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VOL. LTV. NO. 286. THE ARGUS. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1905. TWELVE PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS. PINCHED BY STORMS GENERAL PEOPLE AT HAVE A FESTIVAL FOOTBALL ON BOAR ASKING TOO MUCH EXPLOSIONS THE TARIFF WARJITCH Omaha Given Worst Drenching in Sf range Plan Adopted by New Orleans to Swell Fever Fund. Descendants of Kosciusko Want $1,050,000,000 From United States. Its History Last Mjht. ROCK DS ARE DEADLY 4- Prominent Massachusetts Republicans Start Crusade FOR LOWER DUTIES Would Have Hides, Co jl, Iron, Lumber and Wood Pulp Free. Boston. Mass., Sept. 16- A commit tee of 100 on reciprocal trade, which is composed of many prominent repub licans, today issued a call to republi can voters to join with them to secure the adoption of a plank in the platform of the coming republican state con vention. Wasted M Free Mac The purpose Is to demand that hides, coal. Iron, lumber and wood pulp be placed by congress on the free list, and that duties upon manufactured and other articles be reduced wherever ex isting duties are higher than are need ed for any just purpose of protection. TRAIN SIDESWEEPS ON B. & 0. RAILWAY Thret Killed and 20 Injured, One Be ing a Dixon, III., Man. Kimmel. Ind., Sept. 1C. Two per sons were killed and a score or more received minor injuries when an east bound passenger train sideswlped a light engine on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, a mile west of here early to day. The dead: Engineer Stephen Snyder, Garrett, Ind. Baggageman Frank Smoolz, Chicago Junction, Ohio. An unknown man. presumably a tramp, was found cut to pieces under the wreckage. Twenty were injured, but all but three were able to continue on their Journey. Those taken to the hospital in this city were: R. O. Daily, Dixon, ill., several bad gashes in bead; George B. Ilenkle. Welsh Run. Pa.; Mrs. Louise Macholz. from some place in Iowa, badly cut in head. STERLING MAN IS ACCUSED Samuel Elgin Held on a Charge of Burning Hia Creamery Plant. Sterling. 111.. Sept. 1C Samuel El gin, a wealthy butter-maker and owner of a number of creameries in north western Illinois, was arrested yester day on a state warrant charging him with setting fire to and destroying his creamery near Polo, on the night of July SS. Mr. Elgin maintains that he is innocent, and that on the night of July 28 he was in Chicago. He waived examination, and was bound over to the Ogle county grand jury. IS LAST STAGE MAIL ROUTE Only One in Western Illinois Replaced by Rural Delivery. Sterling. III.. Sept. 16. The last re maining stage coach mail route in western Illinois was discontinued yes terday by orders from the postal de partment.' It was known as the Tampi-co-Dingley Star route, running from Tampico to Dingley. passing through Yorktown. The stage route has been In existence for over 45 years, and is 30 miles in length. Yorktown and Ding ley hereafter will receive mail by the rural routes. PLAN FOR NEXT ' YEAR'S CROWDS Mors Extensive Improvements to Be Made at the Witch Tower by Railway Company. Already improvements for the Watch Tower for next season are being plan ned by the Tri-City Railway company. The expenditures made there for this season were warranted as was shown by the popularity of the resort, and next year there will b more of an outlay for the accomoda tion of the visitors at the Tower. There la a probability that there will be additional ground opened for the convenience of the people, in order to avert the crowded conditions of the Sundays and holidays. Another of the proposed improvements is a loop of the car tin, which will land the passengers at the top of the bill Instead of at the bottom as the track lies at p reseat. HEAVY PROPERTY DAMAGE Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri Experience Rains and Streams Are High. Omaha, Sept. 16. The most terrific storm ever known in this section struck Omaha last night, doing thousands of dollars' worth of damage. The Dodge hotel was struck by lightning, tearing the entire roof off, and doing other damage to the building. A Are started, but was extinguished. v Panic-stricken people rushed from the hotel Into a blinding torrent of wind and rain, only to be driven back by its terrific force. Plate glass in nearly all the large de partment stores was blown in. Bill boards, sheds and other smaller struct ures were taken from their founda tions. Ob Peraea Killed. The lower portions of Omaha and Council Bluffs were flooded, causing heavy loss. The storm reached the proportions of a tornado at Burwell, Neb., where one person was killed, six injured, and $50,000 damage done to property. I Kaaua Staked. Kansas City, Sept. 16. Soaking rains have fallen in western Missouri and Kansas in the past 24 hours, and con tinued today. Coming on top of the almost continuous heavy rains during the past 10 days, all streams are up and more or less damage has been done. Although the Kaw river has ris en rapidly, it must rise 10 feet yet be fore it becomes really threatening. NO ACTION TAKEN Committee Report on Fees and Salaries Referred Back by v Board of Supervisors. SHOULD PAY, SAYS CAREY Chairman of Board Holds County Should Settle for Services Ren dered When Bill Has O. K. At this morning's session of the board of supervisors the committee made a report on fees and salaries, and the greater part of the session was devoted to a discussion of this matter. It was decided by the board to refer the matter back to the committee at the next meeting In December. Chairman W. R. Carey, of the board. this afternoon, in discussing the mat ter with an Argus reporter, said: "I believe that when services are render ed, whether to the county, to a corpor ation, or an individual, some one should pay for the services. In this case I hold that the liability is on the county, when the bill for fees has the O. K. of the proper officer." Mr. Carey was for 14 years a jus tice of the peace, and says that he knows from experience the results of having fees refused for legitimate serv ices. He will urge the adoption of res olutions to the effect that 'fees will be allowed only when properly O. K.'d by the county officials. tirumd Jury. The following grand Jury for Decem ber was drawn yesterday afternoon: Cordova Lester Benway. Coe Lewis Gilbert. Canoe Creek Alvin Farber. Zuma James Adams. Port Byron William Filbert. Hampton Harry Cosoer. South Moline William Haner. Moline H.' J. Grlpp. Charles W. Wright. Cai Earnest. Rock Island John Konosky. Julius Mosenfelder. Martin Weinberger. Ira Buffum. South Rock Island Herman Schave. Black Hawk Fred Salpaugh. Coal Valley William Sackville. Rural Lafayette Metzler. Bowling John Tindall. Edgington Henry B. Carpenter. Andalusia Thomas Bopes. Buffalo Prairie Gideon Reed. Drury Dan Kleist. LIQUOR DEALERS AT PEORIA State Organization Will Be Well En tertained There Next Week. The annual meeting of the Illinois Liquor Dealers' association will open at Peoria next Tuesday and close Wed nesday. Peoria has several times en tertained this organisation and prom ises to do so better this time than ever before. The treasurer of the local com mittee of arrangements is said to have plenty of funds for all emergencies. Saloon Notice. George Ohlweiler has purchased the saloon of John McMahou. Twelfth street and Fifth avenue, and has taken possession. Mr. Ohlweiler has been bartender at Jim GIven's place for eight years. Norwegians Are Greatly Wrought Up Over Separation. MOBILIZING TROOPS Negotiations at Karlstad, How ever, Said to Have Reached Smoother Water. Paris, Sept. 16. Despite contradic tory statements made on the subject, information reaching highest quarters here shows the mobilization of Nor- way's forces is now going on. The French government has made concili atory representations at Stockholm with a view to averting a rupture. Take Other View. Christlania. Sept. 16. Most of the special dispatches from Karlstad agree in saying negotiations between Norwegian and Swedish delegates are reaching' smoother water. Teaaloa Severe. Christlania. Sept. 16. The tension here is greater than ever. AH day crowds filled the streets in the vicinity of newspaper offices, eager for news from Karlstad. The fact that the con ference has again adjourned is regard ed as a good omen. Strong conviction prevails that war will not be permitted by the powers. HENRY INSTITUTE DEC. 12-14 Farmers of Neighboring County Will Meet at Osco. The Henry county farmers' institute this year will be held at Osco. Dec. 12, 13 and 14. A committee consisting of M. M. Nash, R. G. Neville and J. Heber Smith is at work preparing for an In teresting and instructive program. It is being planned to offer prizes for the best corn grown in the county, the corn shown to be scored by an expert judge. Cattle and cattle feeding will be dis cussed by Prof. Mumford, and soils will be explained and talked of by Prof. Mosier. Prof. Frank H. Hall will be prestnt Wednesday and give an address. The woman's domestic sci ence meeting will be held Thursday af ternoon. MAY GC TO MOLINE FOR LIFE Drastic Punishment in Store for Erring Clinton Negro. Abe Louis, the colored man who last spring, being banished from Clinton by the police after engaging in a number of scrapes there, wrote from Moline a pitiful plea against being compelled to live "in a town like this," returned to Clinton without the consent of the au thorities recently and once more got into trouble. He is now threatened with even worse punishment than that handed out to him on the previous oc casion. -r 8-HOUR DAY AT NEW SHOPS Letters Sent to Men Individually Make Announcement of Change. Letters that have been received by the employes of New Shops announce that beginning Monday an eight-hour day will succeed the nine-hour day of the past. There is no advance in wages per hour, and the reason for the departure is not known, as the men were not agitating for it and the officers say there is plenty of work in sight. OBITUARY RECORD. Nelson. News comes to Rock Island of the death of Miss Amanda Nelson at her home in Orion, which occurred last evening. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at Orion. Miss Nel son is very well known in Rock Island, having been a clerk in the McCabe store for years, giving up ber work here last Christmas on account of ill health. Czar Away on a Cruise. St. Petersburg. Sept. 16. Emperor Nicholas, accompanied by Minister of the Marine Birileff, left Peterhoff to day for a cruise in the Finnish archi pelago. Minister Resigns. Tokto. SepL 16. The resignation of Viscount Toshikawa, minister of the interior, has been accepted. - Baron Ki youra, minister of agriculture and com merce succeeds him. Taft at Yokahama. Yokohama, Sept, 16. Secretary ol War Taft has arrived here and today received visits from distinguished citi zens. There was no formal reception THOUSANDS VIEW PARADE Quarantine to Be Stretched to Prevent Interference With Cotton Pick ing and Marketing. New Orleans, Sept. 16. New cases today numbered 22; deaths, 1. Today ends the ninth week of the active cam paign against yellow fever in New Or leans and in spite of the increase of cases this week, the authorities ex press general satisfaction with the re sult. Cot torn Plrkera Shut L'p. Reports from the country indicate there is some interference by quaran tines with marketing and packing of cotton, cotton picking negroes being shut up in some of the towns. Mer chants and health authorities are working to remedy this condition. More Caaea nt C'larlanatL Cincinnati, Sept. 16. Four more people who came here yesterday from Tallulah and New- Providence, La., to escape yellow fever were taken to the hospital today, having developed some symptoms of yellow fever. Straaice Way t Knlae Knnda. New Orleans, Sept. 16. New Orleans took a half holiday today and partici pated in a monster festival arranged to swell the citizens' yellow fever fund. The festival was preceded by a parade and witnessed by large crowds. GROWING SMALLER Population of Iowa Has De creased Since Census of 1900. LOSS SHOWN TO BE 30,381 Large Cities Gain, But Rural Districts Suffer Loss By Removal to Newer States. Des Moines, April 16.According to preliminary figures of the Iowa state census, Just compiled, the state's popu lation on Jan. 1. 1905. was 2.201,372 This is a loss of 30.381. since the cen sus of 1900. Twenty-two of the 99 counties showed increases, the remain der showed decreases. Lars; C'ltle Gain. Practically all the larger cities and counties showed gains; the loss was almost entirely in the rural sections. Census authorities are agreed that the loss was due to the enlargement of Iowa farms and attendant immigration of Iowans to districts where cheaper lands were available. WILL TAKE MONEY IF THEY CAN GET IT American Board of Foreign Missions Tables Resolution of Dr. Gladden. Seattle, Wash.. Sept. 16. The Amer ican board of foreign missions by a vote of 46 to 10 last night decided to table all resolutions on the question' ol "tainted money." The action is con sidered a defeat for Dr. Washington Gladden, who has led the campaign in opposition to accepting the Rockefeller gift of $100,000 and similar contribu tions, which he styles "predatory wealth." NAN WEDS AGAIN Woman Accused of Murder of Young Back to Divorced Husband. Washington, Sept ,16. Nan Patter son, who was tried for the murder of Caesar Young, Is to marry her former husband, Leon G. Martin, from whom she was divorced about three years ago. The license to marry was issued today. The ceremony occurred at the home of the bride's father here this af ternoon. SUCCESSFUL RAID AGAINST DUTCH patch reported a successful raid made by Pretender Sonnebate, of Timor ar chipelago, who recently Invaded Dutch territory. He killed 32 persons, ana carried off C2 captives. Wants More of That "rosperity. Pittsburg, Sept. 16. The Standard Oil company today again advanced the price of all grades of crude ofl, except Baglan, two to three cents. First Game of Season at Chicago This Afternoon. VETERANS IN LINEUP Coach Stagg Taking No Chances of Defeat by High School. Chicago, Sept. 16. The football sea son in Chicago opened today, the Uni versity of Chicago eleven lining up against the North Division high school eleven, the interscholastic champions. l.ovw Score I .nut Year. Last season the high school boys held the university team to a low score. Coach Stagg decided not to take chanc es today. Accordingly he . announced a line-up of mostly veterans. A hard fought battle is expected. WOMEN ORGANIZE LARGE MOVEMENT National Democratic League Born at New York Will Be of National Scope. New York. Sept. 16. At a meeting here yesterday the Womens National Democratic league was organized. Mrs. John S. Crosby was elected president. The promoters of the league will en deavor to carry out plans of the organ ization covering the entire country. CASE HAS LOCAL INTEREST W. C. Albers, Imprisoned is Nicaragua, Once Located in Moline. W..C. Albers, the American whose arrest by the Nicaraguan authorities after he had resisted the service of a writ and Insulted the president of the Central American republic, and whose case has resulted in the canceling of the exequater of Minister Barry and caused a great deal of official agita tion at Washington, was formerly lo cated in Moline. With him was asso elated T. A. Kelso, a Moline man, who became interested with him in the Port Limon company and after going to Central America failed to return to his family. Mrs. Kelso about a year ago obtained a divorce. TO ORGANIZE PYTHIANS Preliminaries for a Lodge in Water town to be Completed Tonight. This evening the first meeting of the new Knights of Pythias lodge of Wa tertown will be held at Woodman hall in the village. This meeting is for the purpose of completing the preliminar ies of the organization. A large list of new members is on the application for a charter, which together with the present membership of the order who are already residents there, will make a strong lodge right from the begin ning. Jevne Billiard Hall to Open. The Jevne billiard academy which has just been fitted out in Davenport, will be formally opened this evening with a series of exhibitions in which Jacob Schaefer, champion balk line bil llardist of the world. William If. Cat ton, champion of America, and Lloyd Jevne, the proprietor, who is champion three-cushion billiardist of the world, will participate. The academy is at 206 West Third street. Blanket Bond. The directors of the Modern Wood men of America in session at the head office have let the contract for the blanket bond for the local camp clerks to the National Surety company on a bid of 88 cents per camp. This com pany furnished the bond last year. The closest bid to this was from the United States Casualty and Fidelity company of Baltimore, at 90 cents. New Midshipmen. ' Annapolis, Md., Sept. 16. The fol lowing have been admitted to the naval academy as midshipmen: Franklin Vanvalkenbergh, of Wisconsin; Wil liam M. Bowman, of Illinois. Kaiser Sees Meyer. Hamburg. Sept. 16. Emperor Wil liam today received in audience Ameri can Ambassador Meyer to Russia, who is on the way to the United States on leave of absence. Cyrus M. Avery Dead. Cyrus M. Avery, for a number of years bead of the Avery Manufactur ing company at Peoria, and one of the prominent manufacturers of the state, died at bis home in Galesubrg yester- day of diabetes, aged 59 years. TITLE TO CHICAGO SITE Given to Patriot in Return- for His Services to the Young Re public. ' 4 Berlin, Sept. 16. According to the Berliner Tageblatt. an attorney repre senting two families named Kosciusko, living at Gressen, intends to bring a claim against the United States gov ernment for compensation to the amount of 4,20O,O(Xi,0O0 marks ($1.1)50,- 000.000). The Kosciuskos assert they are de scendants of the Polish national hero. Kosciusko, who played a part in the American war of independence. In re cognition of his services during that campaign the American government presented Kosciusko with a plat of land, on which Chicago is built at the present day. J ant Iteeelted Document. This grant. It is stated, was made in the form of an official document, which came into the possession of the present claimants a short time ago as a be quest. A lawyer has been instructed to pre sent the claim to the United States government at an early period. WELCOME PASTOR Reception Given for Rev. Marion Humphreys of Central Pres byterian Church. HEAR PROGRAM" AND TOASTS Hour of Sociability Follows Clergy of Other Churches Participate in Evening of Pleasure.1' The reception given last evening In the lecture room of the Central Pres byterian church by the ladies of the church as a welcome to the newly elected pastor. Hev. Marion Hum phreys and wife, was a delightful so cial function, at which not only loyal members of the congregation appeared, but members of the clergy of other de nominations and their wives, revealing a union of aims In the work "of Christi anity. The ladies had spared no pains in making the lecture room attractive and with a profusion of goldnrbd and cos mos artistically arranged in bouquets and sprays, had made the loom a veri table bower. Although each and ev ery lady interested in the planning of the reception, assisted in receiving the guests, a reception committee had been named, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. H D. Folsom, and Mrs. H. M. Freeman. I'roicraiu f Ton fa. H. D. Folsom presided as master of ceremonies. Each toast delivered per tained to some department of the church work, practically treated and enthusiastically received. Dr. W. S. Marquis spoke of "The Kind of Pastor Necessary to the Church's Welfare," dwelling on the eminent fitness of Rev. Humphreys for this field of work, and also on the excellent qualities of his co-worker and helpmeet, Mrs. Hum phreys. Samuel Cleland discoursed on "What Will Make a Sunday School Crow." Mrs. Gould of Moline took up the subject. "Missionary Society." A. R. Talbot, "Prayer Meeting" and Mrs. Josephine Gibson. "The Ladies' Aid Society," after which Rt-v. Marion Humphreys concluded the toasts with a practical discussion of Sunday school work. Sot-in 1 Hour. ' ' A season of festivities and sociability then followed, during which an elabo rate supper was served, and Prof. Bowlby's Mandolin orchestra rendered several excellent selections. The cordiality and sociability attend ing the reception were very gratifying to the new pastor who is entering Into his new field with a great deal of zest, much encouraged by the mutual good will and endorsement of his congrega tion, and each feels that with the pres ent promising outlook, the future growth of the church is, well assured. PYTHIAN HOME AT CHICAGO Past Grand Chancellor of Order Says Big Sum Will Be 8pent. Springfield. Ohio. Sept. 16. The Illi nois home of the Knights of Pythias probably will be built in Chicago, said Past Grand Chancellor Frederick T. Foster of Chicago, who Is here to in spect the Ohio Pythian home. Mr. Foster said $50,000 had been raised for the purpose and that this amount would be doubled as soon as it was decided to begin building. ' Only Three Cholera Cases. Berlin, Sept. 1C. -The Official Bul letin notes three fresh cholera cases and one death today. Defective Boiler Causes Destruction of a Stave Mill. FIVE KILLED OUTRIGHT Seven Dead and Others Fatally Injured in. Fuse Factory Accident. Pinconning, Mich., Sept. 16. By the explosion of an alleged defective boiler in the Jennings Stave mills today five men were killed and eight or ten in jured, two seriously, and tho mill de stroyed. The dead: Richard Clifford. Burt Bell. Charles Easterman. William Atlin and Elijah Peters. Seven Killed la Another. Avon. Conn.. Sept. 16. Seven per sons were killed and several others fatally injured yesterday afternoon by the explosion of a fuse in the plant of the Climax Fuse company, followed by a fire, which destroyed the plant, and burned the bodies of the victims. The cause of the explosion Is a mystery. The property loss was $100,000. IOWA INSURANCE MAN THUGS VICTIM George FL, Gr-isweld Murdered, Robbed and Body Thrown in Raccoon River. Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. 16.--Georgo R. Gri8wold. state manager of the State Mutual Life Assurance of Worcester. Mass., was brutally murdered and his body thrown into the Raccoon river. Robbery was the object, the man's pockets being turned inside out. Grls wold had been missing from home since Tuesday. ODD FELLOWS ASSEMBLING Fifty Thousand Expected at Philadel phia for Grand Lodge. Philadelphia. Sept. 1C. Odd Fellows from all parts of this country, Canada and Mexico are here today to attend the 81st communication of the sover eign grand lodge. Although the official opening of the convention will not take place until Monday, there was a meet ing today of the grand council of Pa triarchs Militant in Odd Fellows tem ple. It is estimated by Monday 50,000 members of the fraternity will be In the city. ROBBERS AT BARSTOW HOUSE Ransack Place at Leisure and Get $50 Worth of Silverware. A robbery was committed at the home of John Mosber, a mile and a half east of Barstow, during Thursday, while the members of the family were away from the house. One of the doors was lorced and the thieves then leisurely-ransacked the honse. turninc out the contents of drawers and cupboards in their quest for valuables. Not find ing any money In the place, the thieves contented themselves with approprlat- ing $50 worth of silverware. Protests a Race. Attorney W. C. Allen, of Moline. is owner of the speedy chetftnut, Dixon, which finished second in the $5,000 cit izens' race at the Wisconsin state fair at Milwaukee Thursday. Mr. Allen has protested the award on the grounds that Advancer, a Vermont horse that came in first, was a "ringer." OPENS CAMPAIGN HERE NEXT WEEK Mayor McCaskrin Announces Dates to Meet People of Rock Island- At Shops. Mayor McCaskrin addressed the people of flilcbrist last evening on the issues of the congressional campaign. and be goes to Aledo, the home of Hon. James McKinney, the republican candidate, tonight. He will be accom panied by the Gilchrist band. He makes his first speech la Rock Island Monday noon at the Rock Is land stove works. Tuesday noon he addresses the workmen at the Rock Is land Plow shops and in the evening ho will meet the people of the lower wards la Garnsey square. Wednesday noon he goes to the Rock IHid Sash & Door works and in the evening he will make an address at the corner of Thir tieth street and Fourteenth avenue.