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VOL. LV. NO. 173.
THE ARGUS, MONDAY,',' "MAY 7, 1906.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
MOB RULES ISLE
BOOK IS OUT
Presbyterian Forms of
Worship Have Been
IN FIRST SESSION
THE TURK IS
Calls Special Council to
FLEE TO THE HILLS
TWO MORE BY
Governor and Ex-Governor
Victims of Rus
Guadaloupe, French West Indies,
Experiencing Reign of
Division of Superintendents and
Inhabitants of Three California
Principals of Illinois Teach
Towns Threatened by a
Applauded When He Takes
Place as Speaker
A BLOW FOR FRISCO
Senate Decides to Report
Against National Guar
antee of Credit.
Washington, May 7. Speaker Can
non is 70 years old today. When "Un
cle Joe" ascended to the rostrum in
the house long continued applause fol
lowed his steps. In the prayer, the
cbaplin offered the following reference
was made to the speaker's natal
Pray for Health.
"Let this blessing descend upon
each member of this house, especially
him who presides over its deliberations
crowned by the glory of 70-years of
usefulness. Lengthen, his vears and
keep him. in fine health, strength and
vigor for his family, friends and coun
Washington, May 7. The house to
day adopted an order giving the pure'
food bill, a bill to restrict immigration
and a bill providing a code of penal
laws the same right as appropriation
bills, and making the code bill a spe
cial order for consideration.
AIllMon In Oat.
Washington, May 7. Senator Alli
son is much improved from his illness
and attended the session of the senate
Asalaat FrIacoa Credit.
Washington, May 7. The senate
committee on finance today authorized
an adverse report on Senator New
land's resolution looking to a national
guarantee of credit to San Franoisco.
Sabmlta UiRara Report.
Washington, May 7. President
Roosevelt today sent to congress the
international commission on the pre
servation of Niagara Falls report, a
synopsis of which has been published
and which contains recommendations
for regulating the amount of water to
be diverted for power purposes and
suggests that the amount of water to
be diverted be limited either by treaty
GIVES THE LIE TO
President Thayer of Pennsylvania
Road Comments on the Garfield
Philadelphia, May 7. Vice President
Thayer of the Pennsylvania Railroad
company made a statement concerning
the report of Commissioner Garfield in
the Standard Oil company inquiry as
"The report of Commissioner Gar
field so far as it refers to our com
pany in its relation to the traffic of
the Standard Oil company, is an inex
cusable and outrageous pervertion of
BIODELE REACHES HIS POST
Minister to Servia Greeted by Crowds
When He Presents Credentials.
Belgrade, May 7. The new Ameri
can minister, John Biddele, today pre
sented his credentials to King Peter.
He was driven to and from the palace
in a state coach, escorted by a squad
ron of guards. A big crowd cheered
the minister's arrival at the palace.
Cigar Makers Strike.
Boston, May 7. Twelve hundred
union cigar makers struck here today
for an increase in wages.
FROST IS KILLING
Iowa and Indiana in Path of a
Damaging Freeze Snow
Des Moines, Iowa, May 7. Iowa was
visited by a killing frost last night.
Fort Dodge reports wholesale killing
of garden truck and small fruit.
Indianapolis. May 7. The greater
portion of Indiana was covered by a
light frost last night doing more or less
damage to vegetables and fruits.
Detroit, May 7. Light flurries of
snow have fallen in the past 24 hours
in a number of places in Michigan, but
no damage was done.
CAUSE ELECTION TROUBLES
Few Americans There, But Government
Orders Warship Dispatched
to the Scene.
Washington, D. C, May 7. Guada
loupe, French West Indies, is under
mob rule, according to a dispatch re
ceived at the state department today
from American Consul Bowens at that
point. He says a mob is in control and
the authorities are unable to restrain
it. Election troubles are the cause of
the disturbances. There are few
Americans at the place.
Send War hip.
The navy department has ordered
Commander Southerland, in command
of the fleet at San Domingo, to send a
warship at once to Guadaloupe to pro
tect American interests from rioters.
ROB LEITER'S SAFE
OF MANY THOUSANDS
Burglars Escape With $15,000 Worth
of Securities of Chicago Spec
ulator. Chicago. May 7. Burglars early to
day entered the office of Joseph Leiter,
who became famous several years ago
when he attempted to corner the wheat
market, and blew open the vaults and
escaped with bonds valued at from ten
to fifteen thousand dollars. The office
of Robert E. and Frank Crove. attor
neys, adjoining that of the Leiter es
tate, was also entered and securities
valued at So.000 taken. All securities
taken are negotiable.
Joseph Leiter said late in the dav
the securities taken will amount to
twelve thousand dollars, but none were
0GA FOR F. AUGUSTUS
KEY TO COPPER PEACE
Heinze to Get Clark's Chair as Sena
tor From Montana as Price of
Settlement in Mine War.
New York, May 7. Within 24 hours
after the announcement by United
States Senator Clark of Montana that
he will not be a candidate for reelec
tion next year, comes the statement
that his successor will be his former
business and political foe, F. Augus
tus Heinze, another copper man, and
that Heinze's election as Cilark's suc
cessor is part of the deal by which the
long and bitter war between the Amal
gamated and Heinze copper interests
in Montana was settled last February
ASKS REPORT ON POSTAL LAW
Cortelyou Recommends Appointment
of Committee to Investigate.
Washington, May 7. Postmaster
General Cortelyou has recommended
to congress the appointment of a com
mission to Inquire into the subject of
second class mail matter, with a view
to ascertaining what modifications of
the present second class laws are ne
cessary, the commission to render its
report to congress not later than Dec.
BATTLE SHIP TAKEN OFF REEF
Rhode Island Pulled Into Deep Water
by Poverful Tugs.
Norfolk. Va., May 7. The United
States battleship Rhode Island was
floated last night, after having been
aground on the reefs at the mouth of
the York river since early Sunday
morning. It was due to the efforts of
four powerful naval tugs the Uncas,
the Wahneta. the Hercules and the
Mohawk that the big war ship was
drawn from the sand bar.
TURNED OUT INTO STREET
Part or Chicago City Hall, Already
Crowded, is Abandoned.
Chicago. May 7. Under orders of
Building Commissioner Bartzen, all of
fices in the northeastern wing of the
city hall were abandoned today, that
Dortion bavins been condemned as
dangerously unsafe. The removals
caused much inconvenience, as the
city liall was already overcrowded and
the city has no money with which to
rent other offices.
Goes Up a Step.
Kansas City, May 7. H. L. Harmon
has resigned as general southwestern
agent of the Burlington railroad in
Kansas City. He has accepted the of
fice of vice president and general man
ager of the Kansas City Viaduct &
Terminal Railroad company.
Gould Ready for Champion.
London. May 7. Today Jay Gould
defeated V. Pennell, last year's runner-up
in the amateur tennis champion
ship of Great Britain. He will now
meet Eustice Miles, the champion.
MANY CHANGES MADE
Anticipated Some Will Refuse
to Abide by-Tenets Laid
New , York. May 7. The book of
common worship has just been publish
ed with the authority of the Presbyter
ian general assembly. For three years
a special committee on forms and
services of the general assembly, head
ed by Rev. Henry Van Dyke, has been
working on this new prayer book.
The approval of the general assem
bly to the innovation was not secured
without a struggle, as many Presby
terians objected to any "form" in the
church. It is expected by the Presby
terian leaders some churches will re
frain from using the new book, but in
the large cities and in the country gen
erally it is expected to be largely
I'olntx Like Kplwoopnl Hook.
In many particulars the book of
common worship has points similar to
the Episcopal book of common pray-
ers. The marriage ceremony in the
new book omits the word "obey," to
which so many objected, and it also
omits reference to "worldly goods"
with which man and woman in some
marriage forms "endowed" each other.
FIIm All OoonMionn.
It is noted, although the book was of
course planned ' long before the San
Francisco calamity, one of the prayers
it contains is especially applicable to
that disaster and shows carefully the
book has been planned to meet unusual
MANY INJURED IN
Passenger Car Overturns and Two
Trolley Cars Collide in New
Trenton, May 7. Fifteen persons
were injured, noe fatally, in a head-on
collision of two trolley cars near
Plainsboro on the line between New
Brunswick and this city, today.
Camden, X. J., May 7. The Cape
May express, on the Coast Jersey &
Lake Shore, was wrecked on the out
skirts of Camden by a rail becoming
displaced. One car toppled over. Of
the 50 passengers in the car 14 were
taken to a hospital suffering from in-
uries. Only a few persons were seri
VESUVIUS FOR SIG. CARUSO
Mrs. Schwatka Relates Incident of Fa
mous Tenor at San Francisco.
An incident that occurred during the
fire at San Francisco Is related by
Mrs. Ada Schwatka in a letter to
friends here. Mrs. Schwatka and
daughter, with a number of others, had
taken refuge at Fort Mason. Among
those gathered there were members of
the grand opera company, Sig. Caruso,
the famous Italian tenor, being one of
these. The wall of lire had approach
ed to within three blocks of the fort.
The boom of dynamite being used in
combating the flames were deafening.
Arrangements had been made to blow
up Fort Mason if the danger continued
to increase. Those who had taken
refuge there must soon move and the
time was one of indescribable terror
and confusion. Southern Italy's recent
calamity seemed as nothing. In the
midst of it all Sig. Caruso clasped his
hands above his head and fervently
exclaimed: "O, give me my Vesuvius."
ALED0 DOG HAS THE RABIES
Several Children Bitten Sent to Chi
cago for Treatment.
Aledo Is much disturbed by the dis
covery that a dog that recently ran
about biting people and was only killed
after attacking several children, was
really affected with rabies. Experts at
Chicago, where the head of the animal,
was sent, gave this as their opinion
after an examination. Among the
children bitten were the little son of
A. G. Bridgeford; Leslie, son of C. P.
Shaw, and Floyd, son of C. N. Brock.
The children have been taken to the
Pasteur Institute in Chicago.
French Government Gains.
Paris, May 7. Election results today
show increasing government gains.
The ministry of the interior gives the
gains at 35 and loss at 11, a net gain
of 24 seats. i
OTHERS MEET IN OCTOBER
Principal G. T. Smith of Moline
Elected to Membership on the
Superintendent of Schools S. J. Fer
guson has returned from DeKalb,
where he attended the meeting of the
superintendents' and principals' divis
ion of the western division of the
Northern Illinois Teachers' associa
tion. At the last meeting of the asso
ciation the order of affajrs was chang
ed, a division of the work being ef
fected in an order for ttie meeting of
superintendents and principals only in
May and the regular teachers' meet:
Lings in October and November.'
OHleerH Are Elected.
Officers of the divis;o were elected
as follows: i
President M. V. Greinman of Au
rora. Vice President E. T. Austin of Ster
Secretary Miss Pattofi of DeKalb.
Railway Secretary Jesse Smith of
Treasurer O. F. Barber of Rock-
Executive Committee M. D. Gilbert
of DeKalb, J. A. Long oi Streator, and
G. T. Smith of Moline. '
The subject under discussion was,
"The Course of Study from a Psycho
logical Point of View." .'
POST MAKES PLAN
Committees Are Named for the
Observance of Memorial
TO ANNOUNCE PROGRAM SOON
H. W. Graham of Irving Park to De
liver Address at Rock Island Ar
senal Moline in Charge.
Preparations are un,Ir way for the
celebration of Memorial day under the
auspices of John Buford post, G. A. R.,
and the following committee have been
named in connection with the plans
for the day: t
Cemetery committee tj. M. Beards-
ley, John Ohlweiler, Hon. William Mc
Conochie. ' .
Reception committee George E.
Bailey, Hon. E. W. Hjurst, Colonel
Charles E. Walker. j
Marshal of the day l H. Bowman.
Invitation committee-4-W. II. Car
penter, W. A. Norris, H.jB. Hayden.
Committee on flowers George L.
Committee on Trasportation Wil
liam McConochie, C. B. Knox.
Committee on musicr-J. M. Beards
ley, John Ohlweiler. j
The cemetery committee, which has
general charge of the events of the
day, is arranging a program, which is
nearly ready for publication. It will
be announced in about a.'"sveek.
II. V. Graham at jkraenal.
Graham post. No. 312, of Moline, has
charge of the Memorial 4ay services at
the Rock Island arsenal hls year, and
II. W. Graham of Irving Park has ac
cepted its invitation to deliver the ad
dress. Mr. Graham has a reputation
as a lecturer and the committee be
lieves the veterans ari fortunate in
securing his services ueon this occa
sion. Initiate Princeton Class.
Canton Star, No. S.I. 0. O. F., of this
city, has accepted the invitation of the
Princeton, 111., canton afld on- May 26
goes there and confers the Patriarchs
Militant degree on a cla$ of 15 candi
dates. The degree team ff rom this city
will number 12 or more members of
the canton. '
MORE GO IN CAMPS
General Greeley Reports In
crease in Tent . Population
Washington, May 7. Telegraphing
from San Francisco yesterday, General
Greeley advises the war department
conditions are steadily improving. Ap
proximately a quarter of a million per
sons were fed Saturday and Sunday.
Methods calculated to largely reduce
this number are proceeding satisfac
torily. He estimates the number of
persons living In camps at 55,000, their
number being augmented daily. Ra
tions are plentiful as to flour and potar
toes, but extremely limited as to other
WARSHIPS ON THE WAY
Asks for Arbitration but Meets
With a Cold Re
Constantinople, May 7. An extraor
dinary meeting of the council of min
isters has been summoned for today to
consider the British note demanding
the evacuation of Tabah within 10
Valetta, Island of Malta, May 7.
Three torpedo boat destroyers sailed
from here today to join the British
fleet at Piraeus, Greece. The transport
Dilwarra with a Worcestershire regi
ment will sail for Alexandria at 8 to
Sultnn W'antH to Arbitrate.
Constantinople, May 7. The sultan
has attempted to reopen discussion re
garding the Tabah affair, but the Brit
ish ambassador has declined to do so.
It is reported that the sultan wishes to
submit the question to The Hague.
Owing to 'the intervention of the feast
of Mulud no reply to the note present
ed to the porte last Thursrfav hv Sir
Nicholas O'Conor. the British ambassa
dor, is expected before Wednesday.
PEORIA IS MADE
Moline, at Meeting of Turners Held
There Yesterday, Loses the
A delegate meeting of the Missis
sippi Valley district of the Turners
was held yesterday in Moline, eight
cities being represented. During the
session the official headquarters of the
district was removed, by vote, from
Moline to Peoria. Adolph Oppenheim
er of Moline and Oscar Lange of Peru
were chosen delegates to the national
convention at Newark in the fall. The
sum of $50 was subscribed by the con
vention to the San Francisco relief
fund. The next meeting will be held
at Peru in June.
JUDGE MOORE AN0 HIS
ASSOCIATES ARE HERE
Party Returns from Inspection Tour of
the Rock Island on Southwest
Judge W. H. Moore, principal owner
of the Rock Island, together with
President B. L. Winchell, Second Vice
President II. IT. Mudge, R. R. Cable.
General Manager F. O. Melchor, and
District Superintendent II. S. Cable
were in the city for a brief time this
morning, enroute to Chicago after an
inspection trip over the southwestern
district of the system. party left
Fort Worth Saturday. After spending
about an hour at Silvis the officials left
The Rock Island now has under way
the relajiug of the tracks between Bu
reau and Silvis, about 45 miles having
already been relaid with the new 85
nound steel rails. The crew of about
300 men is now at work near Geneseo.
The company has put on 'll extra sec
tion gangs on this division, and a larg
er amount of ballasting, tilling, and
other repair work is under way than
usual at this time of the year.
SCHREVE FILES NEW SUIT
Cordova Man Seeks $20,000 Damages
from His Wife's Parents.
Clyde Schreve of Cordova, who re
cently dismissed a suit against his
wife's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew
Wilson of Scott county on the ground
that they had alienated his wife's af
fections and caused a separation, has
filed a new suit at Davenport claiming
that he was assaulted by his father-in-law
and demanding $20,000 damages.
His bill relate that he was married
to Stella Wilson May 1G, 1904, and that
a few days later, when his wife went
home for a visit her parents detained
her against her will and attempted to
turn her against him by telling her
that her husband was not fit to care
for her. He also asserts that when he
went to see what was wrong, he was
met on the highway by his father-in-law
t T Makes Nomination.
Washington, May 7. The president
today nominated J. J. Payne as regis
ter of the land office at Des Moines.
LANDSLIDE DAMS CREEK
Water Rises and Disaster Is In Pros
pect When it Finally Breaks
Woodland, Cal., May 7. Threats of
a flood in the Capay valley resulting
from a slid of 'earth that had fallen
from a mountainside and dammed the
waters of Cache creek, is growing in
creasingly serious. Should the dam
give way the results will be very seri
ous ana a large area or country win
Towns in immediate danger are fa
pay, population 400; Rumsey, 200, and
Guinda, 350. These towns have aban
doned their houses and removed their
belongings to the hillsides.
LAST MEETING TO
SETTLE MINE WAR
Committees Conferring at New York
on Duration of Agreement and
New York. May 7. What is expected
to be the final meeting between the
committees representing the anthracite
mine workers and mine owners of
Pennsylvania will be held here this
afternoon, when an effort will be made
to agree on a term of years and other
details for a continuation of the award
of the anthracite strike commission
That an agreement will be reached is
Operators Sign Scale.
Bell City, Ohio, May 7. Twenty-five
hundred miners returned to work in
Belmont county today as a result of
signing the scale.
BOY BLACKMAILERS CAUGHT
Demanded $3,000 From Farmer and
Peoria, 111., May 7. Federal officers
last night captured two youths who
have been terrorizing farmers in the
vicinity of Speer, 111., 15 miles north
of Peoria. Michael Curt, a wealthy
farmer, received several threatening
letters telling him that unless he de
posited $3,000 in a certain place he
would be killed. The old farmer was
about to do as commanded when a
neighbor whom tie told of the threats
induced him to communicate with fed
eral officers in Peoria. On the advice
of Deputy United States Marshal
Tripp Gurt deposited a package con
taining no money at the place named.
The officers lay in wait. A few min
utes later two boys came to get the
packages and were arrested. The
prisoners gave the names of Nicholas
Miller and Rollie Donahue. They ad
mitted they had written the letters.
PISTOL DUEL WITH BURGLAR
Charles L. Spier, Confidential Agent of
H. H. Rogers, Killed in Home.
New York, May 7. Charles L. Spier,
a prominent business man of Staten
Island, said to be the confidential agent
of H. II. Rogers, vice president of the
Standard Oil company, was shot and
instantly killed in a duel with a burg
lar in his home at New Brighton, Sta
ten Island early today.
KILLS DAUGHTER AND SELF
Insane New York Woman Shoots One
Child, But Leaves the Other.
New York, May 7 Mrs. Mary Wa
ters entered the room where her two
daughters, Agatha and Ruth lay sleep
ing early today and shot and killed
Agatha, the eldest, and her favorite,
without attempting to harm Ruth, and
then killed herself. Temporary insan
ity due to worry over her daughter's
ill health is assigned as the reason.
Mrs. Waters was the wife of John R.
Waters, a well-to-do insurance broker.
Cleveland Can Get Strenuous.
Atlantic City, N. J., May 7. Former
President Cleveland tried yesterday
the sensation of driving at top speed
in K fast automobile whizzed over
Meadow boulevard, a five-mile level
stretch, at a clip which equaled some
thing like a mile a minute, 'i ne for
mer president at the end of the run
ejaculated, "That's lively sport."
10 Years for Goll.
Milwaukee, May 7. Henry G. Goll,
former assistant cashier of the First
National bank of this city, convicted
on 19 counts in the United States dis
trict court a week ago of misapplying
a large amount of funds of the bank,
was Saturday afternoon denied a new
trial by Judge Quarles and sentenced
to 10 years in the military prison at
Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Bulgarians Ki.'ed by Turks.
Salonica, European Turkey, May 7.
Turkish troops on Saturday extermin'
ated a band of 14 Bulgarians at Loy
odja. near Kiuprili. Two Turks were
Explosive Aimed at His Car
riage; May Not Re
cover. Moscow, May 7. Vice Admiral Dou-
bassoff, governor general of Moscow,
was frightfully wounded by the ex
plosion of a bomb thrown at his car
riage yesterday afternoon. One foot
was blown off and he was seriously in
jured in the back and head. It Is fear
ed his injuries will terminate fatally.
Four Klllril hy thr Ilomlt.
The man who threw the bomb was
killed by the explosion. Col. Kokonet
zoff, the governor general's adjutant,
was killed, as was a policeman and a
boy who happened to be near at hand.
A number of bystanders were injured,
and the coachman's skull was fractur
ed. The carriage was demolished.
IIikI Takrn Ire-au(lwDK.
Governor General Doubassoff hud
been at the Uspenski cathedral, where
services in honor of the czar's name
day had been held. Knowing he was
under serious sentence of death by the
terrorists, he had taken, as he thought,
precautions to guard himself against .i
bomb thrower. He had arranged to
alight from his carriage at a side en
trance to his palace. Had he done so,
he would have escaped. But on the
way home from the cathedral he chang
ed his mind and directed his coachman
to drive through the main carriage en
trance to the palace grounds, thereby
unwittingly running into the peril he
sought to avoid.
Anollirr (iovfrnor KHIrd.
St. Petersburg. May 7. The report
of the assassination of the governor of
Elizabtthpol, which reached here last
night, is incorrect. It was the gover
nor gdural of Ekaterinoslav, south
Russia, who was assassinated yester
day evening by s!x unknown persons.
JURY IS SWORN IN
Investigation of Campaign Contribu
tions Expected to Be Taken
New York, May 7. The special
grand jury which is to investigate in
surance matters, especially political
campaign contributions, was empanel
ed today. District Attorney Jeromu,
who asked for this jury was present
with several of his assistants when it
M'KINNEY CASE IS FIRST
Given Precedence cn Docket at Peoria
Over Other Criminal Proceedings.
Peoria, III., May 7. The celebrated
McKinney case brought to this circuit
on a change of venue from Aledo, will
be given precedence over all other
cases on the criminal docket. There
is yet a question as to whether the
merits and facts of the case will be
gone into or whether the trial will b
limited to a hearing on the contention
of the defense that Mrs. Mary McKin-
ney was insane at the time when she
subjected her ward to Inhuman cruel
ties for which she was convicted at
Aledo last term of court.
Bryan in Quarantined Ship,
Cincinnati, May 7. A letter from
John Uri Lloyd states that he, W. J.
Bryan, and other Americans are quar
antined at Suez, Egypt, because of bu
bonic plague aboard the ship.
SECT HEAD KILLED
Leader of Holy Rollers Shot-
Slayer Says Sisters Were
Seattle. Wash.. Mav 7. Frank E.
Crofield, leader of the so-called religi
ous organization known as the Holy
Rollers was shot and Instantly killed
today by George Mitchell. Mitchell,
when arrested asserted Crofleld had
wronged his two sisters.
Noted Chess Player Dead.
St. Louis, May 7. Max Judd. the ex
pert chess player, died today of an