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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAlt. NO. n;o.
MONDAY. APKIL . 1007.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
CENTRAL AMERICAN WAR
IS LIKELY TO G
Salvador Halts Peace
Plans by Refusing
DENIES PART OF BLAME
Nicaragua Insists Full Respor-
sibility Shall be Admitted.
Washington, I). C. April 22. Ad
vices received here Unlay rein Centii!
America are to the effect tint peace
negoi iutiou.s wliieli have been in pro
gress for tile past few days at Am-.i-la!a
have eonie to a deadlock, anil v
is feared u renewal uf hostilities is
Di-iiiuml llrlil 1 iiii-:iiiii:illt-.
The difficulty appears to lie in the
Nicaragiian demand that Salvador
shall be held responsible for what has
oceurred. which condition is not acceptable.
Only Three Bills Enacted by
Legislature Worth Gen
carried over the tracks, this delaying
the work. The lire is supposed to have
.started from the explosion of a lantern
in the hands of one of the workmen
employed in the yards.
BOY HAS NARROW
ESCAPE FROM DEATH
Edward Daniclson. S-Year-Old Lad,
Rescued from Drowning When
About to Disappear.
Regular School Ticket Elected
by Large Majority in Mo
WAS NAMED BY W. C. T. U.
Women the Issue in East Moiine and
Carry the Day with
Edward Dnuiclson. the s year-old so'l
of Mr. and .Mrs. .lo'.!:i I )anielso:. who
reside at T..iity-e:ghth strict, Moiine.
had a narrow i scape from drowning
Satunlay afternoon, and was rescue. 1
wiili difficulty just as he was about (.
disappear for the third time. Well
his brother, two years younger, he ha l
mic to tile river, and wane playing 0:1
a raft tied near the shore, he fill over
board. Mrs. Oscar Johnson witnessed
the accident, and quickly siiinnioik-i
.John Woodworth. Mr. Woodwork
swam ot;t and caught tile hoy tin fee!
from the shore, lie was saved in the
nick of time, and was revived wi'h
considerable difficulty when taken 1.
ENG HURTS FOOT;
OUT OF THE GAME
Catcher Injured in Same Manner as
While Playing Independent Ball
st 01 tile seventh inning yes-
, was running 'o second, and
reached the pad, turned hi
too; in such a way as to wrench the
bones in hi- in-lep mi badly that lie had
to lie taken out ot the game, lie nurt
bis foot last season while playing in
dependent ball and since that lime tae
nil .11 her has not been stiong. lie will
probably be uiii of the game for a con
pie of weeks.
- Prps-MfTtr -TfTYe'T-trTrrimrln'lii? for-
et, was elected by a large majority, a first (lass catcher to be added to the
over the independent .ticket. There j Rock Island ieam.
were but two candidates on the latter Harry ilandall of Galesburg. who has
and 'he contest was not spirited, the: been trying !or the oiMfn. Id wilh the
vote iieins smaller tiian usual and lew-.Uock 1-1. m,i league team, was released
In the school elections at Moiine Sat
urday the W. C. T. L'.. or-hofr-ovrr tiek-
er women voting than in tlie past. The
vote was as follows:
Holdover Ticket Dr. A. M. Heal,
president. 1.213; LMa K. Browning. 1 ,
.John Swanson, 1,21:!: I. A. Min
teer. JT; George K. Carlson. Mil.
Independent A. E. Frod, :!2.i; Har
vey McKinley, VA.
Trill in ili fur Women.
Hast Moiine also held a school elec
tion in which the holdovers .who op
posed women as members of tin board,
were defeated by a big majority, the
vote on pi evident being !'2 for M. M.
Aldrich. the independent, against r2
lor John Si hie. the holdover. The ofa
er members of the board chosen aie
1". C. Stance. Mrs. A. Woodruff. Mrs.
.1. It. Wiley. Eric Larson, W. C. Scnsi
liaugJii, and W. A. Kinsman.
moi 11:11 u;
y Manager Tighe. If
be put into one of the
FEW OF INTEREST TERRORISTS
SAYS PUBLICITY BUREAU
With Exception of Chicago Charter Se
rious Work of the Session is
Spiingfield. 111., April 22. "Of the
1! hills thai have become laws," says
the buriau of icgis!a:ive publicity in a
uaienicnt issued through Secretary
William Otis Wilson, "only three are ol
ivral interest to the people through
out tile state, liiev are tiie two bills
making appropriations of Sl.jO.niu to
carry on tne investigation against the
Illinois Central Railroad comiiany, and
ihe bill rai.-iiig the salaries of the cir
cuit judges, payable for the state treas
ury, to $.(.tno a year." The report is a
neral ro i-. w- of the work accomplish
ed and ti e work r.ot accomplished by
the present legislature.
1 inurnment ix Vi'iir.
The repot t calls attention to the fact
that the last days of the .general assem-
y are at hand, and only lit bills have
been passed both houses ami been sign
ed by the governor. In the house Mil
bills have been introduced, and in the
senate ."2." biiis. The senate has passed
171. of which 12 have passed the house
and been signed by the governor. The
report after reviewing the work of tin
more important conimii tees and the
fate of many of the. more important
hills. co;:cli;,ijti. "As a matter of fact,
however, the nierr important commit
tees, wilh the e xi t pi ions of Chicago
chatter and judiciary, have about clean
ed up the bills that will receive serious
considers io-i. most of the bills enacted
upon bcir.g classed as 'truck" and most
of !h. m never will be called up in com
mit ti e."
Wilkesbarre is Aroused
Over Wholesale Black
TWO GREAT MEN
Are Bryan and Roosevelt, De
clares John Temple Graves
AT A CHICAGO BANQUET
Not All Who Hear Him Agree With
View Favoring Reelection of
MEMBERS ARE ON TRIAL!
State Prosecuting Many for
Shooting, Dynamiting and
IS BACK EN JAIL
Robert Howie, Out on Good Be
havior, Held With Another
Lad for Larceny
STEALING COPPER BOILERS
He and Ralph Summers Held to tie
' Grand Jury John Collins Sent to
Jail for Beating Wife.
Willu sharre. I'a.. April 22. Mere
than a score of forciguei's charged with
being membcis of the "Black Hand"
aie 1 esponsible for a large number of
crimes in this vicinity were placed on
trial hen' today. Thirteen casts of
shooting with aiiempt to kill. Li of
couspiiaey. six of dynamiting, and two
of robbery by threats and menaces are
charged against the nun who are al
leged to be leaders of the "Black
Live ill Terror.
Hundreds of foreign t.,m:lie.-. in this
see:ion have for sevosal yeeis lived in
a slate hoidciing 011 terror, and as a
result of threats made by the myster
ious organization which in many cases
have bein followed up with murder.
FRUIT GROWERS ORGANIZE
MONGOLIAN ON REEF
IS RUN DOWN BY
John Hastings, Former Rock Islander,
Meets Death Crossing Street
in St. Louis.
Grounds on Japanese Coast in At
tempt to Avoid a Sail
April 22 The Pacific Mai!
Mongolia ran agiound this
near tile Maycda lighthouse,
of Xagato Japan. The locat
or reefs. Its proximity to
nn it tiing
if y is, lull
land prevents any o -s of life. The
cident. was caused by an a; tempt
avoid a collision with a sailing ship.
MAN A SUICIDE?
Word was received liere yesterday by
George Hastings of ;;:! Eleventh ave
nue, that his brother, .John Hastings,
formerly of this city, liad been run
down and killed by an automobile at
St. Louis. The accident occurred Sat
urday evening. Mr. Hastings was
crossing the street near nis home, when
he was struck by the automobile, driv
en by James E. Campbell of St. Louis.
21 years of age. Mr. Hastings was car
ried into his residence and a number
of physicians called, but their efforts,
were futile, and he died early yester
day morning. Mr. Hastings since liv
ing in St. Louis has been employed as
a 1 titled istates Kaiiway company mo
torman. He was about 50 years of
age. Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Pewe of this
city left this morning for St. Louis.
Mr. Hastings was their uncle.
and Vest of P. H. Strowhum
Found on River Bank.
C aiio LI.. April 22. A coat and vest
belonging to P. II. Strowhum, a gen
ral organizer for the American Fed-
ration of Labor, whose home is at
Murphysboro. 111., were found on the
Mississippi river bank. The belief pre
dominates generally that while delir
ious he jumped into the river. Si row
Hum was well known in labor circles
over the country.
FIRE DAMAGES SAND
HOUSE OF C.R.I. &P.
Stubborn Blaze Does $1.C00 Damages
Hose Laid Across Many
Saturday evening about 7 o'clock fire
broke out in the sand house across thi
tracks from the Rock Island depot
practically destroying the structure and
causing damage to the oxtent of about
$1,000. The department was notified
STRIKERS ATTACK EMPLOYER
Police Called on to Suppress Riot by
Cloakmakers at Ne.v York.
-New "Vork. April 22. Si l iking cloak
makeis at the establishment of Osc
iiaigoim ami sou assaulted trio senior
number of the firm, and created a riot
in which several hundred persons pa
ticipated. They weie Jitially dispersed
by the police. Four strikers were ar
FOUNDER OF W. C. T. U. DEAD
Mrs. Esther McNeil, First President of
Organization, Passes Away.
Dunkiik. X. Y.. April 22. Mrs. Eh
ther McNeil, founder of the Woman
Christian Temperance I'nion and the
first president of the organization, died
rt her home in Kredonia Saturday, aged
fl years. She was widely known
throughout the United States as a tem
To Siop Saltpeter Sandwiches.
Ir. Wiley, chief of the government
bureau of chemistry, ns the latest step
in his crusade for good food Is study
hig the effects of saltpeter as a meat
at 7 o'clock and made a fast run to the ) neservatlve, upon the kidneys and el-
scene oi tne nre. xne nose nau to be ten organs or tiie human anatomy.
Italph Summers and Ruben Howie
ne ol the lads reluised irom cusio iy
ecently by .Judge F. I). Itam-av in th
circuit court on good beaavior, are m
the county jail, charged wit If the the!!
of copper boilers. Thev were bound
over under S-11" bond to tiie grand
jury. Summers is held on two char.;
s, both for the tin ft of a bo'ler. oic
from Mrs Fannie Watson, a coior !
woman. April .". and another stolen
near Twenty-first, and Third avenue
Friday night. Howie was implicate. 1
in the later thett. When Summers
was located by Officer (Jordon he wap
iti the litnibi r yards near tlK viadue'
ngaged in cutting one of the boilers
to pieces to be disposed of at the junk
-iil4-m-e in l.ikt-t.v.
Howie will now proliably be senten
eil bv .Judge Ramsay. He plead guilt v
to a chaise of petty larceny for his
part in tiie offense for which Cliff o
Anderson was convicteil ot burclarv
and sentenced to the reform school
Howie and Howard l.awrange weir
released and sentence suspended o-i
promise of good behavior. Howie li u
just gone to work at the Sash and
Door Works. A lad named Maxon
who resides in Davenport, was impli
cated with Summers and Howie in th.:
thefts, and is sought by the police.
Hi-ill IliM Will-.
John Collins was sent down to the
county jail for 20 days this morning
for assault and battery, the offense con
isting of administering a beating to
his wife Saturday night. Collins has-
been in police court for a like offense
before. Isaac Wannaman wa'sT sent
down for 10 days for disorderly con
duct, and Nina Clark was fined $1 and
costs for disorderly conduct.
Owing to an error, it was stated that
John Daulier was sent to the county-
jail for carrying concealed weapons.
The offender's name is John Danbar,
Object of Local Association to Widen
Market for Products.
Ahum thirtv of the fruit growtrs of
the Mississippi valley held an enthusi
astic meeting Saturday afternoon at
the Masonic temple in Davenport a.id
made preliminary steps io organize a
permanent association which will be
periected at a meeting next Saturday
afternoon across the lher.
Those present all agreed that this
is the best possible way to get in touch
with the many growers of the valley
and a resolution was passed which read
that ail siio-.iid meet again next Satur
day and organize the association. There
is an association at t Imton and three
of the m nibers were present at th
meeting here to lell of the many ad
vantages which the association affords.
Ml the fruit is brought, to the city to
dealer appointed by the momners ol
the association, and he disposes of it
to those who are willing to pav what
the fruit is worth. If no local purchas
er desires the truit. a carload can ne
athered and this is shipped north.
here n bettor price is secured.
Defeated Judge French in Game to D
cide Tie in Preliminary.
In the match game at the Rock Isl-
ind Arsenal Golf ciuh links Saturdav
Afternoon to decide the lie in the fir
preliminary of the men's handicap
tournament Otis 1 egeler ot this ci!y
defeated Judge French of Davenport
in an inteiesting game, in the tire-
liniinarv both scored a net of SI.
"John," said Mrs. Spenders. "I've got
lots of things I want to talk to you
"Glad to hear it,' snapped her bus
band, "usually you want to talk to me
alKJUt lots of things that you haven
An Interested Couple.
If there Is anything in this world
more anxious than the look on the face
of a bachelor who has been beguiled
Into holding the baby, it is the look on
the face of the baby's mother eagerly
wutching him as be does it.- Clips.
EGELER WON THE MATCH
Chicago, April 22. "Bryan and
Roosevelt, the two greatest 'men in all
John Temple Graves of Atlanta, Ga.,
thus approached the conclusion of his
speech here Saturday night at the an
nual banquet of the Iroquois club on
"The Regeneration of Parties." It was
an address of which the keynote was
the speaker's, assertion that patty ties
in general had never held so lightly as
today. Mr. Graves spoke from the
standpoint of a democrat and de
llllK'flll tf I14'CSM.
"I have never been a better demo
crat than I am tonight, and I have
never been more hopeful of the ulti
mate success of democracy."
Following the tribute paid to Bryan
ind Roosevelt the sneaker said:
One word from Bryan would send
Roosevelt omnipotent to the White
housf. One word from Roosevelt would
just as surely make Bryan president
ana ciot ue nun witn power tor re
Mr. Graves tribute to the two great
political leaders was received liv the
banqueters with prolonged applause.
Oilier ii r- llfiiril.
Other speakers were Gilbert M. Hitch
cock of Omaha, who talked on "The
Radical Vindicated;" Ben J. Shively
of South Bend. Ind.. on "Old Faiths ami
New Conditions." and Edwin M. Prom.
of Brooklyn on "The Patron Saint of
It was long after midnight when the
speech-making was finished. The last
two speakers. Congressman Champ
Clark of Missouri and former Control
ler Grout of New York City, bitterly
opposed Graves' idea that the next
president should he cither Bryan or
Roosevelt. Clark declared "Missouri is
for Bryan, and if he is a candidate I
don't see liow tie can lie defeated for
the nomination." --- -
Winilil H.-n.l Out ii r Party.
Should Mr. Bryan ever attempt, as
suggested by sir. Graves, to nominate
President Roosevelt on the democratic
ticket." said Clark. "I for one would de
mand i hat Bryan be read out of the
democratic party. What we want is
democrats, no! near-democrats. Brvan
is the logical candidate of his party,
and I believe he will be nominated unanimously."
Grout bitterly critised President
Roosevelt for his denunciation of Mov
er and Haywood, officials of the YT st
ern Federation of Miners, now awaiting
trial in Idaho on a charge of murder.
NKS NEED NOT PAY TAX
for his act. His father had been with
him just before he ended his life and
ihe boy seemed extremely happy. In
this state of mind it is supposed he
suddenly decided to end his life.
LYNCH LAW TO STOP
Socialist Who Assaults Girl at Lodz
Strung Up Much Fighting
Lodz, Apiil 22. Lynch law has been
inaugurated bv the nationalists to put
an end to socialistic outrages lure.
Having captured one of three social
ists who murdered a l.-year-old girl.
ihe nationalists took the prisoner to
the outskirts of Ihe city, tried him, sen
tenced him. to death by hanging, and
carried out tae sentence, l.ast weeu s
victims of the nationalist and socialist
fights totaled 2:; killed and 7 wounded.
The majority of casualties were among
Mrs. Mary Guckert, who Settled theiv
57 Years Ago, Claims Distinc
tion Is New 81 Years Old.
States May Not Assess
RULES SUPREME COURT
Held to be Clearly a Direct
Burden on Securities of
Hamilton. 111.. Apiil 21. Mrs. Ma:v
Guckert claims the distinction of lie
ing the oldest living resilient f tbi-
village. She came to Hamilton
veals ago. when there were but two
houses hire and not another humaa
habitation within a distance of five
Mrs. Guckert is now M years of ag
and has been twice married and hi
reared seven children. All have pr is
pored and own their own homes. Sh ' j
has 22 giandchildren and two greai
Henry Baumbach. Mrs. Guckert s
eldest s.n by her first niarriag
claims to have been the youngest sol
dier in the civil war. He was boi a
Sept. 11. ISf!. and at the age oL 12
years enlisted as" lifer in the I2.,th v !
unterr infantry, which was organ iz -d
by James Chapman. He served as
private until Sept. 21. lstiJ. whin !
was promoted to fife major of bis regi
ment and served in this capacity until
the close of the war. Mr. Baumba-li
is now a resident of Minneapolis.
Washington. April 22. Deciding sev
eral cases brought to it by a saving?
bank in Des Moiiiis, the supreme court '-.
of the United States today held the
government bonds in which the capital
stock of such hanks is invested are ex
empt from taxation. The text of the
opinion was delivered by Justice Moody
in the cases of the Home Savings hank
vs. the City of Des Moines.
M:ilr oiirl llrlil nth-rnir.
The Iowa supreme conn in deciding
the cases laid down the general doc
trine that "general exemption from
state taxation with which the bonds of
'he Cnited Slates are clothed does not
entitle the bank to deduct the amount
of such bonds from the value of shares
of their stock which are assessed to it
for ihe purpose of taxation."
( iilli-il Direct Tax.
Justice Moody's opinion reversed that
ruling on the giound tin course out
lined is "too clearly a direct tax on se
cusities of the I'ni'ed States, and there
fore not permissible." Chief Justices
Harlan and Peckham dissented.
Several of Those Attacked at Andalu-
-nr;i.Oie.of,.the Dreaded . .,
Homer Russell of Watertown
Suicides at Home Without
Any Apparent Motive.
TO MEET IN MILAN
Tri-City Union Has Interesting Program
Arranged for the Occasion.
STEVENS TO JOIN RAILROAD
Former Chairman of Isthmian Com
mission Gets Job.
Washington. April 22. John F. Ste
vens, formerly duet engineer and chair
man of ihe isthmian canal commission.
is to be employed by one of the large
eastern railroads to make a physical!
valuation of its property. Stevens de
clined to name the railroad with which
he is to become affiliated, but admitted
RETURNED FROM HIS WORK
After Remaining at Silvis. Where he
Was Employed an Hour Was
Carpenter by Trade.
Homer Russell of Watertown commit
ted suicide at his home there this mov
ing by shooting himself in the head
with a "S caliber revolver. The trag-
when questioned about the matter that t(1' occurred about S o clock. Mr. Kas
it was one of the largest companies of sell was a carpenter by trade and for
the east. He txpects to enter upon his the past few weeks had been working
new duties May 1.
Bar Reporters at Night.
Washington, D. C. April 22. becre
tary l.oeb lias announced that here-
tfter newspaper men will not be al-
on a building in biivis. He went to
woik as usual this morning at 7 o'clock,
but shortly before S o'clock he returned
to his home, went to his room and
shot himself. The motive for the deed
is not known and puzzles the inhabi
lowed to congregate in tne line nottse Hants of the village. Russell seemed
grounds after nightfall, or to go to the to he in the best of health and spirits
door of the White House in search of and had had no trouble as far as is
HIGH COURT FAILS
Lord Barrington, St.
Murderer, Loses Before
known. He left nothing to explain why
he took his own life.
Survived ly- Wife.
He was about 29 years of age and
had been making his home in Water
town for some time. He is survived
LOUiS bv nis wife- Coroner L. V. Kckhart
was called to Watertown at 9 o'clock
this morning to hold the inquest, and
the jury returned a verdict of death
with suicidal intent.
The Tri-City Epworth League union
will give its second public program at
7:15 tomorrow evening at Milan. A
fine program has been arranged for.
and the Milan chapter will give the
Tri-City Kpworth Leaguers a hearty
welcome during the social liour after
the program. A large attendance and
an enjoyable evening are assured, and
in order that there will be sufficient
accommodations a special car has been
secured to carry part of the delegates
from the tri-cities. The following pro-
ram will be given:
Epworth League pledge.
Scripture reading Rev. J. W. Ed
wards. Moiine First.
Prayer Rev. W. P. MacVey. Spencer
Address of welcome Rev. C. H. Wal
Mixed quartet Rock Island German.
"Spiritual Work of the League" C.
S. Trevor. .Moiine Second.
Reading. "A Voice in the Twilight"
Mrs. W. A. Lovett, Rock Island First.
"Second Department Methods"
Omer Cowclen. Spencer Memorial.
Vocal solo Robert Cloudas. Rock Is
"Mercy and Help Work" Mrs. Ed Cow
ley. Moiine First.
Social Work Miss Elma Buzzard. St.
Reading. "Changing Color" Miss
Pauline. Trenkenschuh, Rock Island
Ail doubt that the hydiophobia scare
that was experienced at Andalusia and
in the country west of thai village sev
eral weeks ago was lully justified has
been shown ly the fact that several
animals thai were bitten by the mad
canine have since manifested the same
symptoms, tine hog in the herd of
George Butzoyne has died and another
is affected. A cow belonging to Harry
Title! ingtoii died after showing symp
toms of the dread disease. So far as is
known the infection has gone no fur
ther. As was stated in The Argus at that
time, the dog originally affected was
pursued into the village and killed and
a number i dogs tnat were supposed
to have been attacked were immediate
GAVE $20,000 TO
Will of Late Mrs. Sarah M. Atkinson
Includes Bequest of $10,000 to
Port Byron Academy.
ion by Chief
in an optn
Fuller the su-
AFFECTED BY EXCESSIVE JOY
AGED ALED0 MAN TAKEN HOME
preme court today dismissed the crim- Believed Reason Why John H. Vascon-
inal case of Frederick Seymour, alia .si cellos Killed Himself.
Lord Barrington," under sentence o! Excessive joy at thought of his ap-
death in St. Louis on the charge .if proacning wedding is now attributed
murdering James P. McCann in June. las the motive which prompted John H.
1903, thus sustaining the verdict c! Vasconcellos to end his life an hour
uiltv returned by the trial court. Th i before his marriage Thursday after-
rwm in Aurora. From all that was
jeral years and has attracted much at-, learned at the inquest, there is nothing! has left home
tention. else which could be assigned as a cause previously.
Son Comes for Isaac Artz Who Came
Here Under Delusion.
Isaac Artz. .the aged Aledo man who
came here Saturday as he said, to
meet the Lord, was taken home today
by his son. Frank Artz, who arrived
from the Mercer county capital. The
elder Artz. who is 81 years of age.
perfectly sane on all subjects other
than religion and has never exhibited
any symptoms of violence. He le
his home Saturday night and walked
nine miles to Reynolds, coming the r.
mainder of the distance by rail. He
In the will of the late Mrs. Sarah M.
Atkinson of Moiine. which has liecn
fiied in the county court, and on which
the petition for admission to probate
will be heard proliably tomorrow, three
important bequests are made, one of
$li.niM to the Port Byron academy, an
other of a like amount to the Oberlin
colleue. and a third to her sister, of
$15.i''. The remainder of the estate,
which is estimated at about $l."u.(MMt.
is divided among the members of the
ATTEMPT TO END
Benedict Gimbel, Wealthy Philadel
phian Under Charges, is
New York. April 22. Benedict Gim
bel, the wealthy Philadelphia merchant
who cut his throat and wrists with broken
glass in Hoboken soon after being ar
rested on a serious charge, died early
INSTALLING A NEW FRONT
improvement Under Way in Building
Occupied by Second Hand Store.
Carpenters this morning began work
on the Titterington building occupied
by the Jones .second hand store, 1623
Second avenue, to install a modern new
front. The improvement will add great
ly to the value" and attractiveness ot
in a similar manner .the property. The work Is being done
by John Volk & Co.