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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. Ml.
SATURDAY. MAHCII :(). 15)07. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICK TWO CENTS.
Thaw's Test Before In
Wake No Headway in
First Conference With
AIM TO AVERT STRIKE
Expected Several Days Will
Elapse Before Outcome
Chicago March :'.' Chairman Kn;i p.
of the -istaie comim -reo coinmis.-lo:i
;ind Charles li. Xt. ill. Cnited Suilfd
labor commissioner, arrived here today
from Washi nut on to iifiVr their olfices
in settling the dispute between the
west in rai'iroads and members of the
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and
Order of Conductors.
Say l-ni a it tit An- I'inal.
Itcptcsoniatives of the in.n, (Irani
Chief Morrisscy and Cbii f Conductor
('arret (sou wcii- positive in their asser
tions before the meeting of the com
mittee that the men would no! aba to
anything in their demands. They de
elated it is nut in their powi r to in
cept less than tile men have asked, ''li
the reason the membership in both or
ganizations had voted mi the proposi
tions to be eonMdeied in the im cling.
tool i he vote was o ci whelming in fa
vor of a strike unless tin: demands of
the men were granted.
oiIht sj,- I inn.
('. I'. Brown, ehaii man of the board
of managt is of the railroads, was equal
ly explicit in his assertions that 111"
railroads con hi not go further than
they luie already gone, and that it is
Hot possible for them to make gieater
concessions than had already been offered.
(ioneral Richard Comba, I". S.
tired, died yesterday, aged 70.
Latter, However. Fight Roumanian
Troops Desperately at Close
Bucharest, March ;. Field guns
loaded with giapeshot, according to of
licial reports are winning against the
lcvoltitionary peasantry whose arms
are mostly hayforks and seyth
blades. The insurgents arc alL
to hold their own against the
troops at. close quarters, and even
withstood cavalry charges, doing terri
ble execution with forks ami scythe
blades strapped to long poles, but the
slaughter since the troops used artil
lery appears to be terrifying them into
A number of conflicts between troops
and marauders continue' to be reported.
FR0&1 THE CHAIR
Accused of Murder of Margaret
Leslie at Chicago Faints on
Chicago. March :!(. Leonard L--o
pold. one of the defendants in tin- Mar
garet Leslie murder trial, tainted on
the stand again today and tell from
the witness chair. Proceedings W"i'
postponeu to await, improvement, in 'd-.
physical condition. Leopold fainted
inuisriay alter making a sudden rr.su
treni the witness stand.
man Knapp said:
what will be done
Is both sides are
strike, and with
the meeting Chair-.
"I cannot say ju-t
anxious to avoid a
such a disposition
everything will come out happily. Of
course I can tell more about the out
come when we have oner heard state
ments fioni both sides. Wo shall cer
lainly do everything in our power while
acting strict justice for all concerned,
to bring about a peaceable adjustment
of the dillicnlty.'
II et Mhii.-iuitm l-'irsl.
Knapp and Xeill were fust in confer
ence with members of the hoard of
general managers, wno outlined men
case and explained tiie situation as it
appeared ftom their viewpoint. They
were with the chairmen less than an
hour, and ropiesontaties of the train
men and conductors were then called in.
u 'I'llliilib- H-Mll!ts.
Nothing tangible resulted from the
first meeting of Knapp and Xeill with
parties to the railroad dispute. Litter
meetings will be held, but if is not be
lieved any agreement or settlement
will be had for several days.
New Jersey Grand Jury Proposes
Try New Remedy for Poor
.Newark. X. .1.. March The N'-w
.1 ' i s y . a tree rn iww'.rt' iY n n vtvmh
operatt s the huge s.vsiem of stre
tallways in this city was indicted
the grand j.;ry today for maintaining
dirty and un.-ani:ary cars, providing
useless tenders, and allowing its c
to be overcrowded by passengers.
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May End Today.
HAMILTON IS CALLED
Alienist Expected to Tell Why
He Believes Prisoner
TAFT PARTY REACHES COLON
Secretary of War Had Uneventful Trip
to Canal Terminus.
Colon. March 11". The I'nited States.
(ttspaicn boat .Mayllower arrived car
teday from Charleston, with Secretary
init iiint party en noaru. i no voyage!
was uneventful, nil members of the par
ty enjoying good health.
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PASSED THE WINTER WELL
HE FOLLOWS STAHL
Friend of Ball Player Drinks
Carbolic Acid in Same
Fort Wayne. I ml., March :'n. Davi'.
Murphy, a well known engineer on tii
Grand Rapids & Indiana railroad, com
mitted suicide today by swallowing car
bolic acid. It is believed the suicid.-r
of "Chick" Stahl. the Boston player,
who was an intimate friend of Mur
phy's, had some effect in giving a sui
cidal impulse to Murphy's mind. 1!
left, a note saying, "Iiury nie besid ;
Condition of Live Stock April 1 Report
ed Unusually Good.
I he report of Crop Correspondent
Thomas Campbell mailed to the- de
partment of agticulture today deals
with the number and condition of live
stock in liock Island county. Mr.
Campbell estimates the number of
horses in each l.nno that have died of
disease during the past year at IT) and
of swine ". The condition of hogs is
placed at normal ami the number of
breeding sows on hand, as compared
with a year ago. inn per cent. The
condition of horses is placed at fi." per
cent of normal and of cattle at 00 per
General Comba Dead.
San Francisco, March lit). Brigadier
TOURNAMENT DATE CHANGED
Western Golf Association Disarrange;
Local Program for the Season.
At the meeting of the Western Ani.i
tiur Coif association at Chicago yon
terday, the Rock Island Arsenal Gof
club was assigned Aug. 1.V17 for tho
Trans-Mississippi tournament, if this
is final it. will render several change
in the local program necessary. It ha
been arranged to have the Trans-Mi:,
sissippi meet in July.
LOSE SIGHT OF ISSUE AT CHICAGO
IN EXCHANGE OF VITUPERATION
Chicago, March ".o. The real issue
at stake in the local municipal cam
paign which involves the method cf
improving the local transportation sys
tem, has been almost lost in the llo id
of invective, vituperation, and libd
fciiits threatened and actually began.
Threats of criminal prosecution are be
ing hurled back and forth between in
dividuals and politicians, and between
newspapers supporting the rival candi
dates. Meetings are held in the inter
est of both parties throughout all parts
of the city, almost every hour of tae
afternoon and evening, and all arc-
largely attended by enthusiastic parti
Actual figures on the possible resn
are exceedingly difficult to obtain. Th
city is normally democratic in munk
pal campaigns, but this year there a:
strong delegations winch have gon
from the republican ranks to Mayo
Dunne because of their disinclinatio
to vote for Busse. On the other han
there is a large sized element in th
democratic ranks which does not ar
prove of much that Dunne has accom
plishe;! or failed to accomplish, an
these will also holt the party tickc
ROGRAM IS OUT
hose to Take Part in Bethany
Home Minstrel Next Week
0 BE GIVEN AT ILLINOIS
Event of April 4 for Charity Promises
to Be Greatest of Home Talent
Successes in City.
Buttons . . .
The program and cast of the Bethany
Home minstrel, to be given at the 1 1 1 i ;
ois theater April 1, tire announce;! a.-:
4 sihI of Virni Part.
. . .O. 15. Hampton
. . .Harold Tayl.-.r
.lorome O'Conn r
Second and third ends:
Tambos . . .Charh s Golf, Henry Kimier
Bones. .Floyd Wilson, Arthur Anderson
F. H. Burgess. R. P. Hampton
Ballad Singers Gilbert R. Graves,
William Trimble. Herman Schnel';
Axel Dundcrherg. Moline; and William
Members H( iman Apploquist, .John
Graham. Forest Ratnbo, Robert Clou
das, William Muenster, Dr. Brow.!,
Otto Schwenker, Robert Adams, Virgil
Ward, l.rf'0 Kaupke, Mark Roach Lee
Smith. V.'. H. Smith, Louis Baker.
Double quartet Axel Diindcrberg,
James Xormoylc, Herman Schnell, Her
man Applequlst. William Trimble, Wil
liam Mueller. Gilbert Graves, and O". 13.
Quartet Forrest Rambo, William
Muenster, Robert Cloudas, John Gra
ham. Military Girls The; Misses Xina Van
Bttren, Evangeline Castcel, Julia Mo-
jllvain. Charlotte Smith. Cora CJaetje:.
Abbio Burn- and Ruth Heni"iiway.
.1-1 l Olio.
Soloists Mrs. Mae R. Casey, Ruth
Floral Drill Maidens The Mi.-scs Ju
lla Beck. Ada K. Hudson, e Kioht.
Grace Day. Gertrude Mdg:eu. Agm s
Twomey. IC:i ttta I'iebig. Alma Ko
Edna Haiin-s. Grace Xold. Carrie T i
kelsen. Ethel CaniMon, My: tie Came:
on. and Julia Spilger.
Monologue and Dancing Sketch -Hampton
"Jollv Good Fellows Are We" Open
"Let It Alone" Arthur Anderson.
"King of the Winds' Gilbert
"Kentucky Habes" Quartet. Messrs.
Cloudas, Graham, Rambo and Muen
ster. "And the World Goes On" F. H.
"Good-bye. Sweetheart, Goodbye,"
whislling solo Charles Roantree.
'Queen of the Earth" William
"Wlu'ti the Man in the Moon Looks
Down" Axel Dutidi i berg.
"I've Said My Last Farewell Floyd
'"When tiie Swallows Build Thr.-ir
Nests" Herman Schnell.
"Where is Brown?" R. P. Hampton.
"The Same old Starry Fla
Trimble and chorus.
"In the Land of Flowers and Su:t-t-hine."
illustrated Mrs. Mae R. Ca
sey, assisted by quartet.
"Won't You Come Over to
House" Ruth Irene South.
Monologue and Ditncin?
Hampton anil Goff.
The seat sale will open April 1 at
the Harper house drug store, instead
of April 2, as was first announced.
HAT OF APRIL
Observer Sherier Tells What
Has Been but Does Not
Vouch for Future.
MAY BE DISAPPOINTING
Month Has Often Brought More Win
ter Than We Have Been Hav
ing of Late.
s or icon-. The una'rs; monthly pre
i 1 i : ;: " ii ti W its ...11 in 1 V. and t !n
h a.-! was ."2 i:;ch - in 1 VI. The groat
e amount o; preeipit a' ton r.ci it'Me.i m
at.v J l consecutive hours was ..."i on
i" 1l;li and 1:Mi. 1-7';. ami the great
st tit:: of snowfall in any 2! eon
.- cu'tve no ;rs was incites on tr.c
tii and sth. 1VK. Think of half a fie
! :-now (rung along ,n two weeks or
o. The average number of cle-ir day
has been s. partly cloudy 3 2, and
RAISE THE RATES
BOTTLERS JOIN THE
St. 1iuis, March !M. The bottlers'
local of the United Brewery Workets
struck this afternoon, making 2.7'i)
Aprils no wai titer than tiie tin-sen:
month hits been have bet n experienced
here, as the figures covering the last
:;." years prepared by Observer Sherier
of the local weather office show. The
(oldest April in the above period was
t bat of 171. which averaged but 11
degrees. That means that a goodslian
of i lie time the mercury hovered about
th" freezing point. But not all April
have been like that, of 1ST I, and Mr.
Sherier wants it understood that he is
not vouching for anything in the shape
Will 'of weather a month in advance. There
was tile April of 1S:)t;. which shows an
average of ST and which is the warmest
The normal temperature for Cue
month in "" yens has been "0 degrees.
The highest mark ever recorded was
My ST on the ."."th 1 :)-", and the 2ivh. p.i"!.
j and the lowest 11 on the l!nd, ISM!.
Sketch I The maximum, it will be noticed, was
'attained near the end of the month and
! register! d but 5 degrees higher than
We have had at two periods this month,
some ;;r. days or more earlier. So if
April this year conies up to its tradi
tions, we are apt to find it a trifle dis
appointing after this precocious March.
l-'roMtx l.ikrly lor Thrrv Wrrks.
Railways of Country Annour.ca
Advance in Grain
New York. March Co. Harry K.
Thaw was under examination for two
hours and 5'"' minutes today before the
commission jn lunacy apiointed to In
quire into his present state of mind,
and wlu-n, at 1:15, a 25-minute recess
w;is taken, it was announced his or
dial was nearly over. After a half
hour's further questioning, it is believ
ed the commission will have concluded
its mental test of the defendant, and
there will then be an open session for
the examination of Dr. Allen McLane
Hamilton. Ti: commission is bending
i very energy to conclude its work this
;ii:iril I1:ivr a IiihH.
It is stilted today there has been a
clash of authority before the commis
sion as to tin.1 custoity oi ine prisoner.
Police Court Captain Lynch wanted
Thaw's prison guard to withdraw from
the room, but the latter declined to do
so without a receipt for his prisoner.
Mgnod by the commission. The guard
withdrew during Thursday's session,
bin today had different orders from
Ids superiors. He remained in charge.
New York. March :ie. The Thaw lu-
nacv commission went into executive
ession a' in: 25 today. Harry Thaw
was immediately called noiore me
iiiiiid. His counsel reported him to
lay as in good spirits and fully capa
do of understanding whatever mental
tests were put to him. Dr. Alien Mc
Lane Hamilton, the alienist, who was
ummoned last night by the commis
ien. was waiting whi n today's inquiry
began. Hamilton said he did not know
what wits required of him. "I am in
he hands of the commission," he said.
Si'i-iilaiin to to H.-iiK.in.
There was speculation today as to
th" reasons which prompted the sub-
'oenaing of Hamilton. One explana
tion was to the effect that Hamilton,
having staled on the witness stand be
fore "lu'tice Fitzgerald his belief that
Thaw as present is incapable of ra
tionally advising his counsel, the lu
nacy commission cannot afford to ig
nore him if its records are to be kept
i r. e of objections. The examination of
Hamilton is likely to be brief, for it
is known he has not had intimate re
lationship with the defendant since last
May Hair Wriuht.
The alienist may be asked his rea
son for stilting Thaw is of unsound
mind today, and when he gives the
date of his last examination, the com
mission may place whatever value it
desires on his testimony. Hamilton be
lieves Thaw is a paranoiac.
The commission this afternoon per
mitted the cross-examination of Thaw
while in executive session. At the con
clusion of the cross examination the
doors were opened and Dr. Hamilton
was called to the stand, but was not
allowed to testify before the commission.
Wii. -hiiigton. March "0. hi accon'
anee with their intention expressed
some time ago railroads constituting
tiie western trunk lines. Central Traille
association, and eastern trunk lines.
have filed with the interstate com
merce commission tariffs increasing
'heir riiies on east bound grain and
grain products, to became effective
about April 1.
A SEVERE WIND AT KEWANEE
Several Thousand Dollars Worth of
Damage Done in City.
A small tornado struck Kewanee
Thursday night about 12 o'clock, cov
ering a strip about one hundred yards
wide through the manufacturing and
residence poitions of the city. A num
ber of factory buildings were damaged
aii'l roofs blown off. The loss wl'l
reach several thousand dollars.
TAFT ACCEPTS OEFI OF FORAKER;
WILL SEE WHO IS OHIO'S FAVORITE
Toe average date of the last killing ' scnatorship.
. , i. . . i mi t . ...j .
uu.-i iia.T ueeu -'jri 11 wounj pn.-
zle most of us to remember when we
have had a killing frost this month.
The precipitation for April has av-
Ciniintiiiti. March :'.'. In reply to :j
staleniinl made public by Senator Kor-
'aker a few days ago. Charles P. Tar.
proprietor of the Cincinnati Times-Star
i gave out the following today in behn f
c.f his brother. Secretary of War Taft:
I'Toraker's statement indicated he 's
I running for the presidency and for the
The actual amount of these desertions Orpha Tremann. Blanche Smith, Maud employes in the different breweries ' eraged 2.71 inches, with an average ofja distinct content. Ta
is impossible to estimate. I Young, Mable Smith, S;ua Stodda.U, out. nine days on which there was .01 inch-' dency or seuatorship
Friends of Secretary Taft
are urging him for the presidency. As
the senator has included two offices in
this primary contest. Taft's friends in
cept, the proposition and will make it
Taft for the pre.-i-
the presidency- or scnatorship.
"If the republicans of Ohio, by thpir
voles at the primaries, indicate thoy
prefer Foraker for the presidency cr
scnatorship, Taft is eliminated from
"If the people of Ohio indicate Taft
for the presidency or scnatorship. For
aker is eliminated from the political
"This is a direct contest between
friends of the administration of Rooso
velt and his opponents. We are wi1!
Ing to submit it to the republican vot-
or Foraker for ers and the sooner the better."