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AND AROT IBJL VOL. 1,1V. NO. 303. BAY STATE TAKES LEAD Massachusetts Republi cans Urge Alteration of Tariff. CONDITIONS DEMAND IT Factional Contest and Other Features Make Conven tion Interesting. Boston. Mass.. Oct. f. A factional contest upon the question of tariff re vision, especially with reference to reciprocity with Canada, which involv ed the nomination of a candidate for lieutenant governor, and the presence of five aspirants for the nomination for attorney general, gives unusual In terest to the republican state conven tion here today. I'latform Ariwplrd. The platform, which was adopted by practically a unanimous vote, congrat ulates Roosevelt on his achievement in bringing about peace in the far east; heartily indorses his "fearless enforce ment of laws enacted to prevent great corporations from oppressing the peo ple by unjust discrimination by the de struction of lawful competition," and such additional legislation as may be necessary t-o prevent all unjust dis crimination in the form of railway re bates or under any device whatever. hull He Cbauicrd. On the subject of the tariff, the plat form says, while reaffirming the prin ciple of protection: "We recognize that rates should be changed when conditions have so changed that public interests demand an alteration of schedules." The congressional delegation is urg cd to press upon their party associates from other states the wisdom of con sideration of the tariff for the purpose of revision and readjustments. f.ullil for (iotrraor, Lieut, (iov. Curtis Guild. Jr.. whs nominated for governor by acclama tion. 12 ben S. Draper, of Hopedale, was nominated for lieutenant governor. COINED NICKELS TO SEE IF HE COULD i Old Man Then Insists on Pleading Guilty to Counterfeiting Sen tence Made Light. Houston. Tex.. Oct. G. Pleaded with from the bench by Federal -Judge Hums to withdraw his plea of guilty, and offering the services of the best attorney free of all cost, white-haired William McDormt-tt. aged . insisted UKn his plea of guilty to the charge of counterfeiting and asked for imme diate sentence. He had coined 20 nick els just to see if he could and told the judge had no more money than was needed at home while he was in the penitentiary. He was given 13 months at Leavenworth. LEAVE FOR CONVENTION IN DECATUR NEXT WEEK Change Time for Meeting of Supervis ors and County Clerks From February to October. County Cltrk 11. B. Hubbard and Su pervisors C. K. Whiteside of Moline. D. W. Matthews of Milan, and Thomas liees of Coal Valley leave next week to attend the meeting of the Supervis ors, County Commissioners and County Clerks' association, which meets in lecatur. Mr. Hubbard is treasurer of this organization. This Is the second meeting of the association this year, the first being held at Galesburg last February. At that time a change was made in the time of meeting, from February to October. Disagreeable weather has followed the convention in the former month and the delegates thought that a change would result in a better attendance and a more enjoy able meeting. Meet Next at Council Bluffs. Cincinnati. Ohio. Oct. 6. At the final tesslon of the Society of the Army of Tennessee today Gen. G. M. Dodge was re-elected president. Council Bluffs was selected for the next meet ing. VESSEL ASHORE AT COLUMBIA'S MOUTH Astoria, Ore.. Oct. 6. A vessel is re ported ashore mi the mouth of the Co lumbia river. Owing to thick weather it is not possible to classify the vessel. URGE AGREEMENT English Papers Desire Under standing With Russia and Asia. SEE MUTUAL ADVANTAGES Negotiations to That End May Have Already Been Be 3un. London. Oct. C: Following closely upon the publication of the text of the Anglo-Japanese treaty has come con siderable talk of the possibility of an understanding between Great Britain and Russia. All newspapers are de voting columns to a discussion of the question pointing out that if Russia is sincere in her expressions of a desire for peace in central Asia, there is no reason why the two ancient enemies should not come to an agreement that will not only assure peace, but clear away suspicion leading to friction which existed for years. May llr rxwtlnllnK That negotiations with this object in view are pending seems possible, though definite official confirmation is lacking. COAL DEALERS ALL ESCAPE PAYMENT Collection of Fines for Conspiracy Sus pended by Appellate Court Decision. Chicago, Oct. C. None of the officers of the Retail Dealers Association of Illinois and Wisconsin, who were fined $100 each on charges of conspiracy to raise the prices of coal, will be obliged to pay fines, according to a decision handed down today by Judge Freeman, of the appellate court. RUNAWAY INJURIES FATAL Hon. Robert A. Mc Kin ley of Biggsville Met With Fatal Accident. Monmouth, 111., Oct. 0. Hon. Robert A. McKinley of Biggsville. who was injured in a runaway is dead. Mr. Mc Kinley has been a resident of Biggs ville for many years and has figured strongly in politics. He was a demo cratic member to the legislature from this district in 1S80. He was also pres ident of the Biggsville National bank and was recently elected president of the Old Settlers' association of Hen derson and Warren counties. He is survived by his wife and six daughters. FEDERAL JURORS ARE DRAWN Several from This County Must Report at Peoria Oct. 16. Among the jurors drawn to report for service in the federal court at Peoria Oct. 1G. Rock Island county will be represented on the grand jury by John G. Powell. Illinois City; Will O'Neal. Milan; and William C. Ben nett, Moline. On the petit jury there will be W. It. Carey. Carbon Cliff; By ron Kendall. Hillsdale; and John G. Powell. Illinois City. Mr. Powell has been drawn on both juries, hut of course can serve on bur one. Farmer Robbed and Murdered? Dcs Moines. Iowa. Oct. G. Ed Gres sor. a wealthy fanner was found dead in his home near Avon, early today. Neighbors believe the man was robbed and murdered. MAY DIE OF BURNS Paul Baugh, Cambridge Youth, Injured in Gasoline Explosion. WORKING IN A RESTAURANT Spilled Liquid on Clothing Wnile Fil ling Tank of Stove Proprietor Suffers Also. Cambridge. 111., Oct. 6. While pre paring the noon meal at the restaurant of Jud Record, where he was employed, Paul Baugh. aged 17. was perhaps fa tally burned yesterday. He had just filled the tank of the gasoline stove and in doing so had spilled some of the liquid on his clothing. When he applied a match to the stove there was an ex plosion and he was enveloped in flames. IwtklBK Buraed Off. Help was at hand and in a short time the blaze had been smothere. but not before the clothing had been burn ed off the upper part of the unfortunate youth's body and Mr. Record had been badly injured about the hands and arms. r An examination by a physician show ed that young Baugh's condition was almost hopeless, the greater portion of the surface of his body having been reached by the flames. THE ARGUS. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1 90 j. TWELVE PAGES. IMMORALITY ARMY'S BANE Bad Habits First Among Causes of Disease in Year. HEALTH IS IMPROVING Surgeon General O'Reilly Re ports Enlisted Strength Now 60,139. Washington. D. C. Oct. C. Surgeon General R. H. O'Reilly has submitted an exhaustive report on health condi- ions of the army to Secretary Taft. The report says the enlisted strength of the army, as shown on the returns of the military secretary, was Grt.139. There were 79,580 "admissions" to sick report. During the year there were 40G deaths from all causes and 1.377 discharges for disability. The figures, he says, show a steady and progressive improvement in health. line to Immoral HiiliitM. The report says by far the most im portant diseases affecting the efficien cy of the army during the year has been those resulting from immoral habits, which caused 10 per cent of all admissions. This class- of disease ad vanced from third to first place in the number of admissions to sick report. FOUND IMPORTANT STREED CLEW HERE? State's Attorney Sturtz of Henry Coun ty Intimates Visit Brought Results. Kewanee, 111.. Oct. G. State's Attor ney Sturtz is believed to have secured an important clew in the St reed mys tery during a visit to Rock Island. He admits that he has been looking up he business which engaged the atten tion of Mr. Streed for three days imme diately preceding his mysterious death and Intimated that his trip has not been in vain. He refused to give out anything definite, however, adding that the solution .of the mystery had not been discovered and that work was progressing on several clews. The appearance of several mysteri ous men in Cambridge, lends color to the rumor that both Mrs. Srreed and the authorities have put detectives at work. GROVER CLEVELAND CALLED UNAMERICAN Marie C. Brehm Pays at Illinois W. C. T. vention. Her Respects U. Con- Bloomington. 111.. Oct. G. At today's session of the W. C. T. IT. convention memorial services were held for Mrs. Lucie B. Tyng and Mrs. Milton K. Smith, prominent state workers. Offi cers' reports were read, showing the membership is 13.100. Miss Carrie Brehm. state president in an address, declared former President Cleveland's views on the question of suffrage were "un-American." STATE FAIR CROWD 90,000 Governor's and "Modern Woodman" Day Bring Big Attendance. Springfield, 111-. Oct. 6. Ninety thousand people fairly swamped the Illinois state fair grounds yesteroay. It was "governor's day" and "Modern Woodman day." and the governor and state officers were entertained at the grounds by the state board of agricul ture. Large delegations of Modern Woodmen were also present. YOUNG FORGER WAS INSANE Charles Fairchilds Arrested Here, Sent to Asylum from Monmouth. Charles Fairchilds. the young man who was arrested here Monday for forging two checks was taken to the Watertown hospital yesterday, having been adjudged insane at his home in Monmouth, where he was taken to an swer for his crimes. Postal to Galesburg. The Postal Telegraph company is ar ranging for the extension of its lines from Galva to Galesburg. It is the in tention to continue on to Quincy, and connect with lines already there. Drowned in River. Charles Siefert, of La Crosse, an em ploye of a river improvement contract or at work above Clinton, fell off a barge and was drowned yesterday. The body has not been recovered. STEALINGS GROW Indicted Peoria School Superin tendent Probably Took $300, 000 to $500,000. BEARS NATIONAL REPUTATION Shown to Have Underpaid Teachers and Raised the Value of Script. Peoria. 111.. Oct. 6 .A total of 13 in dictments hare thus far been returned against Newton C. Dougherty, city su perintendent of schools and president of the Peoria National bank. Ten of them were for embezzlement and three for forgery. Forty more are being drawn by the state's attorney's office. It is announced from that -office today the total would reach more than 200. According to statements made by a member of the grand jury today, hun dreds of pieces of school scrip which it is alleged have been changed after being signed by the president of the school board, are missing. At a meeting, the Peoria Clearing House association today voted to ten der a loan of $100,000 to the Peoria National bank if in the judgment of the directors it became necessary, ow ing to the unsettled condition of finan cial affairs of the bank, following the withdrawal of President Dougherty. Amount Takrn (irowN. Peoria. Oct. G. Additional light on the peculations of N. C. Dougherty, for 2S years superintendent of the Peoria schools, who was arrested yesterday on charges of forgery, are that the amounts taken will total from $300,000 to $500,000. The return of the indictmeuts and the subsequent arrest of Mr. Dougherty caused a sensation. His career has been more than local. For over a quar- J ter ot a century ne nas been promi nently identified with state and na tional educational organizations, his prominence leading to his election in 1896 as president of the National Edu cational association at the Buffalo con vention. He has been president of the Illinois Teachers association, and in 1901 served as Illinois commissioner at the Paris exposition. IminrnKfl) Weultliy. Mr. Dougherty has been accounted an immensely wealthy man. His known interests in this city and else where seem to bear out this state ment. He is president of the Peoria National bank and ono of the heavy stockholders in that institution. He is heavily interested in and has for years been one of the moving spirits in the Title & Trust company. He is interested in the Peoria Livery com pany and the Colean Manufacturing company. He owns the Arcade build ing, several thousand acres of land in Wisconsin, vast tracts of land in Ar kansas and other western states, and, so it is said, owns a building at Wash ington and Pine streets in St. Louis which has a rent roll of $12,000 per year. His friends estimate his wealth as at least $300,000. Friend in II Itch 1'Iihtm. His prominence in pedagogical cir cles has brought him the close friend ship of educators like Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia univer sity, and Dr. William Rainey Harper, president of the University of Chicago. At present he is one of the three trus tees in charge of the reserve fund of $147,000 held by the National Educa tional association. The indictment alleges that during the investigation it was revealed that Mr. Dougherty had been paying school teachers in money, giving some teach ers $lo per month less than was al- owed them by the board. The teach ers had not been told of their raise in salary and supposed they were getting what the board allowed them. Kainrn Value of Script. In one case school script for $1.10 was raised by Dougherty to $1,110, ani in another case, a bill for $:7 was rais ed to $3,700. Mr. Dougherty manipu lating the funds, paying the $37 and placing the remainder of the $3,7o0 to his own credit. In this manner, it is charged, he misappropriated the most of the money. A great deal of the amount taken has been Invested In real estate and business ventures. FOURTEEN KILLED Cave-in at State Quarry Fatal to Proprietor and 13 Hungarians. Troy, N. Y.. Oct. 6. Fourteen men were killed and two injured today by a cave-in at the Vermont Slate company's quarry near Granville. Among the dead is J. B. Williams, president of the company. The others were Hun garian laborers. PACKERS FILE A FORMAL DEMURRER Chicago Oct. 6. A formal demurrer in the beef trust casts was filed this afternoon in the federal court by John S. Miller, attorney for the packers. SGHIFFER IS MITE Police of Country Seek Alamosa, Colorado, Banker. $250,000 FUNDS GONE Started From New York for West and Has Not Since Been Seen. New York. Oct. C. Through police headquarters of the country a wido alarm has been sent out for Abram Schiffer, part owner of the Alamosa bank of Alamosa, Col., which closed its doors a few days ago after $250,0oo of its funds were reported missing. I.rrt Nfiv Vurk. Schiffer left New York last Thurs day, ostensibly for Alamosa, and has not been heard from since. BIG DEATH LIST IN PHILIPPINE STORM Two Hundred Natives and 25 Ameri cans and Other Foreigners Killed. Manila. Oct. 0. Government reports show the result of the recent storm were very serious. At least 200 na tives and 25 Americans and foreigners were killed. It is impossible to identi fy many of the latter. In Albay, Sorsogon. Masbate and Sa mar, fields have been devastated and crops damaged. Forty-eight per cent of the buildings, dwellings, schools and warehouses were destroyed. CROWE PLANNED TO KIDNAP ROCKEFELLER Blackmailer Declares He and Pal Had Trap Set and Ransom Was to Be $2,000,000. Butte. Mont.. Oct. t. Pat Crowe told yesterday of a scheme which almost was executed to kidnap John D. Rocke feller and hold him for $2.000.oou ran som. Alter the tudahy artair in Oma ha he said, he and his partner fled to Chicago, where they hid. He found it so easy to avoid arrest and the Cuda hy matter so easy that he decided to go after bigger game, and Rockefeller was decided on. The two made a trip to Cleveland to study the lay of the. land. They determined to hold tip the watchman, gag him, get Rockefeller, hustle him into a rig. and drive off. The time was set for one Wednes- lay night. The horse and wagon had been engaged and a house in the conn- ry secured, but a few hours before he time Crowe's partner weakened and refused to go into it. Crowe then fled to South Africa. Officers from Omaha arrived last night to take Crowe back there. TAINTED MONEY A MYTH Bishop Fawcett Gives Hia Views to Memtes of Peoria Church. Bishop M. Edward Fawcett. of the Quincy diocese, speaking to the Men's club of St. Paul's Episcopal church at Peoria Wednesday night on the subject Money" expressed himself as follows: "Money has no character. Money is not moral, neither is it immoral. Money is rot tainted, it is men that are moral and immoral and it is nun that are tainted. We need have no fear of the character of money in itself, it is the acts of our fellow men which must be weighed and it is the use of the money. not the character of it in which crime may exist." RETURNS FROM GRAND LODGE H. A. Clevenstine Attended as Dele gate from Rock Island, No. 658. H. A. Clevenstine returned today from Chicago, where he had been in at tendance at the grand lodge of Illinois Masons. He represented Rock Island lodge. No. Cos. of which he is the wor shipful master. Mr. Clevenstine re ports that C. B. Ward, of this city, deputy grand lecturer, was honored with the appointment on an important committee by the grand master. A. F. Casper, of Trio lodge will spend a few rlava in Chicago before returning. He is accompanied by Mrs. Casper. In ad dition to the usual business, the grand lodge adopted revised by-laws. Turkish Soldier Dead. Constantinople. Oct. C. Field Mar shal Edhem Pasha, who was commander-in-chief of the victorious Turkish ar- l my in the w ar with Greece, Is dead. RAMSAY OUSTED F. A. Delano Succeeds to Presi dency of the Wabash Road. BOARD OF DIRECTORS ACT Spectacular Fight for Control of Sys tem Will Be Resumed at An nual Meeting. New York. Oct. fl. The directors of the Wabash railroad met yesterday af ternoon and removed Joseph Ramsey. Jr.. from the presidency. F. A. De l:ino. first vice president, was elected to succeed him. Mr. Ramsey was re moved on the ground that he had made an attack upon the railroad an un precedented thing for a railroad man to do. according to one of the directors. At a special meeting of the directors last Monday Mr. Ramsey's leave of ab sence was extended from Oct. 1 to Oct. It), the date of the annual meet ing, when Mr. Ramsey hopes to get control of the road. Mr. Ramsey was present at that meeting, and entered a formal protest against the extension of his leave of absence. (ioiittl In I'rmrnt tit Meeting. The meeting yesterday, according to one of the directors, was Monday's meeting adjourned. The directors pres ent beside Mr. Ramsey were George 1. Gould. Edgar T. Welles. Thomas II. Hubbard. John T. Terry. Winslow S. Pierce and E. JeflVry. Mr. Delano also was present. Mr. Ramsey said that Mr. Delano, the new president, had shaken hands with him after the meeting ami that he had congratulated Mr. Delano on his election. Mr. Delano succeeded him us president of the Wabash-Pittsburg Terminal company and the Wheel ing & Iake Erie railroad several months ago and at about the same time was elected a vice president of the Wabash. TARKIO MAN GREAT FARMER David Rankin Who Has 24,000 Acres Made Fortune Out of Soil. David Rankin, of Tarkio. Mo., who has earned the title of the greatest farmer in the country, was interview ed at Builington the other day. He stated that he began feeding cattle on an SOacre farm in Illinois over o0 years ago and he is now the owner of 21,000 acres of land in northwestern Missouri and southwestern Iowa. His fortune was accumulated gradually, and now he has an income some years of more than $loo,ouo. He farms and feeds cat- tie on H.rtoo acres ami the balance he puts in the hands of others to raise corn on paying them 12 cents a bushel for what they crib for him regardless of the market price. He says on his land one day's work by a man with horses and implements produces 100 bushels of corn and he gave three boys, aged 9, It; and IS years. $4,300 for what they produced tin "00 acres. Meeting of Missionary Socieites. A union met ting of all the Ladies' Foreign and Home Missionary societies of this city is to be held this evening at the Grace Lutheran church on Forty-fourth street. An interesting pro gram will be given relating to both home mid foreign missions. One of the speakers of the evening is Rev. C O. Larson, who departs for India soon, and who will talk on foreign missions. Rev. A. F. Hamilton, of Milwaukee, will talk on Home Missions and Rev. K. .Ion son of this city will also take part in the program. Mrs. A. F. Ham ilton will render a vocal solo. A col lection for missionary work will be tak en up. IS RENOMINATED George B. McClellan Will Again Make Race for Mayor of New York. ENTHUSIASM AT CONVENTION President Roosevelt's Part in Peace Negotiations Praised in Reso lutions. New York, Oct. J. Mayor George B. McClellan last night was renominat ed for mayor of New York City for the four years' term beginning January 1 next by the democratic city convention or Tammany hall organization. The Tammany convention was held in Carnegie hall amid much enthusiasm. Mr. McClellan was the only member of the present administration renomin ated. ti e ticket named by the eonven tion b ing as follows: Ihr Th-krt. For Mayor George H. McClellan, of Manhattan. For Controller Herman A. Metz, of Brooklyn. For President of the Board of Alder men Patrick F. McGowan, of Manhat tan. I A resolution was adopted highly commending President Roosevelt for hia services in bringing about peace between Russia and Japan. PRICE TWO CENTS. McCURDYS GETMUCH Family of MutuaPs Pres ident Harvest So ciety's Gold.. SON KNOWS LITTLE Professes Ignorance of Fath er's Salary Fixed by Fi nance Committee. Now York. Oct. C Robert 11. Me- Curdy. general n -anager of the Mutual Life Insurance company, was again a witness today in the insurance Investi gation. McCurdy said the salaries of the Mutual Life officers were fixed by the finance committee. He did not know the salary of the president, and lid not know the finance committee ever fixed the president's salary. MrCunha ! Mnc-h. New York. (V. ('. A flood of gold of istonishing size and swiftness tlows from the strong box of the Mutual Life Insurance company to the pockets ot President Richard A. McCurdy and his relatives, according to testimony jiven yesterday before the legislative investigating committee. Son of l'ra-ll-nt Mul llloh. It was shown that since 1SS2, when Robert H. McCurdy, the sou of the president of the company, became a partner at the ai;e of 22 in the Mu tual's metropolitan agency, operated under the firm name of Charles H. Raymond & Co.. his income from com missions on new business and renewal premiums from Uiat source and from the company's foreign business has amounted to $l.To.".;si. In addition to that sum he has been receiving a sal ary of $30,000 since July 1. 1SDJ. as the general manager of the Mutual. .SoD-iii-l.tiMT (.(-In HI. Facts were also brought out show fug that Ixiuis A. Thebaud, who be came Richard A. McCurdy's son-iu-law in lSNfi and was made a partner In tha Raymond metropolitan agency in lSln. has received in net profits since tho latter date $l::2,s:il, that sum being his share under tho partnership ar rangement with Col. Charles H. Ray mond. FERRY AND BRIDGE MONOPOLY IS HIT President Orders Department of Jus tice to Act in St. Louis Case. Washington. Oct. Fpon leaving the White House today after the ses sion of the cabinet Attorney General Moody made the following announce ment : "It. WiiH detei mint d by i he president that upon the complaint pending In the department of Justice against the mo nopolization of bridges and ferries across tlx- M ississippi into St. louis. appropriate action should be begun by the attotyiey general." FIRE DAMAGES HOUSE ON THIRTIETH STREET Residence Was Brick Structure and Loss Was Limited Originated on Porch at Rear. Fire di.-covi red about 10;j' last evening caused $L'on damage to the Tcg l r property. "1 1 Thirtieth street. at present occupied by J. II. Hubbel and family. The fire, it seems, orig inated in the wood work of the rear porch, and when discovered had ex tended into the roof over the kitchen. It is supposed that he fire was caused by hot ashes thrown near the porch early in the evening. The firemen had some difficulty in extinguishing the blaze, owing to the fact that the flames had worked under the roof and into the. walls. The building Is a brick structure, and the flames were easily confined to the rear of the house. Married Twenty-five Years. Mr. and Mrs. K. G. Frazer. long time resident or this city, are being remem bered by their many rriends today, as thiH is th- 2"th anniversary of their marriage, having been married Oct. C. ISSu. Because of the serious illn'-ss of their daughter, festivities which had been planned to be held at the homo this evening, have been abandoned. HUNDRED BURIED UNDER A BUILDING St. Petersburg. Oct. 0. A flve-stoTy buildiug in course of constructon col lapsed today. One hundred workmen are buried iu the ruins.