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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAlt. NO. 174.
WEDNESDAY, 31 AY 8. 1007.
. PRICE TWO CENTS.
BOOST FOR ROCK ISLAND
CONTRIBUTE TO THE $100,000 NEW FACTORY FUND
SAN FRANCISCO IS QUIET
AFTER BLOODY STRUGGLE
Nine Shot as Result of
Attempt to Run Street
BY STRIKE BREAKERS
M;n Fire From Broken
dows to Stop Shower of
Bricks and Stones.
San Francisco, .May S. The street:;
were practically free today of crowd-..
I'oliee, mounted and afoot, were sta
tioned at Fillmore anil Turk streets,
the scene of inueh of yesterday's riot
ing. No violence, occurred during the
night. Preparations art under way for
a renewal of the attempts to run car.-;.
1'lliueil llHllle loiluiil.
San Francisco, May S. A pitched
battle between the strike breakers in
unions of car inspectors and strikers
and their sympathizers was fought
yesteiday afternoon on Turk street for
more than an hour. Fight men wen1
shot, among tiiem a policeman and De
tective Hell, and several of them will
die. The shouting was done by stiike
breakers from car windows, in response
to a shower of paving stones an.l
luicks hurled at iheni by the mob thai
chased the cars block afier block, pick
ing up their wounded as they ran.
The deadly affray was the outcome
of the first attempt of the United Rail
roads to run passenger cars out of
their Turk . ami Fillmore street barns
at 2:30 p. m. An Associated Press
man who rode on horseback behind a
string of cars saw four men shot fiom
the car windows.
All illiliiWM SiuIlMlieil.
The first shot was fired at. the inter
section of Turk and Buchanan streets
by a uard from the riar platform ef
the car that headed the string of
seven. The bullet struck a young man
standing on the curb and indicting a
flesh wound in his arm. The shot was
not tired until most of the windows of
the car had been smashed with stones,
seveial of which had struck anil se
verely bruised some of the guard.-; on
Itlooil I'.lir.-itcN f'rowil.
The shooting of this man arous?.!
the mob to a pitch of frenzy. Paving
stones and other obstructions were cast
on the track and in that way the car
was "brought to a standstill a block fur
ther on. Hurling any missiles that
came easiest to band, cursing and
screaming for the lives of the strike
breakers, hundreds of men and boys
fr.iirroiindcd the car. In a moment a
I'tisilade of shots rang out and the
ciowd fell back in fear. The obstruc
tions were cleared away and the car
proceeded, followed by two ol Ik-is.
The sound of the shots apprised the
main crowd in the neighborhood of
Fillmore and Webster streets that the
battle was on, and more than l.Ooit
men and boys came running down Turk
street in pursuit of the strike breakers,
who, standing to their posts, shot again
and again into the crowds, indiscrimin
ately, as repeated showers of stones
struck and injured them.
o llml for HiiIIpIm.
At Van Ness avenue a youth was
shot through the lungs. He pitched
forward into the street, whence he
was lifted and thrown onto a mattress
in a furniture van and hurried to the
emergency hospital. The mob, check
ed, but not dismayed by the rain of
bullets, kept up running in pursuit of
the cars, stoning them and cursing the
Just beyond Van Xess avenue the
first squad of police arrived in a patrol
wagon. The mob stoned them, too. but
presently desisted on being implored
not to do so by union pickets. The po
licemen tried to persuade the madden
ed crowd to disperse but without ef
fect. Pwliremnn n Vli ilin.
Three blocks further one of the guards
ngnlu turned loose their weapons on
the crowd. In the fusilade a policeman
was shot in the back, presumably by
accident. None of the strikers or their
sympathizers exhibited pistols or used
weapons other than stones and bricks.
The first two cars proceeded in get
ting as far as Market street, where of
ficers arrested the guards and took
them to Jieadquarters. Police reinforce
ments were rushed to the scene of the
lighting. Tl.ey clubbed the mob right
and left, and the crowd broke and ran.
All tlu wounded men were removed to
the emergency hospital.
.lames Walsh, who was injured in the
riot, died last night.
WAS MOLINE MAN
Body Taken From Slough That
of Henry Ver Mere, Former
Win-'DiSAPPEARED GOOD FRIDAY
Supposed to Have Drowned Self While
Brooding Over Loss of
The body taken from the slough at
Twent v-fourth street yesterdav morn
ing wa.V identified this morning as
thai of Henry Ver -Mere, a former res
ident of Moline. He disappeared (iood
Friday, and had not been seen since, to giving to Ireland management of
The supposition is that he committed j niany departments of local affairs
Mi'eide by jumping into the slough. while the Irish members of the ho-.ise
Ver Mere was about 3f. years of ngej0f commons retain the rigjit to legls
and leaves no immediate relatives In . jate in similar affairs for England an 1
this country. Hen De.laege.. assistant Scotland. They criticise also the plan
chief of police in Moline. is a cousin, I f government by a council through
and he and Mrs. Philip VanLnnder of eight committees as complicated and
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.i"i i.iiim eiu ii-iiii ;i a na ;i avenue, .no-
line with whom the dead man boarded,
identified the remains.
IIikI I.omi Ills .lull.
VcrMcro was formerly employed at
Rock Inland arsenal, but was thrown
out of work, and the supposition is that
he hroodid over lack of employment
lie are.e early the morning he disap
peared and left the house without wait-
ing for breakfast. He was president of (
the Moline Pigeon club and prominent
among residents of his own nationality. J
He came to America 1 (I years ago. The ,
funeral was held this afternoon at Mo-
SOCIETY VV0IV1EN IPT
PLACES OF NURSES
Eight Prominent Znnesville, Ohio La
dies Take up Work in Hospital
Zanesville, Ohio. May S. Owing to
the clash ef authority bit ween the ma
tron. Mrs. Maty Jamison, and Dr. I.
(1. Holston at the city hospital and
the consequent resignation of the ma
tron, the entire force of nurses went
on a strike today. Fight society wo
men of the city, who constitute the
board of lady managers, donned the
caps of nurses and went to work wail
ing upon the sick.
JANUARY TO SERVE
BUT THREE MONTHS
Attorney General Recommends Com
muting Sentence of Reformed
Washington, May S. Attorney Ge.i-
erni isonapane toitav recommended
that the sentence of John William Jan
uary, alias Charles W. Anderson, be
commuted. He recommends that the
sentence be fixed at three months from
the date of his rearrest and that, he be
pardoned at the end of that lim
namely, July 1!, 1!H7. The president
has approved the recommendation.
TRIBESMEN PERISH ON WAY
Pitiful Story of Removal .of Hereros
From South African Home.
Cape Town, May S. Finding is u
less further to resist the Germ in
troops, l.'.htiO Herero tribesmen, ac
cording to information received hce
from German Southwest Africa deni
ed some time ago' to move northeast
ward with the object of establishing a
settlement in the Lake Nagami region,
but only 4,000 of the natives reached
their destination after terrible suffer
ings, the remaining 11,000 having per
ished from starvation.
PAY HONOR TO JOAN OF ARC
Festivities on Anniversary of Raising
Siege of Orleans Peaceful.
Orleans, France, May 8. Festivities
in celebration of the anniversary of the
raising of the -siege of Orleans by Joan
of Arc, when the city was besieged by
the English in 1129, are proceeding
without any disturbance.
Incendiary Fire Serious.
Pittsburg, Pa., May S. Fire today,
supposed to be of incendiary origin,
destroyed the business section of
Batnesboro, 40 miles east of the city.
The loss is estimated at a quarter of
Both Radicals and 'Unionists
Oppose the New Irish
NOW BEFORE PARLIAMENT
Measure Passed to First Reacting How
ever Brilliant Speeches
Iximlon. May S. The government
Irish 1)111 was passed to first reading i:i
the house of commons yesterday.
Compared with the home rule biil
of issi; and 1!o; the measure con ft-in
little self-government upon Irelan .1,
merely giving to the council the con
trol of eight d partnients now managed
by government boards. The council
is to lie appointed by the crown, and
while the lord lieutenant of Ireland is
given power t? nullify its measures,
the crown retains control of five of the
eight departments, including the con
stabulary. The control of this bran-ii
always has been a thorn in the flesh of
the Irish people.
I IliilltlHls Olljl'l-t.
Unionists regard the measure as a
stcn toward home rule. They objeet
Radicals are disappointed that t!v
measure falls so far short of actual
home rule and Irish members are ev -r
more disappointed with it. Irish lei 1-
eis. however, are maintaining a diplo
matic attitude until thev have time to
study the provisions of the bill and
learn the sentiment of the people.
After the biil had been presented
and explained by Rirrell. it was cri i-
cized and ridiculed by A. .1. Balfour
on behalf of the opposition. John F.
Kedmoud delivered a brilliant speech
noteworthy principally for its dign'
fied and forceful exposition of Ire
land's claim for complete home rule.
Do Not Knlhiinr.
Dublin. May S. The introduction, of
P.irell's Irish bill in the house of com
nions yesterday has not evoked much
enthusiasm in the nationalist newspa
pers, but there is a tendency to favor
its acceptance as an installment of a
CANTATA GIVEN SECOND TIME
"David, the Shepherd Boy" Repeated
at Grace Church by Choir.
The cantata "David, the Shepherd
Boy" was repeated last evening at
Grace Lutheran church by a choir of
about thirty voices under the direction
of C. H. Nelson, the chorister. The
can'ata was given last week and r
was at the special request of those
who heard it then that it was repeated
last evening. The principal solos wc-o
taken by Mrs. Edla Lund, Miss
Anna Grann'iist. Birger Beau
sang, C. H. Nelson Joshua Oden,
Alfred Anderson and P. Boost rom. .!.
llasselquist on behalf of the choir pr?
sented Mr. Nelson with a baton as !
token of appreciation for his work in
directing the chorus.
VIEW OF PARK OPENS PURSE
Incident Which Shows Interest Felt in
An incident that goes to show th?
great interest felt in the development
of Long View park took place tlrs
morning when L. Simon paid a visit to
that beauty spot and after a tour ef
the grounds hunted up Superintendent
C. F. Gaetjer and raised his subscrip
tion $25. Charles Hoeckstaedt today
put his name on Mr. Gaetjer's list for
$."i0 for the park improvement' fund.
WANTS LUMBER DUTY FREE
Wisconsin, With Forests Gone, Nov
Able to See the Light.
Madison. Wis., May S. By unani
mous vote the state assembly today
adopted resolutions memorializing con
gress to remove the tariff on lumber
and providing tor an investigation of
the operations of the so-called lumber
trust in Wisconsin.
Thaw Home Mortgaged?
Pittsburg, May 8. "Lyndhurst," the
pretentious home of Mrsv William
Thaw in the cast end section of this
city, has been mortgaged for $100,000,
according to the Pittsburg Leader.
The mortgage was secured sometime
ago but the book containing the rec
ord has been hidden, according to th's
newspaper and information concern
ing the document did not become pub
lic. The mortgage runs three years.
'. Students Form County Club.
About forty students at the state uni
versity have formed a Rock Island
county club. All classes are repre
sented and nearly every part of the
county .has one or more members. The
object is to promote mutual acquain
AS THE NEXT
Uncle Joe Cannon is
Hailed by Illinois Rep
AND MAKES A SPEECH
Passage of Local Option Bill
and Chicago Charter Re
sult of Deal.
Springfield, 111., May X Speaker Jo-
house this morning. He complimented
the iKidy upon its work this session.'
the general prosperity throughout the
country, and the success of a truly ,
democratic form of government.
I'lie next president of the I'nited
States" were the wo:ds wi'.i which
Speaker Shurtleff presented Cannon
to tlie members, and the demonstration
that followed brought a broad smile to
the face of the statesman.
KpmiiIi if n Deal.
Springfield, 111., May 8. Both the lo
cal option lull and the Chicago charter
bill went through the house yesterday,
owing to a deal bctwiWn the friends of
ach measure by whiiVji it Was agreed
that they would votevto suspend the
rules in order to allow each bill to:
coir.e up to a vote, the Chicago charter .
bill to come up; first.
After action had been taken motions
to rt consider the vote by which the
Chicago charter bill and the local op
tion bill were passed were tabled, and
then the house took a recess.
The local option bill and the charter
bill to go to the jenate for concurrence
with the house amendments. '
Mi-ltolirrtM HiiiiHrn liarlcr Hill.
When the Chicago charter bill was
up for consideration. Mr. McRoberts
made a speech against the bill. He
said he was opposed to the charter in
its present form. It is plain, he con
tended, that under its provisions Chi
cago is to have the same power in the
legislature hereafter as now, while the
country members will have no voice in
their affairs. He predicted that if the
charter is passed the count rv mem-1
hers will never cease to regret it.
The senate last evening concurred in
the house amendment to the local op
tion bill. Senator Jandus being the only
person to vote against concurrence. The
bill now goes to Governor Denecn for
i hurtcr Hill in Senate.
The Chicago charter bill was receiv
ed by the senate last evening and on
motion of Senator Berry was referred
to committee on charter which consid
ered the bill last night at a meeting
held at the Leland hotel.
FREEZE OF MAY 3
P. Laflin Reports Fruit That Es
caped Earlier Frosts is Tot
T. P. Laflin of Black Hawk who re
cently reported to The Argus that
peaches on his farm south of Milaii
had not been injured by the earlier
friezes now states that the night of
May 3 was fatal to his entire crop. He
is not yet certain as to the result hi
the case of apples, pears, and other
fruit. If the peaches on Mr. LaUm's
nlace are gone it is not likely thrt
many others in this vicinity escaped.
FJRMER HAMPTON GIRL DEAD
Remains of Hattie Lee Who Died at
Hampton, May 8. The remains or
Miss Hattie Lee, who died Monday a?
her home at LaHarpe, 111., were brought
to this place today and the funeril
was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at
the Methodist church. Rev. W. S.
Read officiated and interment wis
made at the Hampton cemetery. Miss
Lee, who was a granddaughter of
Charles Lee of this village, was 17
years of age and lived here with her
parents when a small child.
AN OMAHA BUILDING FALLS
Occupied by Implement Firm and Will
Cause Big Loss.
Omaha. Neb., May 8. This morning
the six-story building occupied by the
Parlin, Orendorff & Martin company,
wholesale farm implements, collapsed
The property loss is heavy. No one
Justice Smith of Boise Court
Refuses to Allow Bill of
defense notes exception
Then Announces Readiness for Trial
to Proceed Court Adjourns
for the Day.
Boise, Idaho, May 8. The motion for
a bill of particulars, filed by the de
fense in the case of W. D. Haywood,
secretary-treasurer of the Western Fed
eration of Miners, charged with the
murder of former Governor Stcunen
berg was denied this morning by Jus
Note nn I'ce(lloii.
Counsel for the defense noted an ex
ception to Judge Wood's ruling. They
.. i ...i i i. i..
i men announced uiey wouiu ue reau.v
for the trial to proceed tomorrow morn-
ing. Haywood was remanded to the
'stly oo siiernt and court a.j-
f DCATV rn lCCD
I tltH I T IU litLtLl
ALL OTHERS OUT?
France, Japan, Great Britain and Rus
sia in Compact Regarding
Paris. May S. Ktiriano, the Japan
ese minister, in an interview today ;:
quoted as making the important state
inent that the series of treaties be
tween Great Britain. France. Russia.
and Japan guaranteeing a territorial
status quo in the far east, are implied
to prevent other countries from ae-
quiring territory there
Kuriano denied France's and Japan
intent was in any way aimed at the
TO REPEAL MORTGAGE 1AX
Michigan House Votes to Nullify Bur
Lansing. Mich.. May 8. The -Iwwf rf
house of the legislature by a vote of
50 to 2! has passed a bill to repeal
the law which levies a two per cent
tax on mortgages and all credits. This
law has been strongly attacked on the
ground that instead of raising money
from the lenders it has in actual prac
tice merely placed an additional bur
den upon the borrower, who was com
pelled by the lender to pay the two pe
cent mortgage tax in addition to the
tax on property mortgages and slip,;-
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lated interest. Governor Warner o.
posed the repeal bill and it is expect?.!
to meet opposition in the senate.
MAY HAVE CAUGHT HOLDUP
Butte, Mont. Officers Arrest Man
Suspected of Train Robbery.
Butte. Mont., May 8. Willkrtn Bor
ers, aged ..., who says ne came nero
last week from Sand Point, Idaho, wan
arrested near Woodville by the sher
iffs posse vest onlay afternoon, sus
pected of being one of the men who in
t he morning held up the North Coas
limited on the Northern Pacific near
Welch's Spur. He said he meant to
board the train at Woodville and beat
his way out of the country. He denied
all knowledge of the murder and hold
up at Welch's Spur, but he was sent t i
Butte by the sheriff.
CUTS WOMEN TO PIECES
New York Man Held , for Murder of
Wife and Mother-in-law.
New York. May 8. Mrs. Maria Vito
and her mother, Mrs. Maria Brignole
were literally slashed to pieces with a
razor in their east side home early to
day. Giovanni Vito. the husabnd of
the younger woman is under arre:
charged with the crime. It is alleg
he killed the women after a quarr
which followed their refusal to give
him money. Vito denies he is guilty
SLAYS FRIEND IN QUARREL
Missouri Young Man Murderer as Re
sult of Love Affair.
Independence, Mo., May S. Clyd?
St. Claire, aged 22, son of George St
Claire a prominent citizen, was killed
early today by Van Tappan. aged 23.
his intimate friend. The young men
had attended a party together at tho
home of a young woman with whom
both were in love and were returning
home when they engaged in a quarrel
over her which resulted in the tragedy.
TAKE WRITER'S BODY EAST
Remains of Ian Maclaren Will be in
terred at Liverpool England.
Mt. Pleasant, May 8. In charge of
Mrs. Watson, widow of the deceased
writer, and Judge Sniythe, the ra-
mains of Dr. Watson (Ian Maclaren)
were taken east yesterday afternoon.
The body will be taken to New York,
and from there to Liverpool. Mrr.
Watson received telegrams and cables
FRENCH PASSENGER BOAT
of condolence from all over this coin
try and England. No services will be
held here over the remains, though a
public memorial service is not un
likely. EDUCATORS LEAVE
linois Federation of Colleges
Closes Session by Elec
tion of Officers.
PRESIDENT IS REELECTED
R. E. Heironymus of Eureka Again at
Head of Organization Sentiment
Is Against Bill.
At t'ne closing session of the Illinois
Federation of Colleges yesterday at
Augustana college. President R. E.
Heironymus of Eureka college of Eu
reka was reelected president of the
federation, and Dr. Robert Graham of
Illinois Wesleyan college of Blooming
ton was chosen secretary. President
Thomas McClelland of Knox college of
Galesbttrg and President A. R. Taylor
of James Milliken university of Deca
tur were elected members of the execu
The next meeting of the federation
will be held at Jacksonville, under the
auspices of Illinois college, May 4 and
5, next year.
1Imiish It ciiiiirniirntM.
The unification of requirements for
admission to colleges, one of the main
objects foi which the federation is
working at the present time, was the
subject of lengthy discussion yester
day. The committee in charge of the
i work made a renorf but ns the field
I has not been sufficiently covered yet,
the committee was continued to make
a further report next year.
Acalnul oniin! Kill
The federation discussed also the
pending bill in the legislature to grant
the normal schools the right to grant
degrees. The sessions of the conven
tion were secret, but it is generally un
derstood that the sentiment was large
ly against the enactment of the pro
posed legislation, and that action will
be taken to prevent its adoption.
College rebates, or scholarships, were
discussed, President McClelland of
Knox college reading a paper on the
subject. The delegates differed greatly
on this subject, some maintaining that
scholarships should be granted, while
others took the opimsite view.
Vlxit the Arxennl.
Following adjournment, which was
taken at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, the
delegates were driven to the arsenal,
and made a brief inspection of the in
Wpmterlierjj in Concert.
The annual grand concert given by
the Wennerberg chorus of Augustam
will be rendered tomorrow evening in
the college chapel.
To l-hr:ile IHrlh of I.innr.
The faculty of Augustana college has
issued invitations to the celebration of
the 2uoth anniversary of the birth of
Carl Von Linne which will be held at
the college chapel Monday, May 13.
Elaborate preparations have been made
for the event and an interesting pro
NO ACTION BY
Contractors Receive no Reply to no
tice to Sign or Forfeit Conces
sion of Wage Scale.
Building operations in the Hire-?
cities may be lied up tomorrow, as the
contractors have been given notice
that if the agreement proposed by th
joint committee is not signed by the
carpenters, the building association
will withdraw the concessions made by
its members, including the increase n
wages to 3714 cents an hour. The
contractors demanded that the con
tract be submitted for signature by 5
o'clock this afternoon. The difficulty
is over the clause prohibiting sympa
TWO HUNDRED IN
DANGER BY FIRE
Kansas City, May 8. The five-story
building occupied by the mail order
Uiouse of Alontgomery Ward & Co. is
burning. There are over 200 employes
in the structure, mostly girls. It i3
feared some of the inmates have been
unable to escape. Men and women ap
peared at the upper stories appealing
for help. Many persons were rescued
Only. 50 Out oi 300
Aboard Known to
POITOU ON THE ROCKS
Passengers Leap Into Water
After Vessel Strikes and
Scores Are Drowned.
Buenos Ayres, May 8. A dispatch
from Montevideo today announced the
French steamer I'oitou, from Mar
seilles April for this port, had been
wrecked)!! the coast of Uruguay. One
jlMindred of its passengers and crew
are said to have perished.
l.oxM f Life Feared.
Montevideo, May S. The French
steamer I'oitou is ashore off San Jose
nacio. It is feared there has been
serious loss of life. It is understood
2t:o passengers were aboard the vessel.
The cargo will prove a total loss.
DD Montevideo wreck ()
lnny l.enp Overlinnrd.
The Poitou struck 'M yards from
shore. Panic broke out and a great
number of terror stricken people jump
ed overboard. Some of them swam
ashore, but many were drowned. Cus
toms officers at Rincon De Nerrero
saved 50 out of 300 on board.
StrniuerM (in to Kmrur.
How many others have been saved is
not known. Several steamers have left
here for the scene of the wreck.
In Kneky Point.
Montevideo, May 8. San Jose Ig
naeio, or Punta Piddras Point, is a
rwky- pmmont-ory wo-thirds of a mile
in extent, surrounded by reefs situated
21 miles west of Cape Santa Maria, on
the southeastern coast of Uruguay,
about 1.10 miles from Montevideo.
HOLD A MEETING
Manufacturers From Six States Gathee
Here and Discuss Trade
A meting of the Mydland Candv
club, the members of which are manu
facturers in this state and others, was
held this morning in the parlors of the
Harper house. The members conven
ed at 9:30 this morning, the session
lasting until noon. The greater part
of the time was devoted to the discus
sion of the pure food law and tho
freight rate legislation, and various
trade subjects. After the business se
sion a banquet was held in the lare
dining room of the Harper. Those wiio
were in atendance were: Walter D.
Hall of Ottumwa, Iowa; Walter
Schmidt of Davenport: Frank Gillan of
Lincoln. Neb.; John Woodard of Coun
cil Bluffs. Iowa; A. G. Abraham of Mo
line; D. J. O'Brien of Omaha. Neb.; .las.
Denning of Omaha. Neb.; William Hay
wod of Des Moines. Iowa: Mr. Chae
of St. Joe. Mo.; Mr. Houston of Kan
sas City; and V. L. Gansert of this
city. Those from out of the city will
leave for their respective homes this
It is a jolly crowd and they are
surely there with the candy.
HE DID NOT DESERT
Informs The Argus He Remained 0.1
Duty Throughout Monday
Former Night Captain L. E. Hemen
way of the police force informs The
Argus that he did not relinquish his of
fice as soon as Informed of the ao
pointment by Mayor Schaffer of his
predecessor, that he remained on duty
throughout the night and did not leave
his post until C o'clock yesterday morn
ing. Captain Hemenway also says he
has no ill feelings over his removal
and would not vent his spite on the
city if he had.
NEW TRIAL LIST IS SET
Docket is Called in Circuit Court and
The docket in the circuit court was
called this morning by Judge Gest, aod
a trial list set for next week. Motions
in various cases occupied the court to
day. The grand jury, which has bem
in sesion since Monday, is continuing
its investigations, and has disposed )f
nearly all matters brought to its at
tention from the Justice courts.