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VOL. LV. NO. 12.
I'HE AKGUS. .TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1905.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
RUSSIAN PEOPLE GRAZED WITH JOY
Overthrow of Government
Averted by Act
GREAT STRIKE BROKEN
News Quickly Spreads Through
Provinces and Wild
St. Petersburg. Oct. 31. The Rus
sian capital blossomed out with flags
and bunting today. All trtops were
withdrawn from the streets and the
city presented almost its normal ap
pearance. Workmen by thousands
flocked back to the shops and factor
ies without awaiting permission of the
Ktrike committee. The authorities did
all in their power to encourage the
f plrit of rejoicing over the newly grant
ed 1 inert leu.
DUtruat Itrrp Sratrd.
The imperial manifesto lias produced
a womferfully fine impression, and if
executed in a frank and honest spirit
must a'llay much of the prevailing dis
contentment. Distrust of the govern
ment is so deep seated, however, the
liberals say not until words are trans
lated into acts and the people actually
-n joy their liberties will confidence in
the government be restored.
letter la lalerlor.
Such news as comes from the interior
today is distinctly better. Provincial
authorities spread news of the grant
of a constitution from house to house,
and this morning tin strike a pilars
everywhere to be going to pieces.
1'eople ; Mad.
Uy tu Min the city appeared to have
gone mad. and scenes never before en
acted in Russia were witnessed. Cele
brations were everywhere unrestrain
ed by word or deed. The crowds did
and said what they liked, and despot
ism seeme l sudd nly to have been re
placed by license.
Itnl t'li iim.
Hed flags predominated In long pro
cessions which marched through the
streets. Many mass meetings were
held by working men. students address
ing them in Impassioned seeches. The
police made no attempt to interfere In
ItrJolclDK at Wanair.
Warsaw, Oct. 31. The Imperial man
ifesto granting a constitution to Uus
sla made a deep Impression on the
people here. There is universal re
joicing. Military patrols have been
t-'.irltrmeat at OtlrMa.
Odessa. Oct. 31. The promulgation
here of the emperor's manifesto was
followed by the wildest excitement.
Church bells a" re ringing, and thanks
giving services being held in public.
A holiday was proclaimed.
T Krr Political PrUnarra.
London. Oct. 31. A news agency at
St. Petersburg dispatch says: "Count
Witt cuthorizes the announcement
that the minister of justice will free all
political prisoners whose release at the
present moment wiil not endanger pub
Kome. Oct. SI. When the pope heard
the news today of Kmperor Nicholas
manifesto he exclaimed: "May this
mean a new and happy life for Russia."
IS LAST DESPERATE
MOVE TO SAVE THRONE
St. Petersburg. Oct. 31. 3 a. m. The
Russian autocracy Is at an end. Em
peror Nicholas II.. under the unani
mous advice of his ministers, under the
pressure of passive revolt in his whole
empire, has surrendered his autocratic
power and granted to Russia a consti
Thus disappears the last absolute
monarchy among civilized peoples.
Thus popular liberty wins its culmina
ting victory In the history of mankind,
t'aar'a l-ast leperate Kftor.
The crar's concession comes unwill
ingly. It is, in fact, his last desperate
effort to save the crown itself for the
Romanoff dynasty. Whether It will
suf.ee in the present supreme crisis of
national rebellion cannot yet be said.
The czar's manifesto is complete
enough in promises. All ordinary poli
tical liberties and a genuine representa
tive government by a national legisla
ture are granted. A constitution Itself
Is not formulated. lut power to draft
one is delegated to the douma to be
elected by the suffrage of all classes.
Daacrr t Yet Over.
This should restore peace through
out the empire. The only daiger Is
that popular passion Is so inflamed to
perception and the complete paralysis
of the government is so widespread thai
flRE ss. wo Jam AT CASEY
ouulj in uuinmu
Population of New York Increases By
Leaps and Bounds State's Fig
Albany. N. Y.. Oct. 31. The popula
tion of Greater New York as counted
by the state enumeration bureau on
June 1. is 4.014.304. as compared with
2.437.2U2 in 1900, and 2,507.414 in 1890.
There are now 8.0CC.672 people In
New York state. In 1900 the popula
tion was 7.2CS.S9I and in 1890, C.003,
174. SHOOTS WIFE AND CHILD
WHILE IN DRUNKEN RAGE
Charles City, Iowa, Man Runs Amuck
While Intoxicated Dying When
Taken After Struggle.
Charles City. Iowa. Oct. 31. A. H
Treat, a prominent business man,
while drunk last night shot his wife
and daughter. Two bullets 6truck his
wife, the second penetrating the lung.
The little girl was shot through the
Treat barricaded himself in a room
in a flat adjoining the one occupied by
his family and defied arrest. Police
were summoned and broke in the door.
Treat escaped to a balcony on the sec
ond floor. The officers approached at
the rear of the balcony and opened
fire. Treat fired three times in reply.
Whether he was killed by the shots
of the officers, or whether he shot
himself is not known, but was dying
when the officers reached him. Treat
lias been in the marble business here
for many years and is wealthy.
TIED ON TRACKS?
Ohio Student's Death May Have
Have Been Caused by
INITIATING IN FRATERNITY
Marks of Rope on Wrist and Ankle
Another Similar Case Re
called. Cincinnati, Oct. 31. Pierson, of this
city, whose son was killed by a train at
Gambler. Ohio, while awaiting initia
tion into a Greek letter fraternity Sat
urday night, and who was at Gambler
at the tin- today, declared his disbe
lief in the suggestion of the coroner
that his son had been tied to the track.
-;llea-e (iron iac.
Gambier. Ohio. Oct. 31 Evidence is
accumulating to show that Stuart L.
Pierson, the 17-year-old freshman at
Kenyon college, who was killed by a
train on a railroad bridge Saturday
night while awaiting Initiation into the
Delta Kappa Kpsilon fraternity, did not
fall asleep, but was tied to the track
by the members of the fraternity.
That a former initiatory ceremony
included the tying of a blindfolded
candidate on a spur track, from where
he heard the approach of a train on
the main line in terror until he fainted
in fear, has been ascertained by Cor
Hope Mirk rial and Aakle.
Coroner Scarborough says that on
Pierson's right wrist and left ankle are
marks which undoubtedly were made
by a rope.
the masses mav rush into crave ex
cesses and demand the complete
sweeping away of the existing regime
throughout the empire.
A novel sense of power suddenly
seizing a populace long held under the
heel of repression brought terrible
consequences in France under remark
ably similar circumstances.
COMPROMISE AT FALL RIVER
Textile Workers Agree to Accept Ad
vance of 9 Per Cent in Wages.
Fall River. Mass.. Oct. 31. Cotton
manufacturers and the textile council
have reached a compromise agreement
on the wage question. The individual
unions will pass upon the agreement
Wednesday. It likely will be accepted
and a strike averted. The agreement
provides a general increase of 9 it
cent in wages.
GOVERNOR STOPS THE FIGHT
Lewis and Walcott Not Permitted to
Battle for Welterweight Honors.
Detroit. Oct 31. Gov. Warner came
to Detroit today and ordered Sheriff
Burnes to prevent the fight scheduled
for tonight in the suburb of Fairview
between Willie Lewis of New York
and Joe Walcott. for the welterweight
Collision Between Rock Island
Freights Fatal to Five
THREE SERIOUSLY INJURED
Four Trainmen on Engines and Minis-
ter Riding on Stock Pass
Des Moines. Iowa. Oct- 31. The
number of killed in the Rock Island
wreck at Casey, Iowa, last night, has
now reached seven. The bodies of two
other immigrants were discovered in
the wreckage today.
Des Moines. Iowa, Oct. 31. Five per
sons, four trainmen and a minister,
were killed in a head on collision be
tween freight trains on the Chicago.
Rock Island & Pacific railroad at Ca
sey, Iowa, yesterday afternoon.
REV. F. W. CALDWELL. Van Meter.
FRANK JOHN, brakeman, Valley
WILLIAM MARSHALL, fireman
Valley Junction. Iowa.
BERT SHIELDS, engineer, Valley
ED NELSON, fireman. Valley Junc
Conductor Reynolds, of Valley Junc
tion. Conductor Caskey, of Valley Junc
tion. Engineer Lumsdum, of Valley Junc
tion, who jumped from the cab and
saved his life.
The collision was between freight
train No. S.". west hound, and section
two of east bound freight tra!n No. DC.
Train No. S3 had orders to wait at
Menlo, east of Casey, for train No. 9C.
a fast meat train. Both trains were
badly wrecked and the engines piled
up into heaps of scrap iron. The train
man killed were all on the engines.
The Rev. F. W. Caldwell was riding in
the caboose on train No. S3 on a stocl
special pass. .
MURDERED ON DAY
HE WAS TO MARRY
Confession Throws New Light on
Supposed Suicide of Wisconsin
Pound. Wis.. Oct. 31. Louis Pan
kratz of Manilowoc, a wealthy farmer,
supposed to have committed spicide a
few days ago on the day he was to
have been married was killed, having
been shot five times and then hanged.
Mrs. Fred Holies, a daughter of Pan
kratz makes the startling announce
ment. The authorities are investigat
ing the case.
Kewanee ..as New Fire Chief.
Chicago. Oct. 31. Edward L. Whit
comb, a member of the Evanston fire
department, received word yesterday
of his appointment as chief of the Ke
wanee fire department. He will leave
for his new position next week. He
has been a member of the Evanston de
partment 10 years, and during that time
was commended by Chief Mersch and
Chief Holmes for bravery.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 31. We, Nicho
las the Second, by the grace of God
emperor and autocrat of all the Rus
sias, grand duke of Finland, etc., de
clare to all our faithful subjects that
the troubles and agitation in our capi
tals and numerous other places fill our
heart with excessive pain and sorrow.
The happiness of the Russian sov
ereign is indissoiubly bound up with
the happiness of our people, and the
sorrow of our people is the sorrow of
From the present disorders may arise
great national disruption. They men
ace the integrity and unity of our em
pire. The supreme duty imposed upon us
by our sovereign office requires us to
efface ourself and to use all the force
and reason at our command to hasten
in securing the unity and co-ordination
cf the power of the central government
and to assure the success of measures
for cacification in all circles of public
life, which are essential to the well be
ing of our people.
We, therefore, direct our government
to carry out our inflexible will in the
First To extend to the population
the Immutable foundatons of civic
liberty, based on the real inviolability
or perron, freedom of conscience,
speech, union and association.
MANIFESTO WHICH MAKES THE CZAR A FIGUREHEAD
A PHYSICAL WRECK
Young Man Accused of Complicity in
Suit Case Mystery Seriously
Pittsburg. Oct. 31. The condition of
Morris Nathan, the young man in cus
tody here, charged with complicity In
the Winthrop dress suit case mystery,
is serious. He has a high fever, and
is practically a physical wreck.
SUE FOR DAMAGES AS
RESULT OF LION'S BITE
Effie Taylor, Moline Girl, in Serious
Condition May Be rjis
cned. Suit for 15.000 has been begun at
Galesburg against P. J. Mundy. owner
of the Mundy shows, by relatives of
little Effie Taylor, the Moline girl, who
was bitten by a lion during a perform
ance of the show at a carnival at Gales
burg Saturday. The victim is still iu
a serious condition. Her right leg was
bitten entirely through just above the
knee and there is grave danger of
poisoning If the teeth of the animal
reached the bone. The child is deli
rious from the shock.
A POLITICAL RIOT
New York Crowd Tries to Tear
Down a Big Tammany
BORE W. R.HEARSTS PICTURE
Then Moved on Mayor McClelland at
City Hall But Could Not Find
New York. Oct. 31. A large crowd
of men which hi'd been inllmned by
imlitical speeches made at Franklin's
monument in Park Row today attempt
ed to tear down an immense Tammany
banner bearing a red llaa; having on it
the name of W. R. Hearst, municipal
ownership candidate for mayor. In re
sponse to a shout. "Let's tell McClel
land what we think of him,' they rush
ed to the city hall.
Did Not Kind lllm.
Although the owd did not find the
mayor there, it had possession of the
steps and main corridor for 15 min
utes before a sufficient force of police
arrived to disperse the gathering. The
crowd confined itself to speech making.
ESTIMATES OF CORN HIGH
Crop Correspondent Places Yield at
38 Bushels Per Acre.
Thomas Campbell, crop correspond
ent for Rock Island county, in his re
port for the end of October, places the
average yield of com at 38 bushels and
the quality 90 per cent of perfect. But
5 per cent of the old crop is left on
hand. The average yield of Irish pota
toes Is put at 50 bushels and the qual
ity 95 per cent. Hay averaged 1 tons
per acre and the quality is 90 per cent.
Crapes were 95 per cent of a full crop
and apples 10 per cent.
WILL RECOGNIZE NORWAY
United States and Other Leading Pow
ers Ready to Exchange Courtesies.
Christianla, Oct. 31. The United
States, Russia. Great Britain, Italy,
Switzerland, and Brazil have already
declared their readiness to enter into
official diplomatic relations with Nor
way. Second Without suspending the al
ready ordered elections to the state
douma, to invite to participation in the
douma, so far as the faulted time be
fore the convocation of the douma will
permit, those classes of the population
now completely deprived of electoral
rights, leaving the ultimate develop
ment of the principle of the electoral
right in general to the newly estab
lished legislative order of things.
Third to establish as an unchange
able rule that no law shall be enforced
without the approval of the state dou
ma and that it shail be possible for the
elected of the pecple to exercise real
participation in the supervision of the
legality of the acts of the authorities
appointed by us.
The government should abstain from
any interference with elections to the
douma and keep in view my sincere
desire for the realization of my ukase
of Dec. 25, 1904. It must maintain the
prestige of the dcuma and have confi
dence in its labors, and in no way re
sist its decisions so long as they are
not inconsistent with Russia's historic
It is necessary to respect the ideals
of the great majority cf society and
not the echoes cf noisy groups and fac
tions, too often unstable. It is especi
ally important to secure the reform of
the council of the empire on an elec
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT IN CAPITAL
AFTER LONG TRIP THROUGH SOUTHLANI
Mansfield, III., Bank Cashier Lost
Money Through Spec
ulation. HELD IN HIGH ESTEEM
Gives Up All Property and Father Sac
rifices Everything to Save
Mansfield. I'd.. Oct. 31. W. D. Fair
banks, brother of Vice President Fair
banks and president of the First Na
tional bank, last night said J. C. Iang
ley. cashier, had been found to be
from $10,000 to $30,000 short in his
To save himself. Langley has turned
over all his property, while his aged
father has given up the last 80 acres
of the large farm which he once owned,
and is practically homeless. The last
week there have been ugly rumors
afloat, and fears of a run on the bank
caused Mr. Fairbanks to make the
nu Church Man.
The defaulting cashier was mayor
of the city in 1903, and was trusted im
plicitly. He is 33 years of age, and a
member of the Presbyterian church.
He is a member of the Masonic frater
nity. Odd Fellows, and Knights of Py
thias. His downfall is said to have
been brought about by unfortunate
speculation. The defaulting cashier
had evolved a method of covering his
shortages, and so i: droit was ho that
he hoodwinked the examiners. The
first intimation that something was
wrong came from a bank at Monti
cello. AMERICAN LETTER
HALTS THE TURK
Preparations to Execute Ghirkis Var
tatitan Suddenly Brought to
Constantinople, Oct. 31. Prepara
tions which were going on for the exe
cution of (Ihirkis Vartutitan. who
claims American citizenship, and who
is condemned to death by the court at
Stamboul for the murder of Apike Vn
jian. a prominent Armenian, were sud
denly stopped yesterday on receipt of
a note from the American legation set
ting forth in unequivocal terms that
such an act would inevitably produce
GALESBURG GROCERS CAUGHT
Pure Food Department Charges Them
With Selling Bogus Article.
Galesburg, III., Oct. 31. On warrants
sworn out by R. M. Patterson, assist
ant state pure food inspector, 17 Gales
burg grocers have been arrested charg
ed with violating the Illinois pure food
law. Most of these alleged violations
are in sales of a spurious chemical ar
ticle under the head of pure cider vin
egar and of "pure maple syrup" made
of corn cobs and glucose.
Bishops to Meet in Evanston.
Washington, I). C. Oct. 31. The
College . of Methodist Bishops has
agreed to meet at Evanston, 111., May 2
I believe that in the exercise of the
executive power the following princi
ples should be embodied:
First Straightforwardness and sin
cerity in the confirmation of civil lib
erty and in providing guarantees for
Second A tendency in the direction
of the abolition of exclusive laws.
Third The cocrdination and the ac
tivity of all organs of government.
Fourth Avoidance of repressive
measures in respect of proceedings
which do not openly menace society or
Fifth Resistance to acts which man
ifestly threaten society or the state,
such resistance beirg based upon law
and moral unity.
Confidence must be placed in the
political tact of Russian society. It is
impossible that society should desire
a condition of anarchy which would
threaten, in addition to all the horrors
cf civil strife, the dismemberment of
We appeal to all faithful sons of
Russia to remember their duty to
wards their fatherland, to aid in ter
minating these unprecedented troubles
and to apply their forces, in coopera
tion with us, to the restoration of calm
and peace upon our natal soil.
Given at Peterhof, Oct. 30, in the
11th year of our reign.
ONCE ENOUGH FOR
SHAW'S NEW PLAY
Police Stop Presentation of "Mrs. War
ren's Profession" at Garrick's
New York. Oct. 31. All further per
formances of George Bernard Shaw's
play. "Mrs. Warren's Profession."
which received its first presentation in
New York at the Garrick theatre last
night, was ordered stopped today by
Police Commissioner McAdoo.
WEATHER SIGNALS NOT
YET FULLY UNDERSTOOD
Some Pointers That Will Aid Public
in Understanding Flags Shown
on Argus Building.
Frequent queries regarding the
weather flags which In Rock Island
are displayed on The Argus building,
indicate that there are many people
who do not fully understand their
meaning. There are two classes ol
flags, the weather flags and the tem
perature flags. There are four weath
er flags, all of them square. The white
one indicates clear weather; the blue
one rainy weather; the half blue and
half white indicates local showers or
uncertain weather, and the white one
with the black center is the cold-wave
flag. It indicates that a fall of 20 de
grees or more may be expected.
The triangular flag is the tempera
ture flag and if one keeps In mind that
it follows the mercury in the thermo
meter and goes up (or above the othei
flag) when the temperature is to ris
and goes down (or below the other
flu?) when the temperature is expect
ed to fall, there is no trouble in read
ing the Hags. If the triangular flag Is
not shown, there Is to be no marked
change in the temperature.
HAS NO OPPONENT
Peoria Politicians Say Senator
Cullom Will Make the
AN EVIDENCE OF COMPACT
Administration Men Get All State Ap
pointments Word Sent Along for
Cullom for Senate.
Peoria. III.. Oct. 31. Politicians here
say they are able to state in the high
est authority that Senator Cullom will
be unopposed in his ambitions to suc
ceed himself as United States Senator
from Illinois; that Oov. Yates, who has
not officially announced his candidacy
for that place, will not be a candidate;
neither will Gov. Deneen or Lieut. Oov.
Sherman. Senator Cullom will be re
elected without opposition. This an
nouncement is a part of the plan of
appointments by the governor as an
nounced yesterday at Springfield. A
glance at the Peoria list sufficed to
convince the knowing ones, who are
in touch with local political affairs,
that the great majority of the men
named for Peoria places are recog
nized as Yates, Sherman or Deneen
It Is said that a direct compact ex
ists between the state administration,
which includes Oov. Yates, and the
Cullom forces that the state appoint
ments are to go to men recognized as
Yates, Shtrman or Deneen. and that
Cullom U to be practically ignored in
this arrangement, though it Is thor
oughly satisfactory to him and his
friends, and that all through the state
the word has gone out, "Cullom for
senator." Prominent Peoiia republi
cans, leaders of the four factions which
existed until yesterday, pronounced
the arrangement as most satisfactory
and one that will bear good results for
the party in the future.
PENCIL PUSHERS COMING
Fifty Members of Wisconsin Press As
sociation Here Nov. 25.
The trl-cities will be honored with a
visit by 50 members of the Wisconsin
Press association Saturday, Nov. 25,
notification to that effect having been
received from Fred T. Yates, of Wash
burn. Wis., secretary of the organiza
tion. The meinbers will sop here on
their return from a trip through the
outh. They will arrive in Davenport
early in. the morning and spend the
forenoon sight peeing, taking the fast
afternoon train on the Rock Ifcland for
Sheriff Heider has received notice of
the offer of a reward for the arrest of
a man traveling in Illinois and solicit
ing subscriptions for the publication of
the liutterick Publishing company.
Reaches Navy Yard at 1
p. m. Without
WAS IN HEAVY SEAS
Necessitated Change 1 1 Original
Plans for Last Stage
Washington. Oct. 31. President
Roosevelt, on board the Dolphin, arriv
ed at the navy yard at 1 today. The
president was received by a guard of
marines, accompanied by the marine
band. A squad of naval gunners flrci
a salute of 21 guns when the president
arrived and another when he left ttHj
yard. Mrs. Roosevelt greeted the pres
ident upon his arrival.
Arrived at Mictit.
Norfolk, Va.. Oct. 31. After fighting
a northeast gale up the coast for 21
hours, the fierceness of the wind and
sea causing wide divergence from the
usual route, the armored cruiser West
Virginia, bearing President Roosevelt
from New Orleans, passed in Capo
Henry last night convoyed by the ar
mored cruisers Maryland, Pennsylva
nia and Colorado.
Owing to the choppy sea that pre
vailed off Cape Henry and in Lynn
Haven inlet, the plan to trans-ship
President Roosevelt from the West
Virginia to the dispatch boat Dolphin
for I ho remainder of bis Journey to
Washington, was abandoned long be
fore the squadron reached the caies.
TranMferrrtl Hnrly In Wurninit.
President Roosevelt was transferred
o the If. S. dispatch boat Dolphin and
lboard that vessel left Wolftrap Light
n the last leg of his journey to Wash
ngton at 12:40 o'clock this morning.
The president and Mrs. Roosevelt
were driven direct to the White house.
After luncheon the president went fo
the executive offices.
DAY AT THE COLLEGE
Rockford Divine Delivers Address In
Morning Evening Program by
the Concordia Society.
' Reformation day is being observed
at Augustana college, a large audience
being In attendance at the chapel this
morning. Rev. Mr. Sjostrom of Rock
ford delivered an able address. This
evening the program will be in the
hands of the members of the Concor
One of the excellent recitals of the
year was heard last night at the college
being given by Prof. P. K. Peterson and
Miss Oertrude Don.' Prof. Peterson
gave numerous musical selections and
the program was varied with the read
ing by MIhs Don.
COME NEAR A COLLISION
Towboat Hennepin Narrowly Escapes
Running Into Ferry.
An irresponsible pilot on the tow
boat Hennepin narrowly escaped col
lision with the ferry Davenport at 3
o'clock this afternoon a short distance
out from the Iowa dock. The tow pilot
disregarding the movements of the
ferry, as well as the signals, plowed
ahead despite the appearance that a
collision would be unavoidable, and
finally stopped only when the two boats
were almost together. The river Is
running high today, which should oc
casion particular caution on the part
ORGANIZE FOUNDRY COMPANY
Valine Men Named as Incorporators of
A certificate of incorporation of the
Moline Foundry company were filed in
the recorder's office this morning. John
R. Weeks. Peter J. Kail and Sam 8.
Hoffman are named as incorporators.
The capitalization is $G.O00 and the
principal place of business Is 3-39 Sixth
LIND WILL NOW IN COURT
Provides for Trust Fund, Daughter Re
The will of the late Chilstina Und
of Moline was admitted to probate in
the county court this morning. All ot
the estate is left lu trust for a daugh
ter. Emma Ohliue. with August L.
Gullberger as executor. The will bears
the date of Sept. II, 190a.
Lord Curzon Prostrated.
Lahore, British India, Oct. 31. Lord
Curzon, of Kedlstone, is prostrated
with a fever brought on by expwurfl
to the sun.