength, that theit recent ostentatious preparations for an advance were largely bluff. The best opinion here is that the impending bat tie is likely to develop with startling rapidity. Ilnnninnn l.ont 1I.1.000 rn. Rome. Oct. 11. The Giodnale Di Roma has a St. Petersburg dispatch estimating the Russian casualties about Port Arthur and on the Liao Tung peninsula and in the fighting p to the evacuation of Liaoyang were 93.00O- killed, .wounded and prisoners. At Port Arthur and on the Liao Tung peninsula the Russian losses were 15. 0d0 against the first Japanese army at Kaiping and Taschikao, ami Haicheng I.Oimi. and at Liaoyang 2Vmi. in ad dition 2.00 sailors were drowned and lO.ooo soldiers and sailors taken pris oners. MILNER GIVES UP COMMISSIONER-SHIP l.ondon. Oct. 11. Lord Milner has resigned the high commissionership of South Africa on account of ill health. Federal Judge Refers to Lynching of Horace Maples. LANGUAGE VIGOROUS Duty to Return True Bills if Color of Victim Fig ured. Huntsville, Ala., Oct. 11. Judge Thomas G. Jones, in opening the 1 nit- ed States court here today, delivered a vigorous charge to the grand jury with regard to the recent lyncing of Horace Maples, colored, and the firing by a mob of the jail in which were confined federal prisoners. I'olntn to Color Line Judge Jones said in part: "If you are fairly satisfied the mob would not have murdered Maples if he had been a white man, then every dictate of hu manity and justice demands that you return true bills against the members of the mob." ... FIFTY MEN DIE IN A COLLAPSE Fall of Building Under Construction at Santiago, Chile, is Disastrous. Santiago, de Chile, Oct. 11. By the collapse of a building in the course of construction here yesterday 50 men were killed. WALC0TT ENTERS POLITICS Colored Pugilist Announces Candidacy for Executive of Maiden, Mass. Boston, Mass., Oct. 11. Joe Walcott. the colored pugilist, has announced his candidacy for the mayorality of Maiden. 12 miles from Boston. He has been a resident of that city for some time and pays $lou taxes. WALTER WELLMAN TAKEN- TO TASK FOR COLORADO MINE WAR LETTERS I'llICWCiO I'KDEKATIOX OF I.AHOIl I'lBLlSIIKN A . Kit IKS F I.KTTKHS KXCII A N'fiKIl HV ITS MXHKTAIt V WITII ItKCOIl-Hi:itAI.I (OltItIIM.M)KXT AMI KKSOLITIONS A IMlTi:il. Chicago, Oct. 11 Walter Wellman, the correspondent, who is now in In diana devoting his time to an effort to carry the state for the republican ticket has met with a rebuke at the hands of local labor organizations. The Chicago Federation of Labor through its president, William G. Schardt. and its secretary. Ed X. Xock els. with the sanction and approval of its executive board and the legisla tive committee, has made public a se ries of letters between the federation anil Mr. Wellman. in respect to Mr. Weliman's statements regarding the Colorado mining strike as published in his correspondence to the Record- Herald last August. This correspondence between the Federation of Labor and Mr. ell- man, saui secretary Aurwis, is en out for the purpose of exposing the real intent of Weliman's Colorado write-up and to prove to the enemies of labor that its friends can not te divided when questions of such vital interest to liberty and mankind are involved." Following is the correspondence in full: Letter to Wellmna. Chicago.. Aug.. 22. lftOL Mr. Walter Wellman. Chicago Record- Herald. Dear Sir: At yesterday's meeting of the Chicago Federation of Labor the inclosed resolutions were presented and passed, and the undersigned in structed to forward to you a copy with the request that you immediately complv with their contents and spirit. Our position in this matter demand? that we frankly sate to you that we shall question your integrity unless you accept our proposition and make good your charges. But while this is our frame of mind we stand ready to render every aid in our power to en able you to do so. Kindly notify us of your position and intention. Hoping for a rrompt reply 1 am. yours sincerely. E. X. XOCKELS. Secretary Chicago Federation of Lalxr Thr KrnoliitioMM. Whereas. Mr. Walter Wellman. well known newspaper correspondent was delegated by the Chicago Record Herald to write up the Colorado situa Xew York, Oct. 11. The republican Garde, the national military band of France, will return under arrest to New York from St. Louis and be quar tered on board the liner La Touraine. They are prisoners by order of the French minister of war for their re fusal to play the German national an them on German day at the world's fair last week. The band, which is composed of 02 pieces, was to have made a tour of Canada and the eastern cities of the United States before returning to Par is. When the band was asked to play "Die Wacht am Rhein both leaders and men laid down their instruments. Their action was hissed roundly. Com missary General Picard, representative of the French government at the fair, immediately went to the stand where the musicians were sulking and order ed them to play the German hymn. They did so, but with very ill grace, several of them deliberately creating a discord. This angered Gen. Picard, and he tel egraphed the war department at Paris, and the following day received an or der directing the band to return at once to France. No official of Ger -many paid any attention to the mat ter. SESSION BROUGHT TO CLOSE Illinois W. C. T. U. End a Five Days' Meeting With Medal Contest. Carbondale, 111., Oct. 11. The an nual meeting of the Illinois Women's Christion Temperance Union yester day closed a session of five days at Murphysboro. The diamond medal was won by Allen Atchison of Upper Alton, the only male contestant. The new officers are: President Miss Marie D. Brehm, Chicago. Vice President Mrs. Lucie B. Lyng, Peoria. Corresponding Secretary Mrs. Min nie B. Horning, Evanston. Recording Secretary Mrs. L. Belle Goodman. Campaign. Treasurer Miss Amelia Cram, Hills be ro. Auditor Mrs. Ella S. Stewart. Dies From Effects of Fall. Grand Junction. Colo., Oct. 11. Frank Van Fleet, an aeronaut, is dead from injuries received in falling from a balloon. tion ostensibly for said paper, but in reality for political campaign pur ses; and. Whereas, Said Wellman has seen fit, in the interest of his employers. to suppress the facts and attempt to confuse the minds of the American people as to the principal questions at issue in that bleeding state; and. Whereas, Said Wellman also at tempts very ingeniously and with tre mendous ability to divide the labor movement of that state particularly, and of all other states generally, as to the responsibility for its present and immediate past condition; and. Whereas. Said Wellman loldly charges President Charles H. Mover and Secretary William Haywood of the Western Federation of Miners with the "moral responsibility" of all that has transpired and offers to "convict them before a jury composed of the leaders of the decent, honorable or ganizations of the country." therefore. be it Resolved, That we call this bluff and demand that W. Wellman and his em ployers immediately make good before the political campaign is on. Resolved. That we invite these ac cusers of organized labor to select a jury of 12 prominent men from the la bor organizations of the country. Resolver. That the Chicago Federa tion of Labor will pay the hall rent for said jury trial, and, notwithstanding a jury selected by themselves, we chal lenge them to prove the charges. E. X. XOCKELS, Secretary Chicago Federation of Labor. - Approved : T. P. QFIXX. JAMES OCOXXOR. T. F. KEXXEDY. Resolutions Committee. AVrlImanM Krply. Washington, Sept. 1. 1?0. E. X. Xockels, Secretary. My Dear Sir: Your letter transmit ting copy of resolutions adopted by the Chicago Federation of I-abor has been received. You say: "We frankly state to you that we shall question your integrity unless you accept our proposition an make good your charges." The charges which I made against the leaders of the Western Federation of Miners have already been "made New $3,500,000 Bat tleship Launched at Bath, Maine. AFFAIR IS A SUCCESS Gunboat Paducah Breasts the Waves at Morris Heights. N. Y. Bath. Maine. Oct. 11. The battle ship Georgia was successfully launch ed at the Bath Iron works this after noon before a large concourse of peo ple. The Georgia belongs to the most powerful type of the largest class of battleships. The contract price was over $3,500,000. ;inilMiit I'iKliK-iili in AYnUT. New York. Oct. 11. The gunboat Paducah was launched at Morris Heights without a hitch or mishap to day. The cost of the Paducah when completed will be I'JT.'.OOO. PAYNE'S ESTATE IS ABOUT $750,000 Will Makes Wife and Sister, Cameron, Chief Bene ficiaries. Mrs. Milwaukee, Oct. 11. The will of the late Postmaster General Payne was filed for probate today. The estate is valued at three-quarters of a million. His wife and sister. Mrs. Cameron, of Jamestown, X. Y., are the chief bene ficiaries. DAVIS ON SPEAKING TOUR Democratic Candidate Starts from Bal timore cn a 10-Days' Trip. Baltimore. Oct. 11. Henry G. Da vis, democratic vice presidential can didate left Baltimore this morning on a 10-day campaigning tour in Maryland and West Virginia. good" to the satisfaction of nine-tenths of the people and press. For the Chicago Federation of Labor I have great respect, but I certainly shall not take up the Colorado ques tion again under the auspices of an organization whose officers so far for get themselves as to approach me with an offensive threat. If you or anyone else wish to "question my integrity" you are quite welcome to do so. Sincerely yours. (Signed) WALTER WELLMAX. I'el-rnlion' !tt-l. Mr. Walter Wellman, Chicago Record-Herald. Dear Sir: Yours of Sept. 1 in reply to our demand that you make good your charges published in the Record-Herald against the officers of the Western Federation of Miners, received, and submitted to the Chicago Federation of Labor at its session Sept. 4; the result being that a com mittee consisting of the undersigned was apiM)inted to answer you. : In your original charges published in the Record-Herald of Aug. 14 last you said: "Hence. I arraign Charles H. Mover and William Haywood as the men who are to be held morally tcsponsihlc for this crime against organized labor, this offense acainst our civilization. And I offer to convict them before a jury composed of the leaders of the decent. honorable labor organizations of the country. In good faith the Chicago Federation of Labor, at its session of Aug. 21, ac cepted your challenge, though feeling that it was as it has turned out to be a huge bluff for political or mercenary P'lrjxjses. We called upon ou to select your committee from the "leaders of decent. honorable labor organizations of the country." and offered to pay the ex pense of a hall for such a trial. But in your reply of Sept. 1 you say. l ne charges have already been mad'- good to the satisfaction of nine-tenths of the people and the press." Xow we submit that this is the answer of a penny-a-liner of the first water. Xo self-respecting journalist with your reputation for ability can af ford to attempt to maintain such tin attitude when called iukjii to make good charges of such a character as you have made against men of unque s- (Continu-J on I'ase Six.) VERY DELIBERATE ABOUT IT With Eye to Dramatic Effect, Pair Make Wills and Write Notes. Kankakee. 111., Oct. 11. Lulu Cook, aged 15, and Minnie I Hand, aged ID, jilted by the two young men who for a time had been attentive to them, and fearful of ridicule from the town gos sips committee, suicided together Sat urday night by poison. The two girls went about preparing to die with great deliberation and a care tor details and dramatic effect. They wrote many letters, made their wills, and did many other little things that showed how much importance they placed upon what they believed to be public opinion in the little town of Buckingham, in which they were known to everybody. Itotli ;irl Tnke Stryrlininp. The two jirls killed themselves with strychnine in the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Cook, the parents of Lulu Cook, the younger of the two girls. The young men. or rather boys, in the case are James I Hand, a brother of one of the suicides, and Henry Ferden. who had been calling upon Miss Bland. The boys declare they had no inten tion of wounding the feelings of the girls, and say they knew nothing of the suicide compact. Although they kept their plans a se cret, it is believed that the young wo men began to arrange for the suicide a month ago. Saturday morning Miss Ifland went to Buckingham for a day's visit with Miss Cook. The two spent the day in their usual manner and seemed to bo in excellent spirits. In the evening they mot young Ferden on the street. He spoke to them, but did not stop. Shortly after the two girls returned to the home of Miss Cook and both retir ed to Miss Cook's room at 10:?,o p. m. A few minutes later Miss Cook came down stairs and secured a pencil from her father. About an hour afterward Mr. Cook heard a groan from his daughter's room. M1M She In l)Illf. On entering, he saw both young women lying in bed. apparently asleep. He asked his daughter if she was sick. "I'm dying, papa." she replied. Thinking she was dreaming, he shook her. Both young women then explained that they had taken strychnine. A doctor was hurriedly sent for, but one of the girls died before his arrival, and Miss Cook passed away before he could ajply any restoratives. FAIRBANKS HEARD IN FIRST SPEECH IN IOWA Gov. Cummins in Introducing Him at Council Bluffs Makes Some Large Claims. Council Bluffs, Iowa. Oct. 11. Sena tor Fairbanks made his first Iowa speech of the campaign at Council Bluffs today before breakfast. Gov. Cummons presided and presented Fair banks assuring him Iowa would give him a larger proportion of votes than iiny other stnte in the union. JEWS IN CZAR'S ARMY ASK SOLDIER'S RIGHTS Petition Presented to New Minister of the Interior in Behalf of 27,000 Hebrews. St. Petersburg, Oct. 11. The Jews have petitioned Prince Sviatopolk Mirsky, the minister of the interior, to exte nd the imperial ukase' of Aug. 24, allowing the relatives of Jewish soldiers serving at the front to live in any part of Russia, to the families of such soldiers who are killed. The petition claims that 27.oou Jews an now serving with the army in the far east . IN WITH THE ADDICKS CROWD Republicans of Delaware Agree on Common State Ticket. Wilmington, Del., Ocr. 11 The reg ular i'i 'publicans and union or Addick?. republicans last evening agreed upon Preston Lea, of tiiis city as their can didat" for governor in place of the men nominated by their respective conventions. These two conventions will attempt to agree upon the remain der of the state ticket Wednesday. STEAMER AND CREW OF 17 MEN IS LOST - Halifax, X. S.. Oct. 11. It is reported the steamer Call was f-;unk near Xew London, P. E. I., and that the captain and crew of 17 were lot. Millard Sanders Wins. Lexington. Oct. 11. Millard Sanders won the unfinished 2:1C trot. Virtually Decide to Stop the Fight in Wis consin. ROOSEVELT IS BUSY Gets Federal Office Holders in Line for Sake of Na tional Ticket. Milwaukee, Wis.. Oct. 1 1. Beforo the week is ended it is probable that the stalwart, ticket, headed by ex-Gov. Edward Seofield. will have been with drawn, and that the gubernatorial fight will have narrowed down to Gov. Lh, Foilette and his democratic opponent. ex-Gov. George W. Peck. Senators John C. Spooner and J. V. Quarles are ready to pull down the ticket and give La Foilette a clear field. In the stand they are supported by all the federal officeholders and congressmen of ihe slate. The stal wart siate central committee. E. L. Philipp. and ex-Gov. Seofield. as well is many of the rank ?rhd file of the faction, are against pulling oil ami want to fight to a finish despite Ihe fact that they admit they cannot, win. It ' vi-lt liiwrN SiiIiiiiIm.mIoii. As the matter, stands it is safe to predict that the ticket will ronie down. It is reported that President Roosevelt and Chairman Cortelyou have taken a hand in the fight and have advised the stalwarts to yield in the interests of the national ticket. It was pointed out, it is said, with the si al wart ticket out of the way. the field for the na tional ticket is clear and nothing can stop Roosevelt in Wisconsin. Taking this view of the matter the senators and federal officials in Wisconsin are ready to give up. The question was fully riisciisd nt. an informal conference held during yesterday between such leaders as re mained over after the funeral of H. (' Payne. Senators Spooner and Quarles, E. L. Philipp, Congressman Minor, Charles Quarles, Chairman Goblin ol the state committee, and Gov. Seofield were prominent figures in the confer ence. It was fully derided to call a formal meeting of the stale o ntral committee for Wednesday, when the question will be finally settled. Mn I twirl Meet With llriiTHix. The Stalwart movement met with serious reverses during last week which has led to the probable with drawal of the ticket. First came Mr. Payne's death, then the supreme court decision, then the withdrawal of Cook, then the loss of Milwaukee county then the recognition by the national committee, and. finally, the demand of the president to stop the fight. CONTEST ON THE CONGRESS NOMINEE Secretary of State Orders Hearing by the County Clerks of the Four teenth District. Springfield, 111.. Oct. 11. (Special to The Argus.) Secretary of State Rose today issued an order to the county clerks of Rock Island, Warren. Han cock. Henderson Mclionough and Mercer counties, comprising the Four teenth congressional district, directing them to meet at 2 p. m. Monday, Oct. 17, at Macomb, and decide whether tin; nominees of the regular or Ioney factions of the democratic parly in that district for congress and number of th" state board of equalization arc- Hie regular nominees of the party. A certificate- signed by J. P. Loonoy of Rock Island, chairman, is on fib; in the office of the secretary of state cer tifying that the democratic convention nominated J. F. Uindinger of Rock Isl and for corigreos and W. A. Compton of Macomb for member of the state board of equalization, while another certificate is on file signed by John F. Scott, chairman, certifying that at a convention held at Bushnell, Oct. ', David W. Matthews of Milan, Rock Island county, was nominated for con gress and F. M. Guthrie of Viola, Mer cer county, for member of the state board of equalization, and protesting that the other convention was not reg ular. , Baby Dies Before Camera. Macon. Mo.. Oct. 11. With her In fant in her arms, Mrs. Anton! Randio entered a photograph gallery here yes terday and sat for her picture. When the camera man announced that the photograph had been taken Mrs. Ran dio made the horrifying discovery that 1 her child had died in her arms.