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LAMB ARGU r VOL. LIV. NO. 287. AMERICANS FIREDUPOM Thirty Shots Sent After Fishing Tug On Lake Erie.' CAUGHT ACROSS LINE Canadian .Cruiser Vigilant Dam ages Poaching Craft and Wounds Sailors. Erie, Pa.. Sept. 18. "Americans never surrender." shouted Capt. Nels Fasti of the fishing tug Harry G. Barn burst to the commander of the Cana dian cruiser Vigilant in Lake Erie yes terday afternoon, in response to a !:- nal to stop or the boat would be fired upon. The Canadian's reply was a volley from the guns of the Canadian patrol boat. Chased fwr Haar. Thereupon was started a wild chase for the boundary line that lasted al most an hour before the Barnhurst. the largest and best built tug in the fish ing business out of this port, crossed the line and made off home with cargo and crew. One man fainted; the fireman, with shovel poised, and two or three are paid to have been wounded by splin ters. Thirty shots struck the Barn hurst. and the Canadians worked des perately to overhaul the boat. The whole upper part of the Barn burst was shot away, and .15 ahots left unmistakable signs of .great damage. V ' M,mm Niwr Mae. Capt. Fasel says he was aware that he was .close to the line, but could not have been more than four or five miles out in Canadian water when the cruiser appeared. His position became appar ent at once, and he started to run. The Canadians theu made the signal for him to stop or they would fire. He refused to obey, and all the while fishermen were catring loose their lines and nets in readiness to save the boat, while the Vigilant bore down upon the boat with increasing speed. The Canadian would probably- have rammed the fishing tug had not Capt. Fasel managed his boat skillfully. GEN..1SAAC WISTAR DIES IN DELAWARE Philanthropist and Scientist Was President of Pennsylvania Road for Years. Philadelphia. Sept. 18. Gen. Isaac J. Wist a r of this city, philanthropist and pcientist, died today at Claymount. Del., aged 78 years. He was for a number of years vice president of the Pennsylvania Kail road company and of that corporation's coal and canal companies. He entered the military service during- the civil war and was a brigadier general of volunteers. He was a distinguished penalouglst. KING REVIEWS 40,000 SCOTS Largest Number Under Arms Since Battle of Flodden Field. Edinburg. Sept. 18. Forty thousand volunteers, the greatest muster of Scotchmen under arms since the bat tle of Flodden Field, were reviewed by King Edward here today. While the honorary colonel of the 2nd Lanark shire engineers was leading the regi ment past the king, his fcorse threw him and kicked him in the face. The injuries are nQt serious. GET BUNCH IN BUFFALO Police Wait for Place to Open This ' Morning. A half doien people were trapped in a raid by the police on the Buffalo this moruing. and paid fines to Magistrate Elliott. The police, went to the place in the night and were refused admit tance. Mayor McCaskrln ordered them to stay at their posts and when the Buffalo was opened in the morning the arrests were made. Falls Dead After Seeing Body. Kewanee. 111.. Sept. 18. Francis SMllman. 55 years old. was killed by a train yesterday morning. Andrew Hip pert, after viewing the mutilated body, walked a few blocks and fell dead. He was subject to heart weakness. SELLING PRICE OF OIL IS ADVANCED Cleveland. Sept. 18. The Standard Oil company today advanced) the sell ing prica of ail -grades of refined oil half a cent a gallon. Gasoline advanc ed a cent. NOT MOBILIZING Norway Denies Report Prepara tionV Are' Being Mad for War. ONLY STRENGTHENS DEFENSE Prospects of Peaceful Dissolution of Union Improved By Latest Con ferences. Christiania. Sept. 18. Another semi official denial of the renewed charge of Norwegian mobilization of troops was issued in this morning's Swedish pa pers. It declared Norway has not mill tary preparations except such as were absolutely necessary from a defensive point of view. Held T Seaaloas. Stockholm, Sept. 18. The Swedish and Norwegian delegates to the con ference at Karlstad had two sessions yesterday. After their adjournment the expectations of the confreres arriv ing at a definite result increased. Sweden, however, insists upon the dismantlement of the addition, both in armament and works since 1895, to the fortresses along the line from Fredrick sten to Arje. Norway now seeks to except the fortress of Kongsvinger, and has raised the question of the ship yard at Storkein. near the frontier, which is in the proposed neutral zone. This yard was established as a private enterprise by Crawford, who subse quently leased it to Sweden. Ready Arbitrate. Sweden affirms a readiness to sign the arbitration treaty when the riksdag ratifies Norway's separation. SIGNAL HONOR TO COLLINS' MEMORY Boston In Hournina Suspends Busi- ness for Funeral of Late Mayor. Boston, Sept. 18. Funeral servic es over the body of the late Mayor Pa trick Collins were held in the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Cross In the presence of an assemblage that crowded the great edifice and over flowed into the street. Business gener ally- was suspended throughout the city during the period of services while municipal offices, courts and school clotted for the day. The city buildings and many private structures were drap ed in black and flogs were hung at half mast all over the city and on shipping in the harbor, "T" STEPPED IN FRONT OF AUTO Mrs. Isaac Shifter Sustains Minor In juries in Accident. Mrs. Isaac Sniffer, 1417 Fifth ave nue( is confined to her home nursing minor injuries sustained through being run down by the automobile of Ira H. Buffum, the real estate man, at Fourth avenue and Seventeenth street, after dark Saturday evening. Mrs. Sniffer was crossing Seventeenth street, and failed to notice Mr. Buffum. who was going south at a low rate of speed, till the latter was near. Then she appar ently became confused by the light, and instead of keeping out of the way, jumped in the path of the machine. Seeing her error too late, she attempt ed to escape, but her skirts became en tangled in the wheel and she was thrown down and dragged several feet while the driver was bringing the auto to a stop. Mr. Buffum summoned a physician and had the injured lady con veyed to her home. Mrs. Shlffer suffer ed a number of painful bruises, the most serious of which is one on the side of the face. REGULARS SHOW UP WELL Chicago University Has Easy Tims With North Division High School. Chicago. Sept. 18. North Division high school was outclassed In the first half of the football game Saturday af ternoon, being defeated 2G to 0. All the scoring was done In the first half, when the university's regulars were in the lineup. In the second half substi tutes were used and the high school more than held its own. May Get Another Boat. John Streckfus is over on the Ohio river at present and Capt. Wisherd Is in charge of the J. S. It is rumored I that Capt. Streckfus is looking for an other excursion steamer to be put on the Mississippi next year. Wisconsin Mystery Cleared. Watertown. Wis.. Sept. 18. The finding of the body of John Traeumer In the river here yesterday clears up a mystery involving the drowning of Miss Emma Scbultz. Traeumer and rhe had gone boating Wednesday night Thursday the young woman's body wa found. Eleven Fever Cases. New Orleans. Sept. 18. Ne cases of yellow feTer today cumbered 11; deaths. 6; total cases to date. 2.582;' deaths, S40. . m ' A. B. PARKER IWIGHT Insurance" Investigation Vindicates His Charges DURING THE CAMPAIGN Asserts in Interview Other Corporations' followed Same Course. Esopus, N. Y., Sept 18. Former Chief Justice Alton B. Parker, the de feated democratic candidate for presi dent last year, yesterday declared that not only the New York Life, but offi cers of the Equitable, the Mutual, and other great life insurance companies as well secretly had contributed large amounts of the policy holders' money to the republican campaign fund. He added that were an investigation of railroad, manufacturing and other corporations honestly and diligently pursued it would be found that their official beads also had put their hands into their respective treasuries and had taken out moneys belonging to widows and orphans to help secure a partisan triumph. Parpoae to Corrupt. J Their purpose, said the late stand-! ard bearer of the democrats, was to corrupt the electorate so that the par ty which guaranteed lenient ' legisla tion, made but a pretense at the execu tion of the law, and was tenderly blind to all their offenses might be continued in power. The obligation, so created, continued the sage of Esopus, was remembered. as the party expected a like contribu tion next time. The officers responsi ble, he said, received their reward in the unfettered management of life in surance companies; in unembarrassed raids upon the public through trusts and in defiance of equity and law; in tha people's servants' refusal td punish criminally the heads of corporations for violating common statutes. A 4uaal-Partaraalp A quasi-partnership. declared the former chief justice, was formed be tween the great corporations and. the dominant political party, tending to ward the demoralization of voters and the dulling of public conscience. In conclusion, the defeated candi date for president said that the repub lican party had promptly arrested all efforts to secure reform legislation in this and other states, bills tending in this direction being defeated in several legislatures. Called Oat by lerkla. Judge Parker's arraignment was the result of a request for his opinion con cerning the admission by Vice Presi dent George W. Perkins, of the New York Life, that the company had con tributed $48,700 to the republican cam paign fund last year. WITTE REACHES ENGLAND Says Japanese Rioting Will Not Affect Peace Ratification. Plymouth, Eng., Sept. 18. The steamer Kaiser Wilhelm II., having on board M. Witte and colleagues arrived here today. He declined to be inter viewed, except to reiterate that the recent rioting in Japan would not de lay or interfere with the ratification of the peace treaty. BISHOP SPALDING BACK OCT. 1 Peoria Paper Says Venerable" Prelate is Able to Take Daily Drives. Bishop Spalding expects to return to Peoria about Oct. 1. His health is good, and he is as well as he was be fore being seized with the attack of indigestion, about which so much has been said. A letter' from Mrs. Bridget Wall, his housekeeper, of this city, who went to Lebanon. Ky., as soon as she heard of the so-called relapse, states that he is taking daily drives and spends a good part of each day out of doors. Peoria Journal. FEDERAL CLERK SECURED $20,000 James W. Boyd Confesses to Manipu lating Vouchers at Wash, ington. Washington, Sept. 18. Secret serv ice officers today arrested James W Boyd clerk in the' public health and marine hospital service, for manipula ting vouchers pertaining to the bus! ness of the office by which he Is said to have secured in the last two years over $20,000. When confronted with the charge, Boyd confessed. THE ARGUS. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1903. DRAIN SUIT FIRST Case of Schnell vs City of Rock Island Set for Trial. CIRCUIT COURT CONVENES R. W. Hamilton of Molint Is Made Foreman of the Grand Ju Judge Ramsay Presiding Again the case of Matthias Schnell vs. the city of Rock Island is set for trial and all of the attorneys say they are ready to proceed. The case in some form will come up in circuit court tomorrow morning. Court convened this afternoon with Judge F. D. Ramsay presiding and H D. Blakemore reporting. The grand jury was charged and It retired for work. Haaalltoa Forrmai. R. W. Hamilton of Moline was made foreman of the grand jury, which is entering upon several very important investigations. Two are bound over on the charge of murder and others for attempts at that offense. Some anti cipate investigations in cases in which no arrests have been made, and the in dications are that there will be a long er session than usual. Aaa Am.i Suit for divorce has been commenced by Mrs. Mattie Asa against her hus band, Charles Asa. whom she alleges she married May 27, 1891. Her bill states that they lived together until March 14, 1905. The defendant is charged with drunkenness, cruelty and adultery. H. M. Schriver is attorney for the complainant. A TIE FOR CUP IN MEN'S PRELIMINARY W. H. Reck and H. G. Pape Make Net Score of 75 on Golf Links Saturday. W. H. Reck, of this city, and II. G. Pape, of Davenport, tied for the cup in the men's preliminary match for the handicap cup at the Rock Island ar senal Saturday afternoon. . Both gen tlemen made a net score of 75 and were also tied in the gross score with 99 each. G. W. Burr secured the lowest gross score, making Che rounds in 81 strokes. There is but one more preliminary match for the handicap cup and that will be played next Saturday. The finals will begin on the following Tues day. The scores Saturday were as fol lows: Gross. Hep. Net H. G. Pape 99 24 75 W. H. Reck 99 S. E. Blunt 115 24 35 11 24 25 12 17 24 25 4 14 22 12 20 27 20 22 10 22 24 30 25 22 24 15 75 SO 8J 81 81 82 82 82 83 84 81 81 85 S5 87 88 88 89 89 90 90 93 93 94 99 100 101 104 104 109 113 120 122 G. W. Burr 91 G. A. Price 105 G. Hecht 10G Wilson McClelland 94 William Butterworth ... 99 A. H. McCandless 10G H. L. Williams 108 W. B. Mixter 88 C. P. Skinner 98 C. C. Williams 106 Walter Chambers 97 Henry Vollmer 105 Paul Kersch 114 E. W. Hurst 108 E. B. Hayward 110 E. C Mueller 99 A. O. Moore Ill F. A. Lischer ....... 114 Frank Baker 120 M. N. Richardson 93 N. Van Patten 118 E. H. Stafford 116 C. J- Cooper 99 E. H. Guyer 124 Frank Mixter 116 J. G. Thatcher 104 I. S. White 104 C. R. Mixter 109 C. C. Jamison . 119 Gus Tegeler 120 B. F. Peek 122 Unfinished Schiller Hosford. J. H. Trimble, G. H. Stewart, Decker French, C. F. Lynde and C. A. Barnard. ALDERMEN INSPECT NEW PUMP IN BURLINGTON, IA. Murray Machine With Capacity of 6r- 000,000 Seen Sunday Ten Mem bers of Council Go. Accompanied by City Clerk Schaffer and City Treasurer Schoede, Ald3. Biochlineer. Pratt. Eckhart. Obere. Trenkenschuh. Dauber. Robbins. Wil son. Anderson and Brooks made a visit to Burlington yesterday for the pur pose of inspecting the waterworks nlant in operation there. Burlington has just put in a new Murray pump. with a capacity of 6.000,000 gallons per 24 hours, and It was this the aldermen were anxious to see in operation. They were extended every courtesy by the Burlington officials and were much pleased with what they saw and with their trip generally. Daily Cholera Bulletin. Berlin, Sept. 18. The noon official bulletin showed 13 fresh cases of chol era, and six deaths since noon yester-'day. OVER GUFF TO HIS END Tragic End to Career of Felizardo, Filipino Bandit. CORNERED BY TROOPS Required 1,500 Men to Run Last Leader in Lu zon to Earth. Manila. Sept. 18. The notorious ban dit, Felizardo, who long had terrorized the province of Cavite, is dead. The constabulary there surrounded him. and, seeing that resistance was hope less, he committed suicide by jumping over a cliff, thus fulfilling the boast that he never would be captured. I.aat af Bandit l.ratlern. Felizardo was the last powerful ban dit leader in the island of Luzon. For six months an active campaign was waged against him, 1,500 troops and constabulary being used for the pur pose, but he always heretofore sue ceeded in outwitting his pursuers. One of Outlaw's Hnliln. On Jan. 24 300 Iadrones, led by Fell zardo. and Montaleon attacked the town of San Francisco de Matabon looted the municipal treasury of $2,000, killed Contract Surgeon J. A. O'Neill, and abducted the wife and two children of Gov. Trias. LOCKS AND BARS OFF ASYLUM DOORS Bartonville Institution for Incurable Insane Introduces An Inno vation. Peoria, 111.. Sept. 18. The asylum for the incurable insane at South Barton ville, is now without locks and bars. This is in accordance with a step long In contemplation by Dr. Zeller, he hav ing become convinced that more can be accomplished by kindness than by forcible restraint. ENGINEER KNOCKED OUT OF WINDOW AT NATICK H." E. Pratt Has Broken Leg and Two Locomotives Are Laid Up for Repairs. .Engineer H. E. Pratt, 2804 Sixth av enue, this city, was the victim of an accident at Natick yards Saturday night by which his right leg was brok en above the ankle. He was running his engine, the No. 812, which pulls the Denver Limited on the Rock Island between here and Valley Junction, into the round house after his run. The switch was open and he was just leav ing the main track when the engine that draws No. 4, the train that two weeks ago met with an accident in the Rock Island yard backed down upon him on its way to this city to take out its train. Mr. Pratt's engine was side swiped, the tank of the other engine striking the cab on the fireman's side and knocking the engineer out through his window. His leg was broken and he was removed to his home, where he received surgical attention. The cab of No. 812 was badly wrecked and the tank of the other engine suffered con siderably. McCUTCHEONCASE DISMISSED Suit Brought by Modern Woodmen ii Thrown Out of Court. The United States circuit court of appeals at Cheyenne, Wyo., sustained the decision of Judge Reed, which held that the bondsmen who sued the E. II. McCutcheon estate, could dismiss their petition. The Modern Woodmen had made the case their own for the recov ery of $100,000 of Modern Woodmen funds which had been deposited with the McCutcheon bank at Holstein. Doubtless another suit will be begun. FRICTION BETWEEN RUSSIA AND TURK Latter Building Fortifications on Bos porus Which the Slavs Op pose. Constantinople, Sept. 18. Steady progress of work on the new fortifica tions of the Bosporus Is causing fric tion between Russians and the porte. At the time of the mutiny on the Russian-battleship Kniaz Potemkine, Tur key hastily commenced building fort I ficatlons, a scheme which she had long desired to consummate, but one that Russia always opposed. RISES TEN FEET Mississippi River Floods St. Louis Riyer Front in . 24- Hours.' THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS' LOST Train Service Almost Paralyzed by Washouts Rain Every Day But One in September. St. Louis, Sept. IS. Heavy rains and swollen tributaries have caused a rise of over 10 feet in the" Mississippi river during the past 24 frotirrf'and re sulted in damage along the St. louls river front amounting to many thou sands of dollars. .. A vast amount of produce and oth er shipping property is still in danger. Washouts at various places in Missouri caused annullment today of five trains due here from the southwest. KalalaaT Evrrjr Iajr. Kansas City. Sept. 18. Owing to continued rain, all streams in western Missouri and eastern and central Kan sas continue to rise and railroad traffic is becoming demoralized because of nu merous washouts. In Kansas City and vicinity rain has fallen every day ex cepting one this month, and there is no prospect of Its immediate cessation. FUEL COMPANY MAKES COMPLAINT IN COURT Five Persons Plead Before Magistrate Elliott Will Put End to Thieving. Upon complaint of William Hubers, of the Rock Island Fuel company, five persons have been taken before Magis trate Elliott and forced to pay a pen alty for disorderly conduct. " The com plaint was made for larceny, bwas afterwards changed, the defendants pleading to the lesser offense: -T J. J Clausscn, James Collins, Christ Drexel, Mrs. Charles Pomranke ,. and VMrs. Pearson were those who ttere. arraign ed and were fined $5 amfVosts. ' Representatives of the companj state that they have lost a great amount of fuel by thieves and they have been compelled to take these measures to put an end to it. They propose to bring in others and prose cute every offender. M'CASKRIN TAKES APPEAL Allows Judgment to Be EnterecHtn Fa vor of Dick. 4':''- In the case of W. M. Dick against George W. McCaskrin for $200 alleged to be due for money advanced?and services rendered during theJniayor- aity campaign last spring, a jiklgifitoht was given this morning for the full amount and costs by Justice D. R. Mc Farlane. The case was brought before Justice G. Albert Johnson, and a change of venue taken to McFarlane's court. Mayor McCaskrin asked for u continuance, claiming that it was im possible for him to produce witnesses at this time, material to the case. Ob jections were made to a continuance by John Looney, attorney for Mr. Dick, unless affidavits were filed. Mayor McCaskrin declined to make the affida vits, and withdrew his appearance, al lowing the judgment to be entered by default. Mayor McCaskrin then immediately gave notice of an appeal of the case. COLUMBIA BRINGS EXCURSION About 400 People From Burlington and Fort Madison. The steamer Columbia arrived at Rock Island about midnight Saturday with an excursion from Fort Madison and Burlington. There were about 400 people on board, and the trip proved a very pleasant one. The steamer, de parted down the river yesterday' after noon at 3 o'clock. The Columbians doing a large excursion business down the river. The steamer J. S. carried an excur sion to Muscatine yesterday afternoon, leaving Rock Island at 3 o'clock, and returning at 11 o'clock at night. The steamer went up the river this morn ing. CAR OVERTURNS IN TUNNEL Accident on New York Central Caused By an Open 8 witch. New York. Sept. 18. One car of an express train bound for Boston over turned today in the New York Central tunnel. Twelve persons were injured, none fatally. The accident was caused by an open switch and occurred near Fifth street just after the train had left the station. LIVERY FIRM DISSOLVES Business of Kautz & Moeller Will Be Be Run by Junior Member of Firm The livery firm of Kautz & Moelier, located at Fourth avenue and Seven teenth street, has dissolved. Frank Kautz, the senior member of the firm going to Moline to become connected with Mieraeman aV Co.. liverymen, of that city. A. J. D. Moeller will take en tire charge of the business here. PRICE TWO CENTS. INCREASE IN THE UkO. F. All DepartmentaCjt Mil itant Shows Steady Growth. GRAND LODGE. J.I EETS Question of uUdng!il'p ' Uni formed Branc&it3inTaUp ' at Philadelphia. Philadelphia. Pa.. Sept. 18. Disa greeable weather conditions marked the formal opening today of the 81st annual convention of the sovereign grand lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. A fine rain was fall ing and the atmosphere was warm and humid. Exercises were held in Lulu temple, which was entirely inadequate to accommodate the crowds. Every jurisdiction of the order in the United States is represented at the conclave. Hruort of Mfiubrrnhlp. The report of Grand Sire Wright shows the total subordinate lodge mem bership Is 217.145, encampment mem bership 177.839, Rebekah membershiu 474.059; number of subordinate lodges. 14.315. The expenditure for relief was $4,634,000. The total revenue, $13. C.19.000, and resources $37,G45.000. I .ohm la Mlllluat llnarh. Continuing, the report states: "The militant branch atone in i oar organiza tion falls to showtaiubstantial progress. There has been a 'toss in membership during the yeSrof a little over 300. This condition' of affairs, in-my Judg ment; demands:timnidiata attention, - perhaps, radical vmeajmrps." According to GTand -"Sir Wright.' among the especially important mat ters to be considered during the con clave is tho subject of the Patriarchs Militant branch. The test of eligibility to that branch la membership in the encampment branch which has about 170.000 members, about 12 per cent of whom are Patriarchs Militant. AVauld Change Baala. "The proposition is to make member ship in subordinate lodges the basis of admission to the militant. If the change be made the militant would be come the strongest uniformed fraternal organization in thevworW. ',iThe grand lodge will consider thAqusttou or ex tending the order to Porto: Rico and Scotland. CLOSE ONE OF ARNDT'S STORES Attachment Issued in Davenport and Padlock Put on the Door Sunday. The S. M. Arndt Company's cigar store in Davenport has been closed on a writ of attachment secured by Q. A. Koester and A. J. Koester, trustees of the estate of Mary A. Koester. The at tachment is to secure the payment of $500 alleged to be due on a lease. Mr. Arndt had arranged to sell the stock of the store, and says this matter had been explained to the Koester trustees. When he locked the store Sunday noon lor dinner, tne trustees are ai Iged to have first learned of tJie remov al of the cash register to one of the Rock Island stores of the company. Mr. Koester placed a padlock on the sore, and on, ttt- account M. Arndt claims that he was dispossessed of the property in violation of the lease. CAARIAGE GOES'.I.'iTO DITCH Young People Meet" With Accident South of Milan. Albert Geiger, Miss Delia Geiger and Josephine Burkhart met with an acci dent yesterday morning about 10:30 o'clock a mile south o fMIIan. a horse they were driving becoming frightened and overturning the buggy Into a deep ditch. The horse was frightened at moving van left standing by the road side, on the Rural road. The three oc cupauts of the buggy were thrown to the ground in such a manner that they could not extricate themselves. They were assisted by passersby a short time after the accident. Fortunately none of the three was injured aside from bruises. The buggy was damaged considerably. RAIU-IN-THE-FACE, SIOUX CHIEF, DEAD Aberdeen, 8. D.. Sept. IS. Ralu-ln-the-Face. one of the leading chiefs in the Custer massacre, and who is said personally to have killed Gen. Custer, is dead at Standing Rock reservation aged 62.