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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAlt. NO. 17.
TUESDAY. NOVKMRHH 1900. TKX AGKS.
PRICK TWO CENTS.
PEN PICTURES OF PROMINENT PEOPLE
inir n nnntiun
FAMILIAR FACES AS SEEN IN ROCK ISLAND'S EVERYDAY LIFE.
TO RECORD THEIR 1'EROIGT
RAID ON BANK AT LADD, ILL.
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EARLY TO THE POLLS
Fair Weather and Great
GOOD ORDER GENERAL
Hundreds of Arrests on Various
Charges Made in New
York. ; -
Washington. Nov. C "Get out the
vote" is the command for today from
political generals throughout the coun
try. Lak of interest in the election is
reported from many sections. This con
dition necessitates hard work at the
polls, and the assurance of favorable
weather in the greater portion of the
country is welcomed by all the contend
I ncrrlnlnly FVnturr.
A ilecidcd uncertainty as to the re
sult of the balloting is a feature of the
closing of the campaign news from
nearly every quarter. This uncertainty
is manifested in New York. Pennsylvan
la. Chicago and other sections by a
vigorous conrinuance of the campaign
until midnight last night.
Hughes and Hearst continued their
terrific speakiug records in New York
up to the last minute.
Fr-Milrut ;e to Voir.
Presidtnt Roosevelt's part in the
campaign was to telegraph his son-in-law,
lit presmtative Longworth. at Cin
cinnati yesterday to have portions of
Secretary Hoot's Utica speech printed,
that the president's desire for a repub
lican congress might not be misunder
stood in Ohio. The president left th
White house at midnight for Oyster
Bay. where he will vote and return to
Washing! on. reaching here at 0:15 to
night. Wbrre Olkrr Prominent Mrn Arc.
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William .1. IJryan. who has been an
active campaigner, concluded with a
speech in behalf of the fusion ticket at
Plattsmouth, Neb., yesterday. Speaker
Cannon, who has averaged two speech
es a day during the greater part of the
campaign. Is in Danville, his home.
Vice President Fairbanks, as weU as
a majority of the others of the cabinet,
all of whom have been on the stump,
are at their voting residences today.
Put u to Voir.
The number of Washington voters
who have gone to their homes today is
smaller than for a decade. Absence of
railroad passes and a higher voting
rate on roads is given as the reason.
Recrt from "the solid south" indicate
little interest and the necessity of stim
Missouri and Tennessee present in
terosting situations. Roth parties con
cluded the campaign with confident pre
dictions of success.
Claim In t.
Ia Montana the socialist party makes
confident claim of Increasing their vote
C.ouo over last year, and both republi
cans and democrats claim the state,
The earthauake in San Francisco is
said to have so redistributed the popu
lation of the state that the old esti
mates cannot be relied upon.
Massachusetts kept the fight warm
until the last minute and Boston was
the midnight battle ground between
Guild and Moran, respective candidates
of the republicans and democrats for
Some I MnetiinfM.
In Indianapolis. Buffalo and several
other localities voting machines are to
be used, and as these make an automat
ic count an early return s expected.
In New York and Chicago '. iMots are
ponderous and with prospect of many
Along delay in arriving at results is
MAKK REC'OKDS MZi VOTIXG.
Slnrtu With HumIi In v York and Con
tlniifn Strange Alol . IVrathrr.
New York, Nov.. G. Exceptionally
favorable weather conditions after a
campaign of almost unprecedented ac
tivity on the part of the two leading
candidates for gubernatorial honors
seems to insure unusually large votes.
In the city , balloting started with a
rush as soon as the polls opened, and
In many sections new records for early
hours were made.
The servlc3 of thousands of warrants
sworn out by Superintendent of Elec
tions Morgan, was begun early and
there was a steady stream of prisoners
from the polling places to the police
courts. In nearly . every ' case In the
first three hours the prisoners proved
their, right to vote and were permitted
to eq back and deposit tute. ballots.
' John D. Rockefeller and Charles E.
Hughes, republican candidate for gov
ernor. were among the early voters. ;
Sixty arrests on the charge of illegal
voting ami registration and offering
and accepting money for votes Were
reported during the first two hours':" ' '
Among the arrests was former Po
lice Captain Diamond.
Ilmrwt WnrnM l.rmlrr.
W. It. Hearst sent the following tele
gram early today to the state commit
teemen of the Independence-league:
"We will have at least 200.000 plu
rality in Greater New York. W7e feel
our chances upstate are very bright.
"There is only one possible danger,
and that is. an attempt, may be made to
count us out upstate as ihey counted us
out in this city last fall. I urge you
to take extraordinary precautions to
prevent relating, and particularly mis
"Dispatches from cities and towns up
state indicate a large vote will ha
As the forenoon wore cm the ballot
ing throughout the city continued with
unabated strength. This was particu
larly noticeable in the so-called "silk
stockings" neighborhood. ' In the 13
election districts of the Twenty-ninth
assembly district. 201 out 'of a total
registration of 47 had been polled up
to !) o'clock. A general canvass of the
Twelfth assembly district showed near
ly half the total registered vote had
been cast before noon.
I'nrt.v WntrlierM Vigilant. (
That party watchers and election offi
cials are extremely vigilant was evident
from the moment the polls opened. In
the borough of Manhattan alone 115
arrests had been reported up to 9: SO.
A remarkable feature of these inci
dents was the unusual number of mem
bers of well known and wealthy fami
lies who were arrested and forced to
prove tneir residence in court tieiore
bt ing permitted to deposit their bal
IIIKAI. WI'MTIIKIt I'lirA AILS.
Oulnl Stair Favornl lroplr Kxprexw
('holer I'.arl.v at t'hlriiKO.
Chicago. Nov. C Except in Wiscon
sin, northern Onto, portions or Minne
sota and Sunth Dakota and some of
the southern states. whre fog or slight
in prevailed, ideal weather was re
ported ln mCfftn r wtTtT tI isriatchew
the Associated Press. A heavy initial
vote was polled generally, the only ex-
ceptions being in those states or sec
tions wher; the campaign has been apa
thetic and where but little interest was
aroused in thecontests.
Vote Itrmnrkiilily l-lnrly.
In this city it was declared at 9
o'clock that in many wards two thirds
of the registered vote had been cast,
although a large sized ballot and much
scratching made voting slow. Some
voters were in booths 'M minutes mark
At Bloomington- an early vote was
stimulated by the presence in the field
of bolting republican, candidates for
sheriff and superintendent of schools.
A bitter congressional fight at Peo
ria augurs the heaviest'poll for many
Opposition to Speaker Cannon in the
Danville district is not productive of
much enthusiasm and only a moderate
vote is being cast.
I-i:iIm I'reniilont inl Vote.
riiiladelphia, Nov. 0. Reports from
all parts of the state Indicate a heavy
vote. Ixical fights have stimulated in
terest and it is believed the total that
will be cast will nearly reach that poll
ed in the last presidential election.
There is much scratching, which indi
cates a late count
Considerable Frletion Develop.
Philadelphia. Nov. C. There is con
siderable friction between republican
workers and those looking after the in
terests of the fusionists, but no disor
der of moment "was reported during the
early hours. : '
Early reports show Stuart, republi
can, for governor,' against Emery, fu
sion, is running ahead of the local re
HooxeVflt At Oynter liny.
Oyster Bay, Nov. C. President Roose
velt reached here at 9:10 and was
greeted by a crowd of men, women and
children. He stopped at the railroad
station long enough to shake hands
with those present, and was driven in
a carriage to the polling place in the
Fifth district over, a Chinese laundry.
After shaking hands with each of the
election officers,' he received a ballot,
No. 94, and soon cast it. While Secre
tary Ijoeb was voting the president
chatted with some of the villagers. He
was then taken, for a drive out towards
Sagamore Hill. t
Returns in Iowa Late.
Des Moinea, .Nov. C. Fair weather
brought out a heavy vote today. Indi
cations forecast a heavy ballot. Owing
to the party split in the state and be-!
cause of the removal of the circle from1
the ballot, the returns will be some-
Beeman, Gum Maker, Dead.
Cleveland. Nov. 6. Dr. Edwin E.
Beeman, the well known gum manu- about Lake Michigan since Saturday penses $1.300.0n0,000, and the passen
facturer, died early today. ' ; I afternoon in a gasoline launch without gexs numbered 745,446,000. '
One of thei jo linger momliers of tho ii.;k Island comity bar. Mr. Murphy
has won for himself a prommemt place in the lej.r;il fniteritity and is now
seeretjiry of the Rock. Ituud County Vv assort iou. .JJ-fAH'AOonihipr tojiock
f si ami to east his lot six years aj VvM r p'h rujt f.;eJ. law in Cliieajro.
He received his literary -dit-it ion lit'Bt; V iatMn i .eei at'flCatiVakee, after
wliich he took a law course at the .11 tii versity ofIotro Dame. Air Murphy
is it veuly and phasin speaker and has dist I un isLj himself oa' numerous
patriot ie oeeasions in Rock Island outity. He is interested in, athletics and
is a pit roti of all forms of leiitimale sport. .He is a member of the lioek
Democratic Policemen and Re
publican Deputy Sheriffs
AT WILLIAMSON, W. VA.
Many of Each Faction Imprisoned
Situation Ripe for Shedding
Huntington, Nov. 6. A heavy early
vote is reported in southern West Vir
ginia. Clashes occurred early today
between democratic policemen and re
publican deputy sheriffs In Williamson,
and many of each faction are in jail.
M Hit in Vntlrr Arm.
Huntington, V. Va., Nov. C Three
companies of the West Virginia Na
tional Guard were mobilized here yes
terday afternoon awaiting orders to go
to Williamson, where rioting had al
ready occurred and where a series of
conflicts were expected today. Demo
cratic policemen of Williamson and re
publican deputy sheriffs of Mingo
county clashed, and there was every
probability that a bloody conflict would
Officials and police of Williamson
are In trouble with the federal .author
ities resulting from the arrest of a po
liceman by Deputy United States Mar
shal Day of Welch. Republicans claim
his arrest was for political effect be
cause he secured the release of a ne
gro arrested on suspicion of intent to
vote Illegally, while Williamson officials
claim he was guilty of adultery. Fif
teen deputy marshals went to William
son in charge of Major W. H. L,yons,
and arrested Mayor Pinson. Chief of
Police Chaffin,' and other officials -and
citiiens of Williamson 'charged' with in
terference with a federal officer. The
feeling on both sides is -intense: and
trouble can hardly be averted.
LAUNCH SAWS GASOLINE
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Two Men Drift'Three Days in Lake Mi
chigan Before Rescued.
Chicago, Nov. C. After drifting
JAMES F. MURPHY,
gasoline, i.ouis w ns-ni :mu
Yhoroton of Michigan City, were .
day picked up by the stenme'r Ciena
and brought. tt this city.
DEFENDER OF PORT
ARTHUR IN POVERTY
General Stocssel Appeafor Aid to
Enable Him to Keep a
London. Nov. 6. A dispatch front
St. Petersburg today says Lieutenant
General Stoessel. defender of Port Ar
thur, is In -such financial straits he has
applied -to a charitable institution for
wounded sqldie'rs for assistance to en
able him to employ a servant. The
officers of the institution- asked the
gcnrral to produce medical certificates
showing his health required the ser
vices of a servant.
BUILT MUCH ROAD
Railway Mileage Increase in 1905
. . Over That of 1904 Was
TOTAL IN COUNTRY 317,341
Number of Passengers Carried 745,446,
000 Some Vast Figures from
New York, Nov. 6. There were 217,
341 miles of completed railroads in the
United States at the end, of 190J, ac
cording to figures compiled by Poor's
manual. This is a net increase in
mileage in 1901 of 4,716 miles.
Some Vnt FlKiirrn.
The capital stock ren'resented. in
round numbers, amounts Uo $0,741,900,
000, and the bonded debt. Xo $7,400,000.
000. The total liabilities, arelG.200,
000,000 against 515,500,000,000 in 1904.
The coat of the roads' and equip
ment waa ,112,000.000.000, the total traf-
fic revenue $2.10iuitit).ODO, operating ex-
1 1 V IJ la jU 1 1 I Hlrala
! U U U 1 LIlUU UIIILr
Mayor of Memphis Brings Trou
b!e of Long Standing
to a Head.
RESULT OF THE CAMPAIGN
Acts After Clash of Authority in As
signment of the Police
Memphis, Tenn.. Nov. G. Mayor Ma
lone today suspended Chief of Police
O'llaver for insubordination. Under
the city ordinances, the mayor has the
right to assign police, provided that in
his judgment trouble is feared.
Trouble Over CniniinljKn.
There has been much bitterness be
tween local factions in the campaign
and the mayor today made a reassign
ment for the police force. Vice Mayor
Walsh and Chief O'Haver instructed
the men to remain where they had
Leen first assigned. The mayor there
upon suspended the chief.
MANY WRECKS uN
Result of Storm in Nova Scotia and
New Brunswick Slow to Be
Halifax, N. S., Nov. fc Dispatches
have been pouring into this "city bear
ing news of vessels wrecked or in dis
tress, of wires prostrated and damage
done by the gale and sea and along
the coasts of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton,
New Brunswick and Prince Edward Is
land. Four vessels were driven ashore
and the steamer Turret Bell, which
went- aground on the north side of
Prince Edward Island last week, was
driven farther in shore.
Two schooners an done bark were
swept around near the Northumberland
strait, and a third schooner was wreck
ed near the eastern entrance. The
Norwegian bark Adeona tried to wea
ther the. gale off Rexton, N. B., but
dragged her anchors and grounded oni
North Reef. She sprang a leak, and
according to last informal ion the 1U
men constituting her crew were s-'till
on board and helpless in the severe
cold and heavy gale, ami in imminent
danger of being swept overboard or
dying from exposure. The heavy seas
made it impossible for any vessels to
go to her assistance.
A NEW ULTIMATUM
Switchmen Demand "Substarv
tial Increase" by Tomor
BIG STRIKE IF REFUSED
Follows All Day Conference at Chicago
Just What Men Will Be Satis
fied With Not Known.
Chicago. Nov. f. The railroads have
been confronted with another ultima
tum from employes, served yesteidav
by representatives of the Switchmen's
t'nion of North America. It gives, lb"
roads will tomorrow evening at 7
o'clock to grant a "siibstanllal" in
crease in wages. A general strike is
threatened as an alternative.
.lust what the switchmen mean by a
substantial" increase is unknown to
the railroad managers. It is for th
purpose of ascertaining this that the
officials of the various roads entering
Chicago agreed to a conference today
with their employes.
Iitiiirlnul f'fiiifcrt'm-e In llrltl.
What was regarded as the niot im-
lortant development of the day in rail
road official circles was the meeting
btlwien the maiKU4ers of the roads
entering Chicago ami committees of
the lJioiherhood of Railroad Trainmen,
representing the switchmen members
of that organization. The conferees
were in session nearly all day. and in
the evening reports wore read at a
gathering of switchmen in the Sherman
house at which Crand .Master 1. II.
The result of balloting among engin
eers of the Chicago t Alton railway
rifflci ruing, their share in :i concerted
movement for an S hour day and in
creased pay was announced by Crand
Chief Stone as practically unanimous
in its favor.
HERING GETS SAME
TERM AS STENSLAND
Cashier cf Wrecked Milwaukee Avenue
Bank Throws Self on Mercy
Chieasro. Nov. C Paul (). Sfensland
former president of the Milwaukee Av
enue Stat: bank, who was arrted ai
Tangier, and Henry W. Heriug. easliie;
of the same institution, were yes:erdav
sentenced by Judge Pinckney in ib.
criminal court to indctonnin.ii:' terms
in. the penitentiary for uubezlement
and forgery. The sentence given
Stensland will not. lengthen" his term
of ' imprisonment as the new, sentence
is concurrent with the old.
Stensland had been brought from the
.loliet penitentiary to give evidence
against Hering, "who it was understood
would, make a fight for his freedom
but Hering changed his niind and de
cided to throw himself upon the mercy
of the court.
Stenshnid. however, took the stand
and told of how the bank was wrecked.
Stensland said during the Inst eight
years he-had lost $ loo.no,) of the bank's
money in real estate and $12S.Ouo in a
cooperative store. He, said lie .used
this money at the suggestion of Her
ing. MAKING PLANS TO
' MODIFY TARIFF?
Roosevelt's Emissa cs Depart for Ger
many to Collect Data on
New York. Nov. G. Director -SnZd.
North of the census bureau, and James
L; Gerry, chief of the customs d!vison
of the treasury department, who, with
Nathum I. Stone, have been appointed
by President Roosevelt to visit Ger
many for the puriK)se of obtaining ma
terial for possible modifications of the
American tariff lows, sailed for Hurope
today on the steamer Kai.er Wilhelm
Boost for McHugh.
Charles T. McHugh. a well known
Rock Island railroad man, has been ap
pointed trainmaster on the Monon with
headquarters at Lafayette, Ind. He
was formerly with the C. R. I. & P.
road here, and was transferred to
Brookfitld, Mo. He went to the Monon
in 1SS9. and ha slately been store agent
for that road with headquarters at
Gag Clerk and Escape
With $7,000 Af
BALK PERU OFFICERS
Frustrate Attempt to Arrest
Them by Display of Armed
La Salle, III.. Nov. C. The Farmers
and Miners' bank at Ladd. 111., a small
mining town in this county, was rob
bed of $7. '!' by two men at 2 o'clock
Martin earing, the cashier, was
away at a funeral, his assistant, a clerk
named .latiies Hurley, was alone In the
hank. Two strangers entered and ask
td for some change. While Hurley was
making the change one of the men cov
in .1 him with a revolver and the other
jumped over the counter and overpow
Clrrk llniinit anil ,nitKil.
The robbers marched Hurley to a
back room, where they bound him hand
and foot and gagged him.
The robbers then helped themselves to
cash and escaped. They left $130 in
gold, besides a quantity of silver, on
the bant; counter, and disturbed little
in the vault. The amount of their
booty was about $7,oou, as near as the
bank officers aie able to estimate the
After the men lift the bank It was
L'' iiiinut s 1m fore the alarm was given.
Py that lime the robbers were out of
town. When Hurley was released he
told the siory of the robbery and. the
news was telephoned to all nearby
I'l mlr A rr-l nt I'rru.
The two robbers turned up at Peru
revrra! -hours- Inter. They drove io A
j livery stable to -put up their horses,
and were reco,iii. d. An attempt wa
made to arreii l,'(in, but they held
hack the low.i oti'lc-'als with drawn re
volvers, stole ;i l.orse and buggy from
the street, an, i drove out of town on a
A citizens' posse was formed, but not
until the robbers were well out of
town. The pursuers last heard of the
fugitives at a point north of Ottawa.
TO JUST BLACKS
Suit Will be Filed Agairut 5,000
Freedmen in Cherokee
RESULT OF COURT'S RULING
Many Whites Who Have. Bought Land
From Negroes Will Lose Their
Tulsa. I. T.. Nov. G. Suit will be filed
at once in the United . HUtes court, to
ueprivr tiie rreeunicn in ine cneroKee
nation of their right to allotment. This
announcement was made last night by
local representatives of the attorneys
in the intermarried white case of the
Cherokces, which tvus decided adverse
ly to the whites by the United States
supreme court yesterday. The suit will
affect .".otto iKgroes In the Cherokee na
tion, also many whites who have pur
chased freedmen's lands. .
Ruling; of Court.
In passing upon the cases the lower
court held that the tribal lands ure not
communal lands, but that whites who
acquired citizenship prior to 1S75 have
equal interest with the Indians. In the
cote of marriages into the tribe since
that time it was held that no right of
property had been, acquired except by
those who had paid Into the common
fund the Finn of $500. The court also
held that white husbands of Cherokee
women, who have abandoned their
wives, have forfeited ail rights as Cher
okee citizens, including that of partici
pation in the proceeds of sales of Cher
( hlrf Juatlt-r Slmtrm I.w.
In his opinion affirming the court of
claims Chief Justice Fuller, who hand
ed down the decision, Bald:
"Many special Cherokee laws demon
strate that the council 'did not venture
to assume nor desire to assume the
power to impart to the white adopted
citizen other civil and political rights.
Tha acts relating to Intermarriage with
whites contained many restrictions, but
by the act In respect of the Intermar
riage or Cherokces with other Indians
no such restrictions were imposed."