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VOL. LIV. NO. 233.
THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JULY 17, 1905.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
RUSSIA MAKES PLAY FOR
SYMPATHY OF THE POWERS
Appears in Light of Fight
ing for Caucas
IN EASTERN CONTEST
Seeks Support in Aim to Modi
fy Japan's De
mands. St. Petersburg, July 17. The N'ovoe
Vreraya today prints the following
statement of Russia's position, which
may be inspired:
"Russia can consent only to such
peace as wiil not affect the dignity of
the vital interests of the empire. To
aft other wise would be fatal to Rus
sia and would threaten all Europe.
Japan Mot Rrllried.
"Kurope no longer believes iu Ja
pan's assurance that she will not re
ft rift European interests In the far
east. Even in England and America
voices of moral instigators can be
heard In favor of Indirect interference
of the powers to moderate Japan's de
mand. "Our plenipotentiaries must remem
ber that they must defend the inter
ests not only of Russia, but also of
other Caucasian powers, and they will
find moral support in Berlin, Washing
ton, and perhaps even in Indon.
"Our army In the field is much
stronger than it was 15 months ago.
The Hamburger Nachrichten proposes
that Europe intimates to Japan that
the demands will be resisted by Eur
ope in general, especially in Germany.
This Is a valuable statement. We must
ascertain the acceptable maximum of
our concessions to Japan from the Eur
opean point of view and act according
I.tajtn Overau hacr I bed.
Tokio, July 17. The Korean loan of
$1,000,000 was oversubscribed four
times. It was the first foreign loan
ever floated in Japan.
It Is expected the Russian warships
Pobleda and Poltava, sunk at Port Ar
thur, will soon be refloated.
Will Aaaouaee tiim.
New York. July 17. Subscribers to
the latest Japanese loan in this coun
try will be notified of the shares al
lotted to them on Wednesday. The
amount offered here $.'j(),ooi),(i(0
was several times oversubscribed. On
ly small Investors will receive the full
NEW JERSEY ROYAL
Members Form Permanent Organiza
tion to Oppose Increase
New York. July 17. Representa
tives of 29 councils of the Royal Arca
num of New Jersey have formed a
permanent organization with the idea
of opposing the new rate schedule
adopted at Kansas City by the supreme
council. Resolutions were adopted
without a dissenting vote demanding
that the grand council of New Jersey
petition the supreme council to recon
vene before Oct. 1. the date on which
the new rates go Into effect, and aban
don that schedule.
Has Good Night.
New York. July 17. Seuator Wack
eik has had a comfortable night and in
dications this morning are apparently
BIG BANK'S RECEIVER IS DISMISSED
JUDGE DECIDES SECRETARY OF STATE OF MISSOURI DID NOT IN
VESTIGATE AFFAIRS OF PEOPLES' UNITED
STATES AT ST. LOUIS.
St. Louis, July 17. On motion of at
torneys for the People's United States
bank, capitalized at $2,500,000. Judge
McElhlnney, of the county circuit
court, today dissolved the receivership
for that institution and discharged Re
ceiver Spencer, appointed by him sev
eral days ago on request of Secretary
of State Swanger.
Judge McElhinney's action was bas
ed on the ground the secretary of state
failed to make a personal investigation
of the affairs of the bank before mak
ing application for a receiver.
1M4 Nt Have Fans.
The court stated the receiver had
been appointed on representations
which developed were based by Secre
tary Swanger on his supposition of con
ditions prevailing at the batik and its
DONE IN THE OPEN
Denial From Aledo That Mrs. Mo
Kinney Was Spirited
TO CHICAGO SANIT0R1UM
Mental Condition Growing Worse
Four of Her Relatives Now
Aledo. July 17. (Special.) Relative
to the article from the Chicago Tribune
reproduced in Saturday's Argus, the
statement is desired on behalf of the
McKinney family, that Mrs. Archibald
McKinney was not taken away from
here in the night, but traveled on a day
train to Rock Island, in company with
her husband and children, the latter
being taken to the home of relatives.
where they are now being cared for.
There was no attempt'to conceal the
movements of Mrs. McKinney, and
State's Attorney Graham, of Mercer
county, was fully informed of her con
dition and the contemplated move on
her husband's part to have her prop
erly cared for in view of her mental
condition. She was taken to the sani
toriurn on the advice of the family phy
sician. Dr. Reynolds.
Further than this. Dr. Brown, in
charge of the sanitorium. Informs the
family that the woman is undoubtedly
insane and that there is no improve
ment in her condition. On the contra
ry, she is worse than when she was
received at the institution.
It should also be understood that In
sanity is hereditary in the family,
seven near relatives of Mrs. McKinney
being sufferers at the present time
from mental troubles, four of whom,
some brothers and sisters, are confined
in the Insane asylums of this state.
BORROWED AUTO IN
A BAD SMASH UP
Caught Between Pillar and Car Two
Killed and Two Badly
New York, July 17. Two young
women were probably fatally hurt and
their two male companions: had a re
markable escape from injury today,
when the automobile of Frederick
Marshall of St. Louis, which had been
borrowed by Marshall's chauffeur was
caught between an elevated railway
pillar and a street car. The automobile
was reduced to scrap iron. The ma
chine attempted to race in front of a
surface car and down hill and as it
dodged between the elevated pillars
and whirled into the track it was
pinched between the car and the pillar.
Nearly all the occupants of the street
car were thrown to the floor and the
conductor was severely injured.
VESSELS COLLIDE IN BAY
Accident at New York Causes Damage
But Not Loss tof Life.
New York, July 17. The steamer
Dreamland while bound for Coney Isl
and with passengers today, crashed in
to the ferry boat Lackawauna and both
vessels were considerably damaged.
The dreamland was obliged to put
back to her pier in this city. Before
the steamer reached dock several per
sons were reported Injured.
No New Trial for Mitchell.
Portland. Ore.. July 17. A motion
for a new trial in the case of Senator
Mitchell was overruled by Judge De
Haven in the 1'nited States court Sat
unlay afternoon, and attorneys for the
defense asked fur a week in which to
tile a bill of exceptions.
method of conducting its business, and
not on facts secured through an inves
ti gat ion.
FASTEST MILE OF SEASON
Lou Dillon and Maj. Delmar Both Make
Cleveland, July 17. Lou Dillon and
Maj. Delmar, both owned by C. K, G
Billings anod driven by him, Saturday
went the fastest mile of the season in
amateur trials on the track of th
Cleveland Driving park that afternoon.
Lou Dillon started to beat 2:09 and
made the mile in 2:06',;. Fractional
time. :31i. 1:04. l:S5i.
I made the mile in 2-0.". U. Fractional
J time, :31. 1:03, 1:34. . Mgk
GO TO OYSTER BAY
Peace Envoys Will Pay Visit toj
President at Summer
AFTER NEW YORK RECEPTION
Then They Will Board Mayflower and
Dolphin and Be Taken to Ports
mouth. Oyster Eay. July 17. President
Roosevelt devoted himself practically
exclusively today to the transaction of
executive business forwarded to him
from Washington and to recreation
about sagamore Hill. No arrange
ments for visitors were made, and no
visitors were expected. Except for
the naming of the day, no arrangements
have been completed for the approach
ing vi&it to the president of the peace
Will Malt Oyatrr Bar.
The president has approved the idea
that the envoys be brought to Oyster
Bay from New York on two cruisers.
After the informal reception the pleni
potentiaries will go aboard the May
flower and Dolphin here, and will be
taken in those vessels to Portsmouth,
N. II., with an escort of one or two
PEARY LEAVES FOR
Ship Roosevelt Sails from New York
The Captain Following
New York. July 17. The Roosevelt,
in which Capt. Robert E. Peary hopes
to reach the north pole, started on her
long voyage yesterday. Capt. Peary
and a party of guests were on board at
the start, and remained with the ship
on her trip down the bay, but they left
her at the Narrows, returning to the
city on a navy tug. Capt. Peary start
ed at night by rail for Sydney, Cape
Breton, w here he will join the ship.
UINTAH LANDS ARE OPENED
August 28 Set As Date In Proclamation
Signed By President..
Washington. July 17. The president
has signed a proclamation providing
for the opening on August 28 of the
unallotted lands In the Uintah Indian
reservation in Utah. Such lands as
are or may be reserved prior to Aug.
2S for military, forestry and other pur
poses, and such mineral as may have
been disposed of under existing laws
will not be subject to entry. Registra
tions for these lands will commence at
9 a. m., Aug. 1, at Vernal, Price and
Provo, Utah, and at Grand Junction,
Colo., and will close at 6 p. in., Aug.
12. To obtain registration each appli
cant must appear at one of the regis
tration places in person, as registra
tion by mail will not be permitted.
SIX MONTHS FOR FLIRTING
New York Judge Imposes Heavy Sen
tence on a St. Louis "Masher."
New York. July 17. A six months'
sentence to prison for a passing street
flirtation with a married woman was
imposed by Magistrate Steinert on Ben
jamin F. Smith, who came here from
St. Louis. Mrs. Grace M. Gamble, who
is handsome and dresses stylishly, was
waiting for her husband, a Brooklyn
business man, at the Madison avenue
and Forty-second street railway en
trance. Smith was passing and spoke
to her. Mrs. Gamble resented this
struck Smith in the face and caused
JEROME HAS TESTIMONY
May Bring Criminal Action Against
New York. July 17. An official copy
of the testimony taken by Superintend
ent of Insurance Hendricks in his in
quiry into the affairs of the Equitable
society was received at the district at
torney's office today. Mr. Jerome an
nounced he will make a careful exam
ination of the testimony, and if condi
tions warrant it criminal action will be
BOY'S BODY IS FOUND
Lad. Drowned in River at Davenport
Shore Recovered Near Buffalo.
The body of Louis Sampson, the 7-year-old
boy who was drowned near
the Davenport waterworks, was found
near Buffalo Sunday morning. Cor
oner Lam bach conducted an inquest,
the Jury returning a verdict of acciden
CREW IS RESCUED
Wabasha. Minn., July 17. The
steamboat Clyde of Stillwater, was
struck by a tornado opposite Minneska,
half way between Winona and this
city, today and turned completely over
and sank in 18 feet of water. The
Constitution for Leanim
of Wide Scope is
AT LONDON MEETING
United States Given Leading
Place in Membership of
London, July 17. The Baptist con
gress at today's session approved of
the constitution of the new Baptist
world alliance, the objects being to
promote good fellowship and co-opera
tion among Baptists of all countries.
Vnluu 1'hiircheN Join.
All union or the associations Brj)
tist churches can join. The executive
committee will consist of seven mem
bers from the United States, five from
Great Britain, two from Canada, and
seven from the rest of the world.
TRAVEL IS SAFER
Statistics Show Slight Falling
Off in Railway Acci
dents DURING THE LAST QUARTER
Total of 909 Killed and 14,397 Injured
Both On and Off
Washington, July 17. An accident
bulletin just issued by the interstate
commerce commission, giving an ac
count of railroad accidents in the Unit
ed States during the months of Janu
ary, February aud March, shows there
were 28 passengers and 21 employes
killed, and 1,051 passengers and 2,002
employes injured in train accidents,
making in all 232 persons killed. Three
thousand seven hundred thirteen were
Injured in train accidents during the
quarters, other accidents to passen
gers and employes not the result of
collisions or derailments bringing the
total number of casualties up to 909
killed and 14,397 Injured.
Derrrnnp In Killril.
There was a decrease of 42 in the to
tal number of persons killed as com
pared with tne quarter ending Decem
ber 31 last. The total number of col
lisions was 1,787, derailments, 1,321,
the damage to rolling stock and road
way amounted to $2,500,000. bixty-two
employes are reported killed in coup
ling and uncoupling cars during the
MURDERER BREAKS JAIL
Two Colored Prisoners Get Away From
Prison at Albia, Iowa.
Albia, Iowa, July 17. One of the
boldest jail deliveries in the history of
the county was effected early today
when Andrew Smith indicted for mur
der and Robert Campbell, charged
with burglary, both colored, made
their way to liberty.
EARTHQUAKE IN CALIFORNIA
San Bernardino Gets Severest Shock
San Bernardino, Cal., July 17. This
afternoon a heavy earthquake shock
shook this city. The shock was the
most violent in years. Two sharp and
distinct shocks were felt at Riverside.
22 DEATHS FROM HEAT
Record Day for New York This Year
in Spite of Lower Temperature.
New York, July 17. Despite the
slightly lower temperature and a brisk
northwest breeze, the deaths from heat
Saturday reached the highest number
of the summer 22. The fatal cases
were confined largely to infants and
to persons of advanced age.
ELEVATORS FALL SERIOUS
Two Seriously and One Slightly Hurt
Philadelphia, July 17. An elevator
fell from the fifth floor in the l-and and
Title building today. John C. Bell, dis
trict attorney had a leg broken, and
Harry T. Kingston, assistant city soli
citor, wan seriously injured internally
as was the elevator operator.
Illinois Doctor Dead.
Richmond. Ind., July 17. Dr. W. O
Mendonhall died today, aged 71. He
was one of the founders and former
president of the Illinois Medical so
Commander-in-Chief of G. A. R
Passes Away at Boise
ON TOUR OF THE NORTHWEST
Capt John R. King, of Baltimore, Head
of Society Till Next En
campment. Boise City, Idaho. July 17. Gen. W
W. Blackmar, commander-in-chief of
the G. A. R.. died yesterday of nephri
tis. His wife was with him during his
illness. The body will be embalmed
and taken to the home of the family
The general arrived here July 10 on
a tour, during wnicn he Intended to
visit Grand Army posts throughout the
northwest. He was ill when he ar
rived, and gradually failed. The seri
ousness of his condition was kept from
the public at the request of his wife.
Proinotnl on Field.
Gen. Blackmar was born July 2",
1S41, at Bristol. Pa. He enlisted in
the 15th Pennsylvania cavalry, and
subsequently joined the 1st West Vir
ginia. He served with distinction
throughout the war. and at Five Forks
was promoted on the field by Gen.
Custer to the rank of captain.
Throughout three administrations,
those of Govs. Long, Talbot and Rice,
he was judge advocate general of Mas
sachusetts. At the last national en
campment of the G. A. R. he was elect
KIok BwoniM Commit nrier.
Baltimore. Md.. July 17. By the
death of Gen. Blackmar, Capt. John R.
King, of Baltimore, senior vice commander-in-chief,
becomes, under the
laws of the G. A. R., acting commander-in-chief,
and will continue such until
the next national encampment. Capt.
King is pension agent for Maryland.
Virginia and West Virginia, and has
an office in Washington.
Request for Bids.
Bids will be received at the office of
the city clerk up to 9 o'clock a. m.,
July 24. 1905, for the grading of Eighth-and-a-half
avenue from Twenty-ninth
street west to Twenty-second street, all
bids to be accompanied by a certified
check for $loo, payable to the city
clerk, to Insure the entering Into of a
contract by the successful bidder. The
right is reserved to reject any and all
bids. The specifications are on file at
the office of the city clerk.
GEORGE W. M'CASKRIN, Mayor.
GUARDS AT LAST
TAKEN OFF WAGONS
Mayor Dunne Acts in Teamsters Strike
Special Routes to be
Chicago, July 17. The frequently
deferred plan of Mayor Dunne to take
policemen off the wagons affected by
the teamsters' strike went into effect
today, in the business district. About
300 policemen returned to their ordin
ary duties, and for a time the business
streets and crossings will be guarded
by additional policemen. Specially
guarded routes to all freight stations
will be taken by wagons for strike af
DETECTIVE SERGEANT SHOT
Russian Fighting Organization Takes
Another Official's Life.
Warsaw, July 17. A sergeant of de
tectives was shot and killed her.: to
day by an unknown men. A patrol of
infantry while pursuing the assassin
fired a volley, killing a merchant.
Iodz, July 17. Part of the Ekater
inburg regiment stationed here mutin
ied today and killed an officer. The
mutineers were arrested.
PRESBYTERY MEETS JULY 25
Special Session to Pass Upon Call of
Rev. Marion Humphreys.
Rock River Presbytery, by special
call, will convene Tuesday. July
to take action on the call of Rev. Mari
on Humphreys of the First Presbyteri
an church to Milan, to the Central
Presbyterian of Rock Island. Mr.
Humphreys will accept the Rock Isl
and call, if the Presbytery will dissolve
him from his present charge.
Baby Drowned in Lard Jar.
Monmouth. III., July 17. Nina, the
15-months old babe of Mr. and Mrs.
Sam T. Kunce, residing five miles
northwest of this city, while playing
in the yard with wirac other children,
fell in a lard Jar, partially filled with
water. The babe was pulled out of by
one of the older children, but was too
far gone to be restored.
ARTON, OF PANAMA
CANAL FAME, DEAD
Paris, July 17. Emile Arton. one of
the principal figures in the old Panama
canal scandal, was found dead in bis
apartments this morning under circum
stances indicating suicide.
HEAT RECORDS OF SEASON
BEING GENERALLY BROKEN
DEATH BY FLAMES
Mrs. Mary Doyle, of Moline, ViC'
tim of an Explo
sion. NO WITNESS TO ACCIDENT
Dies Within One and One-Half Hours
After Misfortune Was Pre
paring a Lunch.
Mrs. Mary Doyle, who resided at
1C22 Fourth avenue, Moline, died last
night at 11 o'clock as a result of be
ing burned by a gasoline explosion.
Death followed one and one-half hours
after the accident, she having been
taken to "the city hospital. The attend
ing physicians say that there was not
a particle ot live outer tissue lett on
Nobody knows just how the accident
happened, as she was alone in the
kitchen at the time of the explosion.
Friends had been visiting at the home.
and they were invited to participate in
a lunch, but declined on account of the
lateness of the hour, and after they
left she went to the stove to prepare
something for herself and husband. A
scream from her was what gave the
alarm to him. and when he reached her
she was on the floor with the gasoline
burning all about her.
ANlHtanrr Herri vert.
Carl Halverson and Will Gulley were
passing, and hearing the alarm, enter
ed the house. Oue smothered the
flames with a blanket, but by that time
the woman was fatally burned.
STRUCK BY TRAIN
AT STREET CROSSING
Anothr Serious Accident at Unprotect
ed Place in Davenport Wo
man May Die.
A westbound Rock Island freight
train struck a bussy yesterday after
noon at Fifth and Marquette streets,
Davenport, and the occupants of the
rig. Mis. Fannie Seizor and Oliver
Guencklo, were seriously injured. The
horse had just crossed the track when
the train struck the buggy. The two
occupants of the rig were thrown into
the air. and the buggy broken into
hundreds of pieces. In alighting, the
woman fell on the cowcatcher of the
engine and was carried two blocks.
The two were taken to St. Luke's hos--
BAND MEMBER IS CUT UP
Cornetist of Dashington Shows Slashes
Trombone Player at Bradford.
Cornetist Cox, one of the members
of the baud of the Dashington circus
playing at Bradford lat week, is lock
ed up for making a vicious attack on
the trombone artist with an ugly knife
during the performance Friday even
ing. Cox takes part in tbe illustrated
Kjng, and tin; trombone player has
been accompanying him. Friday night
an argument arose and the trombone
man took a few punches at Cox, who
came back with the knife and inflicted
probably fatal wound. Then he went
on the stage and performed his part as
if nothing had happened. Cox is from
Wins Golf Match.
St. ljuis, July 17. In a rather one
sided game marked by occasional
spurts of brilliant golf, especially dur
ing the first IS holes, Warren Dickin
son, of Den Moines. Iowa, won the
trans-Mississippi amateur champion
ship by defeating Walter Fairbanks of
Denver, C tip 4 to play.
CANNOT USE FORGE ON NORWAY
KING OSCAR SAYS IT WOULD BE HANGING MILLSTONE ABOUT
SWEDEN'S NECK HAS FORGIVEN FORMER ALLIES
AND HOPES HIS PEOPLE WILL BE CALM.
Berlin, July 17. Dr. Hugo Ganz, cor
respondent of the Frankfor Zeltung.
has had an interview with King Oscar
at Stockholm, during which his majes
ty fcaid he admired the way in which
the Norwegians won to their hide all
the European publicans without, how
ever, benefiting their cause. The king
denied he had precipitated the crisis by
declining to accept the resignation of
the Norwegian cabinet, for the Nor
wegians themselves had declared that
whoever accepted the portfolio would
cease to be a Norwegian.
II KvrglveB Thetu.
The correspondent remarked he had
heard only word.- of respect for the
king in Norway, to which his majesty
replied: "For my part, I bavs forgiven
Mercury Makes High Mark
at New York
CHICAGO HIT HARD
Nine Deaths From Prostrations
and Drowning at St.
New York. July 17. The hot wave
which caused many deaths Lust week
and which only ended yesterday, re
turned again today, bringing higher
temperature than ever and a renewal
of intense sufferinir. I!v noon th.
weatner bureau reported all
week's records had been passed.
the mercury registered 90 in
streets and about buildings and pave
ments the mercury rose much higher
than this figure. Today's heat was ac
companied by much less moisture than
last week's temperatures.
Two rl In Chl'fiK.
Chicago, July 17. With the mercury
at 9:5 in the shade at noon today, six
degrees higher than the corresponding
time yesterday, two deaths from heat
occurred during the morning. They
were William Dubinski and John Gog
gan. employes at the stock yards.
ItrntltN at SC. I'nul.
St. Paul Minn.. July 17 Nine per
sons drowned and three deaths from
heat occurred in St. Paul and Minnea
polis in 21 kours, ending this morning.
The drownings were the result of acci
dents while bathing.
FATAL SHOOTING IN SOUTH
Pistol Fight In Kentucky Church Leads
Owinjrsvillo. Ky., July 17. Tele
grams from Beattyville, Ky.. say John
Miller of Breathitt county shot and killed
ed James Crees and wounded James
Thomas during a fight in a church In
Fraley's creek last night.
Warship Goes Aground While on Way
to Get Orders Before Start-
Highlands of Navesink. July 17.
The l'nited States gunboat Dubuque is
aground in lower New York bay, near
Spermacetti cove. The wind is light,
the sea smooth, and the warship Is in
An attempt to flout the vessel at
high tide this afternoon was unsuccess
ful. Tugs will be sent to her assist
ance and will probably float her at th
next full tide. The Dubuque came here
for orders prior to her going up the
Mississippi to Iowa.
Henderson Little Better.
Des Moines, Iowa. July 17. There
is little change in the condition of ex
Speaker Henderson, who is suffering
from paresis. Very little hope is en
tertained for his recovery, although he
may linger many months.
Clinton Boy Victim.
Clinton, Iowa. July 17. As a result
of a small wound inflicted on July 4,
by a toy pistol, John l. Nissen. son eif
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Nisnn. Is dead
after a brief IllnefH with tetanus, rr
the Norwegians, and hope? to God that
the Swedish people will also remain
calm, for Ii would be hanging a mill
stone about our necks to restore the
The king also taid the appointing of
a Swedish prince to the Norwegian
throne would certainly ! the bimplest
solution of the difficulty, but the renulf
would be distruht In Sweden or in Nor
way. . i
Train No. 47. on the Burlington was
about 4 hours late last night in arriv
ing Jn Rock Inland from St. Ixu!r. The
delay was due to the destruction of a
bridge Just north of St. Loui. The
bridge was et afire, it I nupponed, by
sparks from a pacing engine.