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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 123.
SATURDAY. MARCH 9, 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
CAREER CLOSED BY DEATH
End Comes Unexpectedly
to Former Head of
FEW FOLLOWERS AT END
Remarkable Career of Man
Who Proclaimed Himself
"Elijah the Restorer."
Chicago, March 9. John Alexander
Dowie is dead.
H passed away at 7:4(1 this morning
'at Shiloh house, Zion City. There
were present at his demise only Judge
I). N. Barnes and two personal attend
ants. It has been his custom to hold
religious services every Sunday after
noon in the parlor of Shiloh house.
About 350 of his original followers re
mained faithful and attended services.
(nnl Vive Week .t.
Five weeks ago these meetings ceas
ed, and Dowie appeared no longer in
public. Since that time Dowie has
gradually been failing. Shortly before
1 this morning Dowie became delirious,
but his talk was as sane as at relig
ious meetings in the days of his prime.
He denounced people with the old time
vigor, and ordered the guards to throw
out the disturbers. He gradually be
Kail Not Expeetrd.
The death of Dowie was unexpected.
Mrs. Dowie, as Judge Dowie, the pro
phet's father, and his son, Gladstone,
who are at Ben McDhui, Mich., have
been notified, and are expected at 'Aon
City today. Judge Barnes, who was at
the bed side of Dowie, is a member of
Vollva's council, but remained friendly
to Dowie, believing him to be insane
and not responsible for his actions.
Dowie's wife, father and son held the
same view, and it is therefore believed,
though they were estranged, " they
will attend the funeral.
Sketeh of Career.
Dowie was born in Edinburgh, Scot
land. May 25, 1847. In ISf.O his parents
moved to Adelaide, Australia, where
young Dowie in seven years as clerk in
a business house saved enough monev
to return to Edinburgh and take a fiv
years' course in theology and art. He
forsook the denominational church in
1878, and went to Melbourne, where he
set up a Free Christian tabernacle, or
ganized a divine healing association
and gained fame by going about the
country during the prevalence of putrid
fever, effecting many cures by prayer
and laying on of hands.
C'aiur to Anieriea In Poverty.
Dowie; landed in San Francisco in
1S8S almost without funds, and after
two years' wandering along the coast
he and his family came to Chicago.
Notwithstanding during the next five
years Dowie 'was arrested at least a
hundred times for violating the city
ordinance relating to the care of the
sick, he established a branch of his
church in other cities, erected a large
hospital for the healing of the sick in
Chicago, organized a college for the
training of missionaries and started a
printing plant and bank.
ABBonnoeil an "llrmorer."
The Christian Catholic church in
Zion City, the outgrowth of the original
into an international divine healing as
sociation, was formally organized in
18110, Dowie becoming general overseer
Four .years afterwards Dowie announc
ed he -was "Elijah the Restorer."
rianaed Zion it.
Previous to this, Dowie had marked
out his plans for Zion City. Six thous
anu acres of land were purchased m
August 1901. In Zion City, as well as
the church, Dowie was supreme. Ths
title to this thousands of acres Dough:
with the money of the sect, vested in
him. Lots were leased for 999 years.
In December, 1903, Zion City was plac
ed under control of a federal receiver
ship, which was dissolved a week later
on Dowie's representation of his abil
ity to pay dollar for dollar for all in
debtedness. Kntlutatml Wentth at S2.VOOO.fHHt.
At that time Dowie estimated the
value of his holdings in Zion City at
$25,000,000. Since t.irn the value of
the lace factory and other industries
arid foldings are believed to have in
creased to $28,000,000. Eighteen months
ago Dowie began the promotion of a
second Zion City In Mexico. While en
gaged in this undertaking his health
failed nd he went to Jamaica. While
there he suffered a stroke of paralysis
from which he never fully recovered.
Vollva l adlil Work.
It was at this time he appointer Wil-
bur Glenn Vollva, his first lieutenant.
general overseer of the church. A
month after Voliva took charge, he, by
the power of attorney vested in him
by Dowie, had all the property belong
ing to the church transferred from
Dowie to Overseer Granger, charging
extravagance and gross mismanage
ment by Dowie. At the time the trans
fcr was made, Voliva called all Zion
ists to the tabernacle in Zion City and
Hut Knv are Faithful.
With the exception of less than 200
of Dowie's former followers, all the in
habitants of Zion chose Voliva as their
future leader, and word was sent to
Dowie in Mexico he had been deposed.
He immediately started for Chicago
and took the controversy to the courts
Voliva In Silent.
Voliva today declined to make any
statement regarding the influence of
the death of Dowie on the future of
the church, or to discuss tne dea..- in
any other manner.
RABBI IN LECTURE
Makes Plea for the Hebrew
Against Prejudice for
FIRST OF D. A. R. SERIES
W. H. Fineshriber -of Davenport Giv.v
Interesting Address at Public
In spite of numerous counter ai-
tractions, the lecture room of the pub
lic library was well filled yesterday
afternoon to hear Kabbi W. H. Kine
shriber of Davenport deliver his lec
ture on "The Life of the Hebrew," tlio
first in a series of lectures given undur
the auspices of the Daughters of the
American Revolution. Mr. Fineshrib v
is an interesting speaker who is tlur
oughly well acquainted with his sub
ject and for two hours he held the
closest attention of his audience.
He began his lecture with a review
of the history of the Jewish people.
which dates back more than 5,0iw
years, and carried it along to the 50
years of captivity in Babylon which
was the most fruitful period of Juda
ism. From these "0 years of captivit-,
years of gieat suffering and many pii
vations a new religion born of suffer
ing sprung Am which remodled the
map of the whole world. So the his
tory of the people was reviewed up lo
the present day and in every country
it has been the same, a story of abu.;e
and persecution; the Jew has ever
been the moc k and sport anil even
envy of every nation. "And the sur
prising thing is." said Mr. FiDcshribr.
'that the Jew has lived at al. md Nj
my mind one of the great proofs, of th?
existence of God is that the Jew is.
that ho has been preserved through
centuries of persecution in order that
the prophesies of the Xazarene may
have their fuition."
' Im Kaee I'rrjii.lice.
Mr. Fineshriber spoke of the preju
dice against the Jew, one great reason
for which is that he belongs to an
other race, the Semitic, and between
which and the Arian there is a con
stant conflict, an inborn aversion of
one race to another. While the Jew
has the purest, blood of any race now
existing, he is not a pure Semitic, hi.5
blood having been mingled and ab
sorbed Arian blood. The principle ac
cusations against the Jews are a grasn
ing nature, one devoid of ideals wi'h
but one talent, that of trade; that thev
are enemies to the country and ene
mies to Christianity; that they are
animated by one sole desire, that :f
material ambition to the submersion :!
all desire for literature, the sciences
the fine arts and all humanitarianistn.
These charges Rabbi Fineshriber re
futed one by one and showed concluj
ively that the Jew is an idealist, tht
he is not grasping, aud in fact, is a
IMen for Humanity.
Religious fanaticism, so-called, he
placed at the root of all per
secution, and the cry has ever been.
'Down with the Christ slayers." He
made a strong plea for the Jew and
said "The whole of Christian humanity
owes one duty to the Jew and that is
to rehabilitate the status of the Jew
and to have some care and humanity
Terrific Explosion at San Andoes in
Mexico Reported to Have Scat
El Paso, Texas, March 9. Advices,
received from Chihuahua state that Vj
persons men, women, and children-
were killed at San Andoes, 20 leagues
from there, by the accidental expl.; to the chain gang for speeding his a:t
sion of a large quantity of dynamite. ' tomobile. 1
JOHN ALEXANDER DOWIE
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FOUNDER OF THE CHRISTIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, WHOSE DEATH
TOOK PLACE TODAY AT illON CITY, THE COMMUNITY
HE ESTABLISHED FOR HIS FOLLOWERS AT
NORTHERN WYOMING THREATENED
WITH CATTLE AND
Sheridan, Wyo.. March !). North
ern Wyoming is again threatened with
a range war between cattle and shep
men. Closely following on the attac;;
on Wisner camp last week, in vhi;-h'
400 head of sheep were killed and a
camp burned, conies a report of an at
tack on Hugh Dickey camp by a band
SUES SUGAR TRDST
Pennsylvania Company Asks
Cool $30,000,000 and At
SAYS BUSINESS WAS RUINED
Alleges Juggling of Stock Secured Giv
en to Secure a Loan Gave
New York, March 9. A suit for $30,-
000,000, with costs of attorneys' fees,
was filed in the United States circuit
court yesterday against the American
Sugar Refining company by the Penn
sylvania Sugar Refining company of
Philadelphia. The latter is the com
pany in which Frank K. Hippie, presi
dent of the Real Estate and Trust com
pany of Philadelphia held 2G,000 shares
of stock, the controlling interest, and
which, in turn, lie had placed in the
hands of Adolph Segal, the Philadel
phia promoter. Hippie killed himself
when his enterprises went to smash a
year ago, and the trust company, of
which he was president, now is in the
hands of a receiver.
The complaint in the suit alleges
that through Segal negotiating a loan
from Gustav E. Kissel, a banker, acting
as the agent for the American Sugar
Refining company, the latter corpora
tion secured control of the Pennsyl
vania Sugar Refining company by rea
son of the fact that the voting power
of this company had been placed with
the American Sugar Refining company
when Segel turned over, among other
collateral for his loan, a receipt for
20,000 shares in the Pennsylvania com
pany. This was Hippie's property that
had been placed with Segal as secur
ity. The whole sum and substance of the
complaint is that the American Sugar
Refining company secured control of
the Pennsylvania rival, and elected di
rectors, and thus was able to shut
down the plant and put an end to its
Rich Autoist on Chain Gang
Los Angeles, March 9. A son ;f
Samuel Kircher of Nashville, a rich
lumberman was sentenced vesterdiv
SHEEP MEN'S WAR
of 12 masked men. supposed to be
the employ of cattlemen. They drove
me nerders away wuh threats of
shooting, fired l he camp outfit and
then began shooting sheep. Out of .a
total of fN.ono phecp 4,000 have disan
peared. Cattlemen have marked out a
"dead line" and the Dickey sheep were
a mile over the dead line.
KEEP UP STRUGGLE
Woman Suffragists of England
Resolve to Continue Bal
HOLD A BIG MASS MEETING
Though Bill Talked to Death in House
of Commons Was Not Expected
liondon, March 0. The female suf
frage bill was talked to death in the
house of commons yesterday, and last
night the suffragists at a mass meet
ing in Exeter hall decided to renew the
The result was not surprising! eveu
to the suffragists themselves, as some
of the strongest sympathizers of the
women's cause realized that the ques
tion was not ripe for legislation, and
that parliament was not in a position
to deal with the question until it be
comes a definite issue at the general
Are t Haunted.
The suffragists, however, were not
daunted, and at their enthusiastic
meeting at Exeter hall, they passed
resolutions condemning the attitude of
the government and of parliament anJ
expressing the determination to carry
on the agitation.
Patient at White House Not Yet Out
of Danger Passed a Good
Washington, March 9. Archie Roose
velt passed a favorable night. Physi
cians this morning report his condition
Attending physicians have issued the
"Archie hail a good night. No unfa
vorable symptoms and general improve
ment since last reports.''
Dr. Rixey said this afternoon Archie
Roosevelt was doing splendidly, and
his condition was good.
The president was at the office at the
usual hour this morning and received a
number of callers. He appeared cheer
ful and bright and pleased at the prog
ress his son is making.
FOR STATE BANKS
Bill Introduced in Legislature
Provides New Plan for
CHARTERS MAY BE HELD BACK
Direct Primary Law for Cities, Town;
and Villages Pronouncing
Springfield, 111., March 9. At the
session of the house yesterday a num
ber of bills were introduced, the most
interesting being one by Representa-
ive McGoorty to provide for the estao-
ishment of a state banking department
which shall have charge of the enforce
ment of all laws affecting banking in
stitutions. It provides that there shall be crea
ted ' the office of a superintendent of
banking, to be filled by the governor
o hold office for five years at a saiar;
of $3,000 ;a bank examiner at a salary
of $0,000, and as many assistant bank
examiners as may be required at a sal
ary of $3,000 each.
Taken Auditor' I'owem.
The superintendent of banking is to
have the powers of examination and
control now vested in the state auditor,
being required to have an examination
of every banking institution in the
state made once every year. He is
given power to take summary posses
sion of any bank which he may con
sider to be in an insolvent condition.
pending his application for the appoint
ment of a receiver. The measure also
provides regulations for banks, requir
ng that three-fourths'of the directors
must be residents of the state and must
hold at least 10 shares of bank stock.
Would llnr Wlldeat Bnukn.
The superintendent is given power
by the bill to withhold a charter from
anv bank when he is not satisfied witn
the personal character and standing of
the officers or directors of the proposed
The total liabilities of a bank are
limited to 30. per cent of the amount
of capital paid in. undivided profits not
to be construed as part of the surplus,
and the bill would make it unlawful for
banks to loan funds to officers or em
ployes unless such a loan is approved
by the board of directors.
Other HIIIn of the Day.
Other bills introduced yesterday
By Daugherty An optional direct
primary bill for cities, towns, villages,
By Schaefer Prohibiting the solicit
ing, giving, or receiving of commis
sions or "tips" to secure discrimina
tion and favors to commercial transac
tions from employes of firms and cor
By Murray Defining the pronuncia
tion of Illinois to be "Illinoy" instead
By Pierson Empowering municipali
ties and park districts to acquire sub
merged lands for park and boulevard
By Bush Creating a department of
electrical inspection and making regu
lation for electrical wiring.
THE MAY GRAND JURY
Complete Panel Drawn Yesterday Af
ternoon by the Supervisors.
The complete panel of the grand
ury, which was selected by the board
of supervisors yesterday afternoon be
fore adjournment, is as follows:
Cordova Newton Tanener.
Coe William Winterfelt.
Canoe Creek Henry Ashdown.
Zuma J. G. Saclan.
Port Byron L. S. Pearsall.
Hampton R. C. I.etsch, Sr.
South Moline J. M. Pease.
Moline George Kemmerling, Charles
Truxell, and Swan Dahloerg.
Rock Island I. B. Souders, Joseph
Stroehle, Jr., Elmer Blaksley, and Jos
eph B. Winters.
South Rock Island David Sears.
Black Hawk Joseph Law son.
Coal Valley Herman Hintz.
Rural W. R. Mcllvaine.
Bowling William McConnell.
Edgingtcn .1. B. Vance.
Andalusia W. E. Parmenter.
Buffalo Prairie William Blakely.
Drury Birl Howard.
ICE WILL SOON BE ON MOVE
Still Holds in Channel Above the Rock
Ice in the river at Clinton is said to
be on the point of breaking up. From
reports gathered along the Mississippi
below here, it appears that the channel
never closed generally below the head
of the Rock Island rapids, so there is
no ice to go out. That which formed
PUTS CORNELL MAN
ON THE COMMISSION
Washington, March 9. President
Roosevelt has decided to appoint La
bor Commissioner Charles P. Neill aud
Professor J. W. Jenks of Cornell uni
versity, to be the civilian members of
the immigration commission author
ized by the last congress.
PEORIA CITY AND COUNTY
in the sloughs and above the wirjg dams
hereabout has nearly all gone.
The last ice cut by tri-city firms was
taken from the river a week ago. The
various companies report that they
have enough to last the coming season,
being generally oetter situated than
last year at this time. The aggregate
cut in Rock Island and Moline is about
So. 0(xi tons.
BOSS RUEF CAUGHT
Officer Led to His Retreat
Suburb of Frisco by a
BROUGHT BEFORE COURT
Attorney Ordered to Prison for Con
tempt Because He Talked
San Francisco, March 9. At
o'clock last night, Abe Ruef, the boss
of San Francisco, and fugitive from
justice, was caught at the Trocadero.
a resort near San Francisco, by D
tective William Burns and ex-Chief of
Police William J. Biggy. Ruef was in
the company of Myrtle Cerf. ex-fore
man of a San Francisco grand jury.
and Ruef's henchman.
Ruef had been under a bond of $50,-
OtiO. which had been declared forfeited
by Judge Dunne.
Samuel Shortridge. attorney for
Ruef, was declared guilty of contem.it
of court yesterday and sentenced to
serve 24 hours in the county jail be
cause he persisted in objecting, in the
name of Ruef. to Heney's questioning
of Coroner Walsh. Judge Dunne has
declared Ruef a fugitive from justice
without rights in court, and so would
not listen to Shortridge's objections.
Shortridge immediately applied to
the district court of appeals for a wri
of habeas corpus and was granted an
alternative writ. It will be argued
Monday morning and until then Short
ridge will be allowed his freedom.
FIGHT IN BOAT ON
THE OHIO RIVER
Two Killed and One Badly Wounded
as Result of Quarrel at
Sargent, Ky., March 9. Thacker
Rice and Speed and Elijah Bailey,
brothers, were killed and John Ells
more badly wounded in a desperate
fight in a boat when crossing the Ken
tucky river 20 miles below here. The
shooting was the result of a dispute
following a celebration at a neighbor's
AND STATE HEAVILY
Thaw Expert Witnesses Drawing from
$100 to $200 a Day, It
New York, Marclv9. When the Thaw
trial is resumed Monday it will be five
weeks since the actual taking of testi
mony began and seven weeks since th
case was first called in court. The ex
pense both to the state and defense has
been very heavy, particularly to the
defense. As an instance, it may be
mentioned Dr. Evans, the principal
alienist, is reported as receiving $200,
Dr. Charles G. Wagner $150, and Dr.
Graeme M. Hammond, and Dr. Smith
Ely Jelliffe $100 a day each.
BOSTON SHOE CO. FORMED
Rock Island Concern Incorporated
With Capital of $25jOOO.
Springfield, 111., March 9. Argus
Special). The secretary of state Is
sued a license to incorporate to the
Boston Shoe company of Rock Islam'.
Capital stock $25,000, and object a
mercantile business. The incorpora
tors are George A. Price, Harry C.
TOWN TOPICS BURNED OUT
New York "Society" Publication Has
Hottest Time Yet.
New York. March 9. The building
occupied by William Green, the printer
from whose presses the "Smart Set '
and "Town Topics" are printed, burned
last night. Loss, $300,000.
BLACK SMALLPOX APPEARS
Serious Epidemic at Dunkirk, France
Case at Belgium Capital.
Dunkirk, France, March 9. A seri
ous epidemic of black smallpox has
broken out here andhas spread to the
city of Lille. A case of the disease is
reported in the fashionable quarters of
Grand Jury Reports After
Deliberating for Eight
Ex-Sheriff Potter and Deputies
and City Clerk Joos
Peoria, 111., March 9. After eight
weeks' deliberation the grand jury re
ported today, finuing indictments
against many prominent citizens, in
cluding ex-Sheriff Daniel E. Potter,
Deputies W. E. Peters, Robert Conkey,
Sherman Hunt, and City Clerk Robert
Joos, the latter being charged with the
embezzlement of city funds and mal
feasance in office.
tiet T.'.MHt of County Fnnua.
Potter and deputies, it is said, have
misused county funds to the extent of
CITY IN DARKNESS
Strike Plunges Paris in Deepest
Gloom Since Siege
ELECTRICIANS QUIT WORK
Feared Metropolitan Underground Rail
way Will Also be Tied
Paris, March 9. The strike of elec
tricians, which bpun suddenly yester
day evening, has assumed a serious as
pect. The men employed by the two
remaining independent companies went
out early this morning and unless the
dispute is settled immediately it is
feared workmen of the gas company
and employes of the Metropolitan Un
derground railway, on which the ma
jority of the population relies for trans
portation, will leave their work with
the strike! s.
Vrt Sinee Siege of 1HTO.
Not since the siege of Paris in 1870
has the city) been plunged in such
darkness as last night. The affair com
ing without warning has aroused the
most intense resentment.
PAY STILL MORE
FOR OIL IN SPRING
Standard Announces Advance of Five
Cents a Barrel for Crude
Lima, Ohio, March 9. In connec
tion with an advance of 5 cents per
barrel in the price of crude oil, an
nounced today by the Standard Oil
company, prominent oil men predict
the spring months will bring still high
WILKIE BACK TO CAPITAL
Chief of Secret Service Fails to Find
Who Robbed Subtreasury.
Chicago, March 9. John E. Wilkie,
chief of the secret service of the Un:-
ed States, left yesterday for Washing
ton without having solved the mystery
of the disappearance of $173,(mm from
the subtreashry of Chicago. Before he
left he said his departure did not mean
that the government despaired f
catching the thief. He said Captain
Porter of the local secret service
would keep up the search and that h
would be constantly advised of every
development in tho case.
BLOW SAFE; GET NOTHING
Robbers at Carlinsville, III., Wound
Policemen and Escape.
Carlinville, 111., March 9. After
dynamiting the postofflce safe early
this morning, two men engaged in a
running fight with two policemen.
during which Officer Vanmester was
seriously wounded. The robbers se
cured no booty.
IN THE EDDY SUIT
Concord, N. H., March 9. Service
was made today upon the four defend
ants, residents of this city, in tha
equity proceedings brought for an ac
counting of the property of Mrs. May
Baker G. Eddy, leader of the Chrfstiin