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fnHE WEATHEH Klr aad eomtlaaed root toaicfat Satarday. Traiarratar at 7 a. wu-, " at 3t30 p. m., o. J. M. SHERIEH, Observer. jfiEST BUSIJVESS 2) VtR TISEHS. VOL. LIV. NO. 171. FRIDAY, MAY 3, 1905. PRICE TWO CENTS. ROSPECT OF TROOPS HAS EFFECT ON STRIKE RIOTS DOMESTICS GO OUT GULATOR BILL DEAD JENKINS BEATEN CHANGES OF NAVAL CLASH AGAIN APPEAR TO BE 600 Strike of Ten Thousand Ser- vants at Tiflis in Cau casia. Ceorge Hackenschmldt, the "Russian Lion," Wins Wrestling Match ROCK RE More Peaceful Conditions Prevail in Chica go Streets. 1,500 WAGONS GO OUT Sheriff Ceases Swearing in Deputies Governor Has Not Acted. Chicago, May 5. Bluntly warned by Sheriff Barrett that troops would be asked for by him if the police and dep uty sheriffs together proved unable to control violence, the strike sympathlz ers were less in evidence about many of the strike-bound stores and stables today. Chief O'Neill today issued a general order to arrest all persons following police guarded wagons. o Oar Jr. For possibly the first time since the strike began, a caravan of "16 coal wagons manned by non-union colored, teamsters traversed the center of the city today absolutely unmolested. No one jeered as the wagons moved along the streets. Deliver MerohnmUxe. A canvass of the State street shop ping district showed that delivery, wagons were sent out today from near ly every retail store. In many cases policemen furnished with light run about buggies, accompanied the wag ons. A general resumption of delivery of goods to residences, though on a great ly restricted scale, was in decided con trast to results on the previous days when such traffic had almost reached the vanishing point. Z.IMHl Men on Duly. Two thousand men constituted the police force available for strike- duty today. With this number the police officials expected to guard 1,200 wag ons, a decided increase over yester day's total. Sheriff Token ZOO Men. Sheriff Barrett announced today pending developments, the swearing in of deputies would be confined to 200 men so as not to burden the finances of the county more than is necessary. I e Ilrlfka and Hat. Bricks and ball bats were used with blood lettting effect in Dearborn street near Nineteenth. While a score of non-union negroes were preparing to take out wagons to transfer goods they were attacked by a mob of strike sym pathisers. Several men were hurt. Harry Jameson, a bystander, had his head cut open with a baseball bat and will probably die. The police dis persed the rioters after beating many men over the head. DRIVERS OF SEVERAL NEW FIRMS GO OUT; SHEA IN STATEMENT There have been minor additions to the ranks of the strikers by the refus al of drivers of several firms not here tofore involved to deliver goods to the boycotted stores. Retail stores have increased their de liveries in the residence district, with very little interference. Scarcely any difficulty is experienced in making de livery to wholesale and retail mer chants down town. Produce dealers are talking of closing their stores be cause the express companies are still unable to deliver shipments of butter, eggs, etc., from the country. Shea Srorea Kutployera. President Shea, of the teamsters' union, issued a statement claiming the employers' association, by bringing colored men from the south, are trying to incite violence in order to crush unionism. He also scores the banks for declaring in resolutions that a state of rebellion exists in Chicago. There was less rioting than yesterday, and fewer people injured. naaka Aid Km ploy era. Chicago. May 5. The Chicago banks represented in the clearing house asso ciation threw all their influence in with the employers yesterday. After voting a subscription of $50,000 to the fund of the Employers' association the representatives of the banks at an af ternoon meeting drew up a request on Cuv. Deneen that he send state troops to preserve the peace and protect bus iness. This request was telegraphed to the governor at once. The action of the banks was prompt ed by the Employers" association, which sent a copy of the resolutions to the meeting of the clearing house. Presi dent Forgan. of the First National Lank, took up the matter with a sub committee of bank presidents, and then intrtxiuced the resolutions in the general meeting, where they were adopted unanimously. INDIANA WINS THE PRIZE IN ORATORY Iowa Second and Kansas Third in Interstate Contest at Monmouth. Monmouth, May 5. Indiana won first in the interstate oratorical con test here last night with Iowa a close second and Kansas third. J. M. Sev ers, of De Pauw university, carried off the high honor. Fred J. Clark, of Cornell college, of Mt. Vernon, for Iowa, took up the dis cussion of the "Philosophy of the Race Problem." The third honor went to Wilbur E. Broadie, of Southwest Kansas college. Severs received a cash prize of $100 and Clark was awarded a $50 prize by the judges SIXTEEN INSURANCE MEN ARE ARRESTED Clinton Agents of Ftre Companies Charged With Conspiracy to Advance Rates. Clinton, Iowa, May 5. Proceeding under a section of the Iowa code pro hibiting the formation of combinations to regulate prices. County Attorney Miller last night caused the arrest of 1G special agents of fire insurance com panies on a charge of conspiracy. The agents are accused of attempting to force local agents into a pool to ad vance insurance rates. ORION ROBBERS TO GO FREE Lawrence Sullivan Will be Released From Penitentiary Monday. Word has been received from Spring field that Lawrence Sullivan, the ban dit robber, will be released from the penitentiary Monday after having serv ed a 17-year term for the robbery of the bank at Orion, Henry county. It will be remembered that Sullivan, with Monroe and Lawrence, two other ex pert bank robbers, did the deed at Orion and that although the men were captured none of the money stolen was found. It is thought that Sullivan knows where the money is. Sullivan has Quite a record, this term being the seventh term that he has served in state penitentiaries, during which time he has made two success ful attempts at escaping. STOCKHOLDERS WILL MEET Rock River Traction Company to Vote on Stock Increase. The Rock River Traction company has issued notice calling for a special meeting of the stockholders at Proph etstown June 22 for the purpose of considering and voting on the question of authorizing the increase of capital stock of the corporation to an amount not exceeding $l,S00.ooo; also for the purHse of considering and voting on the question of authorizing the issue of $l.XO0.o0o 30 year 5 per cent gold mortgage bonds of the corporation or as much of this issue as may be found necessary. ROOSEVELT IN A NEW CAMP President Starts for New Headquar ters Today. ( ilen wood Springs. Col.. May 5. President Roosevelt hunted yesterday from the old camp on the west divide. The party was -unable to move camp because of the bad condition of the mountain trails. An early start will be made today for Garfield camp, which probably will be the last camp. WILL BRING AN EXCRRSION Rockford Committee in City Arranging For Memorial Day. Albert Erickson, P. Levahn, and James Murphy, of Rockford. a commit tee in charge of the arrangements for the excursion to Rock Island from Rockford. Memorial day, was in the city today completing arrangements with the officials of the C M. & St. P. railway. The members of the com mittee state that they expect to bring several hundred visitors to Rock Isl and memorial day. Offer Reward for Body. For the recovery of the body of Frank Ayres. who was accidentally drowned at Dixon Monday, April 10. 1905. who at the time wore black box overcoat, blue overalls and hip rubber boots, a reward of $50 will be paid by the Dixon Knights of the Globe and B. P. O. Elks. Lightning Kills Father and Son. Hillsdale. Mich.. May 5 Wylis Swift crd his son wore killed by light ning yesterday afternoon in a bare near h?re. The barn was burned and the men's bodies in it. MARTIAL LAW DECLARED Disgruntled Workmen Returning to Occupations in Some Places. Tiflis, Caucasia, May 5. Ten thous and domestic servants and waiters struck today. Martial Law Declared. Tomsk, Western Siberia, May 5. Martial law has been declared at the collieries of Anger and Soudja. ItenuuiinK Wark. Warsaw, May 5. Work was resum ed at many factories here today. HoldiDK Meeting. Moscow, May 5. The congress of zemstvos opened here today. RUHHiuna Attnrk the Jetva. St. Petersburg, May 5. Meager de tails of the anti-Semitic disorders in the Crimea arriving here show that they were on a larger scale than the first reports indicated. At Melitopol the people set upon the Jews, and fought a regular battle with stones and revolvers. The few police and 30 sol diers in the town were powerless. When the Jews fled, defeated, the christians from noon until midnight held a carnival of pillage and plunder. Every shop except two jewelry stores were sacked, the crowd only desisting when exhausted. The number of killed or wounded is not given, either from MelitoiKjl or Simpheropol, where rioting against the Jews began as thte result of the circulation of a story that a Jewish huckster had defiled a sacred icon. CoNXueU Rule in Waraiiw. Warsaw, May 5. Warsaw is terror ized by Cossack rule. People are driv en through the streets with whips like cattle, and the Cossacks fire into crowds with slight provocation. One incident shows the brutality of the Cossacks. Yesterday afternoon a 10-year-old boy jeered a Cossack, who pursued him and cut him from the shoulder to the waist with one blow of his saber. ST. LOUIS RACING STABLE DESTROYED Firebug Causes the Loss of Six Horses at Fair Association Track. St. Louis, May 5. Six race horses were burned to death and 12 stables destroyed in two fires that broke out early today at the St. Louis Fair asso ciation race track. It is believed the fires were of incendiary origin. The loss is $10,000. The horses burned were Molly T.. Irby Bennett. Three Year Old Maiden Colt, Sam Houston. Hadrian and Lovable. IS REFUSED THE PLACE Consul Hayes, Colored, Will Give Way to White Man. Washington, May 5. Consul Hayes of Iowa, who recently was appointed by President Roosevelt as representa tive of the United States at Puerto Plata. Santo Domingo, will not be giv en that post. Hayes is colored and the state department has decided in order not to cause offense to the Dominican people it would be better to assign a white man to the Dominican port. Iowa Ditch Law Held Valid. Onatna, Iowa. May 5. A decision which will result in hundreds of drain age diich enterprises in Iowa being carried out has been handed down by Judge Gaynor, who declared the new Iowa ditch law to be constitutional. It is expected work will be begun on the Monona-Harrison ditch, which calls for the expenditure of $300,0o0 and will drain hundreds of thousands oi acres. Wants $4,000 for License. Bradford, is a "dry" town at least for the present. It is a condition not experienced in 18 years, and is brought about by the fact that no local party or parties have signified their intention to take out a dram shop license and pay for the same $4,000, which is the fee set by the village board of trustees at the first meeting of the municipal year, held Monday evening. Rural Route Service. Washington. May 5. Fourth Assist ant Postmaster General DeGraw has made public the report on rural free delivery service in the United States, showing a total of 30,982 routes in op eration May 1. with 4.708 petitions for the service pending. Preacher Guilty of Immorality. Du Quoin. 111., May 5. Rev. F. G. Roberts, of Carbondale, a traveling evangelist for the Christian church, has been expelled under charges of gross immorality. He was tried in Car bondale a week ago and found guilty. Roberts has disappeared. Senate Kills Gas Fileas - ure But Will Re consider. BUSINESS IS RUSHED Primary Law Agreed Upon and Will Go to the Gov ernor. Springfield, III.. May 5. By a vote of 24 to 1C, the senate today killed the Church "regulator" bill, giving munici palities the right to fix the maximum price for gas and electricity. The Tiill will against be taken up on reconsider ation at this afternoon's session. Aicree oa'j'rimary Rill. Springfield, 111., May 5. Conference committees of the senate and housa last night agreed upon the new pri mary bill, and their report was adopt ed by both houses, so the measure is now ready for the governor's signa ture. The senate passed its substitute bill early in the day, but the house re fused to concur, so a conference was necessary. Senators Berry, Campbell and Chafee represented the senate and Messrs. Rinaker, Heinl and Tippit the house. It was agreed to strike out the sec tion providing for $50 assessments on candidates for county officers in the country. Delegations were given the right to appoint delegates to fill vacan cies in conventions. The section re quiring challengers to live in the dis tricts in which they serve was stricken out at the request of Mr. Tippit, the democratic leader. (iua Seem Demi. The senate struck out the Lindley amendment to house gas bill C44 yes terday afternoon on motion of Senator Parker, who on this move played into the hands of the opponents of the bill and landed it high and dry on the shelf. IUIIm Pnnxed 1- Senate. The senate passed the following bills: Senate bill 315 (Berry) Requiring the superintendent of insurance to charge as liability of casualty compa nies all outstanding indebtedness of the company and requiring reports on policies of persons Injured in all states. House bill 90 (Fetzer) Prohibiting the employment of boys less than 10 years old in coal mines. House bill 418 (Wilson) Prohibit ing common law marriages and fixing the legal age for marriage. House bill 438 (Craig) Illinois agents responsible for violation of state laws regarding such corporations and forbidding agents to solicit busi ness for corporations that are in de fault. LET OUT ft Nan Patterson Told Bail May be Secured by That Time. HEALTH IS MUCH BETTER Indictment Against Sister and Hus band Quashed by Prosecut ing Attorney. New York, May 5. Nan Patterson's condition was much improved today. Nan Patterson was told oday by her attorneys she probably will not be re leased on bail before Monday. Indictment Qunabed. New York, May 5. Judge Foster to day quashed the indictments charging conspiracy against J. Morgan Smith and wife. Julia. He gives the district attorney permission to resubmit the case to the grand jury. The Smiths were arrested in Cincinnati and are now in the Tombs prison here. DAVIS RECALLED III Health Given as Reason for Change in Canal Au thority. Washington. May 5. Secretary Taft today cabled Gov. Davis, at Panama, to return at once o the United States, placing Col. Gorgas in charge of the administration of the canal zone until the arrival of Gov. Magoon. Davis is suffering from malaria and physicians advised him to leave the isthmus to recuperate. ONDAY IIN TWO STRAIGHT FALLS Secures World's Championship Catch as Catch Can in 31 and 22 Minutes. New York, May 5. George Hacken schmidt, the "Russian Lion." won from Tom Jenkins, of Cleveland, last night in their match for the world's catch-as-catch-can championship at Madison Square garden in two straight falls. In the first bout the Russian took the aggressive from the start and threw Jenkins with a half Nelson in 31:15. The second and last bout was shorter, for Jenkins had weakened, and Hackenschmidt won in 22:04 with a half Nelson and body hold. The match was for the best two out of three falls. Tim Hurst was referee, while John J. O'Brien and Hugh Leonard acted as judges. Before the match Frank Gotch. of Iowa, announced that he would challenge the winner. Kiirelnner Took Lend. Hackenschmidt and Jenkins entered the ring shortly before 10 o'clock. The foreigner immediately placed Jenkins on the defensive and forced him to his knees inside of six minutes. In a rough mix-up Jenkins lost one of his shoes and the referee allowed time until he was in shape to continue the match. At the end of over half an hour of hard work the Russian secured the first honors of the match. Jenkins appeared weak, but entered for the second time bout apparently in good form and for the first few sec onds had Hackenschmidt on the defen sive. He was soon forced to the floor, however, and again took the defensive. Both men tried for a drag hold, but Hackenschmidt threw his opponent away from him with a bad hold. Jen kins regained his feet and put Hacken schmidt to the mat and tried for a hammer lock. This failed, and Hacken schmidt forced the match, winning with a half Nelson and body hold. FOOT OF SNOW IN THE NORTHWEST North Dakota in Particular Suffers Inconvenience From the Storm. St. Paul. May 5. The weather in the northwest, particularly in North Dakota and Montana and north of Win nipeg has been very unusual the past 24 hours. There is a heavy fall of wet snow in that section ranging in depth from six inches to a foot. While the snow interfered with the running of trains it was not of sufficient depth to actually stall them. MANY WHITECAPS INDICTED Intimidation of Homesteader in Min- sissippi the Cause. Jackson. Miss.. May 5. The federal grand jury has returned indictments against 300 citizens of Franklin coun ty on the charge of whitecapping. flie specific: charge being intimidation of a government homesteader. Those in dicted include Dr. A. M. Newman, sher iff. He was immediately arrested but gave bond. WEALTHY SLAYER PARDONED Wilhelm Deitz Killed Brother-in-Law of William Allen White. Topeka. Kans., May 5. William Deitz. who killed Russell M. Lindsay, a brother-in-law of William Allen White, the author-editor, near Kansas City, Kans.. on April 2'J, 1S97, has been given an absolute pardon by Gov. Hoch. Deitz. who is a member of a wealthy family in Germany, hail serv ed seven years of a lo years' sen tence. Thawed the Dynamite. Brldgeman, Minn.. May 5. James Hunter, a farmer, put some dynamite, for blowing out stumps, in the kitchen tove oven to thaw and forgot about it and went to town. Shortly after ward an explosion wrecked the house and killed his wife and two children. When Hunter returned he became vio lently insane and is under restraint. Prisoners Take French Leave. Decatur, 111.. May 5. Eight prison ers escaped from the county jail here last night, after sawing their way out of the cells, crawling through a ventil ating hole a foot square, in the walls, and jumping 15 feet to the ground. The men were in the new jail, which recently was erected at great cost. Goll Hearing Postponed. Milwaukee. Wis.. May 5. The pre liminary examination of Henry G. Goll, former assistant cashier of the First National bank, was continued for 10 days. Bail waa fixed at $15.0oo. Singer's Husband Dead. Berlin, May 5. Prof. Kmil Ktengel. husband of Marcella Soiubrich the singer, i dead. ENDOWMENT OF A MILLION GIVEN McCormick Theological Seminary at Chicago Receives Substan tial Aid. Chicago. May ". An endowment of $1.0o0.00 and a president formed a double gift to McCormick Theological seminary announced yesterday. At the meeting of the board of direc tors held Wednesday afternoon the family of the late Cyrus H. McCormick gave the endowment of $1,000,000 to further the work of the institution. The money is to be used in strengthen ing the seminary in every branch of its work. The directors adopted a resolution that $1,000,000 be raised for providing scholarships for students, in view of the fact that the proceeds of the new endowment are not available for schol arships. Rev. James G. K. McClure was elected president of the seminary. THUNDERSTORM ON LOWER PENINSULA Three Killed and Heavy Loss Caused by Rain, Wind and Lightning in Michigan. Detroit, May 5 The lower penin sula of Michigan was swept yesterday by a storm that caused several deaths by lightning and in the vicinity of Grand Rapids resulted in nearly $10o. 000 damage to green houses and peach orchards from phenomenally heavy hail. Near Hillsdale, Willis Swifund his 20-year-old son, Claude, farmers, were killed by lightning. The elder victim's body was consumed with Uie barn in which they had taken refuge, but the younger man's body was snatched from the (lames by neighbors. Near S(andish, Joseph Southword was struck by lightning and killed while walking along the railroad track. MONKEY BREAKS CIGARET LAW AND IS ARRESTED Affair Starts as Joke by Showman at South Bend, Ind., and Ends with Peace Officers Laughing. South Bend, Ind., May 5. A prac- itical joker giving his name as John Jones swore out a warrant before City Judge George G. Feldman for the ar rest of Jocco Dooley, an employe of an animal show, on a charge of smoking cigarets. The complaint later was transferred to the court of Justice J. N. Calvert and placed in the hands of Constable Carskodder to serve. On his arrival at the show grounds, after finding the manager and securing the aid of two patrolmen, the consta ble gained entrance to the main tent. On entering, the officer was startled by a loud and angry cry. and halted, looking squarely into the face of "Mr. Dooley." a trained monkey, which even at the time held a partially smoked cigaret between his teeth. The constable insisted that "Dooley" go to Jail with him, claiming that even if it were a monkey it should have better judgment than to smoke cigarets in Indiana. It was released later when the manager paid Justice Calvert the regulation f;&. LUMBER COMPANY ELECTS F. C. Denkmann Director of Pine Tree Concern. The meeting of stockholders of the Pine Tree Lumber company was held at the company's office at Muscatine Wdenesday. Directors were elected as. follows: P. M. Mussir, of Muscatine; Frederick Weyerhaeuser and K. C. Dankmann. of Rock Island; W. H I.aird and G. Norton, of Winona; Minn.; Peter .Mus.-tr, of Muscatine, and William Musscr, of Iowa City. The board of directors, at its meet ing held immediately after the stock holders meeting, elected the following corps of officers for the ensuing year: President Pffer Musscr. Vice President M. G. Norton. Secretary and Treasurer R. Drew Musser. General Manager Charles A. Wey haeuser. While the president is a resident of Muscatine, and the vice president, of Winona, Minn., the secretary, as well a.s the general manager, are citizens of Little Falls. Minn., where th com pany operates a large saw mill. The capacity of the saw mill at that point is equal to an output of 75.000.00o feet of lumber annually. Five hundred men find employment at the saw mill daring the months the plant is in oper ation. The gentlemen state that the lumber business this season is very tatisfactory in every particular, Jap Fleet Reported Hur rying to Attack Neb-ogatoff. HOPE TO CRIPPLE HIM Rojestvensky Also Said to Have Gone in the Same Di rection. St. Petersburg. May 5. Rojestven sky, according to a high naval author ity has saile.l south to meet Nebogat off's squadron. The admiralty has in formation that a Japanese division of fast cruisers and torpedoboat destroy ers was sent south for the purpose if possible of crippling or destroying Ne bogatofT's ships before they could ef fect a junction with Rojestvensky and there is reason to believe the Japanese took a position in the straits of Sunda through which Nebogatoff originally intended to make a passage into the North sea. I'repiirluK to l.rtivr. Saigon. May 5. The Russian divis ion near Honkoke bay. a short dis tance north of K a m ran h bay was May 2 preparing to leave its moorings the following day. 1'iiMMfM sinKiiMr. Singapore, Straits Settlement. May 5. G a. m. The Russian naval division passed Singapore in semi-darkness and haze at f:'0 o'clock this morning. Six warships and four colliers were sight ed. 'I'll for Till. Paris. May 5 A dispatch to liavas agency from St. Petersburg says Ro jestvensky has informed the admiralty of the presence of Japanese warships in territorial waters of the Dutch por tion of the Island of Borneo. If lyij rejHirt is verified. Russia will protest to the Netherlands government. (romohfi! I.rnvra VlndlvoNlok. St. Petersburg, May 5. The Russian armored cruiser. Gronioboi, it is an nounced, has left Vladivostok. AkdIii (juration French Nrninillf . Tokio, May 5. Popular attention in given the presence of the second Hus sion Pacific squadron in French wat ers. While assurances of France re lating to the Kamranh bay incident were generally accepted, the later dis covery that Russian ships continued their stay at Kamranh bay, and then entered other French ports, has creat ed other French ports, has created a feeling of keen disapjointment. rapid ly growing deeply resentful. The local ;ress charges France with bad faith and repeats demands for independent action upon the part of Japan. TURBINE STEAMER STUCK IN THE ICE Victorian Held Just Outside of En trance to Gulf of St. Lawrence. St. Johns, N. F.. May 5. The Allan line turbine steamer Victorian from Liverpool for Montreal with l.fioO pas sengers is stuck In an ice floe a mile off Cape. Ray at the entrance of the Gulf of St. Iawrence. She is unable to proceed farther. The purser who came ashore reported all on board were well. TO DEVELOP PEAT BEDS New Industry May Be Opened Over in Whiteside County. The peat beds six or seven miles east of Tampieo along the Northwest ern line may be worked and developed according to H. A. Stilson formerly of Tampieo but. now of Sterling. Mr. Stilson in company with a capitalist recently investigated the peat bed. and found the quality to be excellent and up to the required standard for manufacturing into briquettes. The peat beds are from 10 to 14 feet thick another thing in favor of the. develop ment of these bogs. The peat bed is dug up ground fine, mixed with other substances and pressed into bricks ready to burn which are said to be superior to hard coal for fuel purposes. A specially constructed machine does the grinding anl pressing and Mr. Stil son ays things look favorable for the opening up of these beds. Letter Indictment is Quashed. Pinckneyville. 111.. May 5. The in dictment against Joseph I-iter, the millionaire mine owner of Zcigler, for imparling laborers into Zeigler under armed guards wai quashed here on a technicality.