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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 202.
THE ARGUS, MONDAY. AUGUST 19, 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
GIVERS AND MITCHELL
MAY BRING WIRE PEACE
ELKS HAVE PICNIC IS OFFICIAL
ON TRIP AROUND THE WORLD.
Reported Act of Landing Party
About 80 of Local "Bills" Spend
in Venezuelan Territory
Day Sunday on Petersen Is
and Down the River.
Three Men Empowered
to Represent Telegra
GET HONORABLE TERMS
Leased Wire Operators in Chi
cago Brokerage Houses
Are Called Out.
trip. Tho survivors have met here an
nually for thirty-four years, and Gen
eral Palmer attended hut one reunion.
He signified his intention of attending
this years' reunion, hut he fell from a
horse and broke his leg and being un
able to attend conceived the idea of
entertaining his comrades at his home.
The Irij) will cost General Palmer
more Lban $ro,000. The veterans travel
on a special train.
Said to Have Been Collected in Eng
lish Possession Protest Against
CAPTAIN WISHERD TO
REMOVE TO QUINCY
Headquarters of Acme Packet Com
pany to be Established There
Located Here Five Years.
Washington, Aug. 19. President
Samuel Gompers of the American Fed
eration of Labor today reported to the
executive council of the federation that
he, John Mitchell of Indianapolis, and
Daniel J. Keefe of Detroit had been
entrusted by united labor with an at
tempt to bring about an "honorable"
adjustment of the telegraphers' strike
at the opportune time. Gompers was
asked when he thought the time would
arrive and be replied he could not say.
C'aiU Out l.niNftl Iro Men.
Chicago, Ans. 19. Leased wire op
erators in six brokerage houses where
the union scale was refused were call
ed out late in the day.
Suvm (umlit loriM Arc orintil.
New York. Auk. 19. It. ('. dowry,
president of the Western Union, said
today "Normal conditions have been
resumed, and the telegraphers' strike
is altogether a thin?; of the past."
lnke .No C'I:iIiiin.
New York. Aug. 1!). As though by
mutual agreement, the parties to the
strik of telegraphers took things, eas
ier yesterday, and the usual claims
and counter claims of the day's devei
opnients were not made public. Ther
was little doing at strike headfiiartcis
and nearly all of the higher officials
of the Western Union and Postal Tele
graph companies spent the day out of
town. Those left in charge of the
companies' offices said that hnsine;,,
was moving smoothly. Represent
tives of the strikers stated that re
ports received were favorable frori
the standpoint of the men who are
M(l.r I'iiMInIi. l'nHT.
The local union met last night and
later it was announced that it ha 1
been decided to make certain de
mands upon the Wall street broker-?
to that the brokerage houses whic l
had not already done so would b
siven until this noon to sign a tin inn
scale. It was also stated that th
Etrikers had decided to begin at onc?
the publication of a daily paper, whi 'ii
would set forth the strikers' ride of tli-?
The r.pecial leased wire news serv
ice was materially improved through
out the country.
The headquarters of the genera
passenger department of the Acme
Packet company which have been
luamiamcu nere lor I lie last live veas
in charge of Captain D. W. Wisherd
will be moved immediately to Quiiicv,
II!. C aptain isherd and wife have
already moved their house furnishing-;
and will make the trip overland in
their automobile, leaving here Wednes
day morning. The local agency will b
left in the hands of Carl Manga
freight and passenger agent of the Ca:
nival City Packet company. Captain
John Streekfus general manager of Hi?
Acme Packet company will still have
his office in this city. Captain Wis
em win lie in this citv lrenuentiy, al
though he will make his headquarters
The Charles P. Pearson, James P
Pearson.-Quiney, David Tipton, .Tuanita
Lizzie Gardner. Until, and Mac were
down, and the David Tipton. Mae, Uuth
and St. Paul were north. The Helen
Blair was in port from Muscatine.
t tie stage ot water was 5.10 at (. a
m. and at noon.
The steamer St. Paul of the Dia
nioiid Jo line came up from St. Louis
at 11:30 this morning. The boat wa.i
filled with passengers from the sotiti
and took the trip around tho
three cities in the observation ears
after which they were transferred tu
the I. and I. and taken to CHnto
where they will again take the boat
The. steamer Qnincy came down from
St. Paul at 7 o'clock this morning.
GOES AFTER QUANTITYOF GUM
Georgetown, British Guiana. Aug. IS.
Much excitement has been caused
hero bv the invasion of Venezuelan ter
ritory by Captain Colder in the com
mand of a small frontier force from
British Guiana, and seizure of a quan
tity of balata (the gum of the bullet
tree used for insulating wires, etc.),
which, it is alleged, had been collected
on British territory.
(hiii Sclxi-d; 1'rotOMt lalo.
Captain Calder's force went down tho
Barima river and crossed the boundary
into Venezuela territory, where Captain
Ca'der, at the point of a revolver, de
manded that the Venezuelan commis
sioner surrender to him -i.otiO pounds
of balata. The commissioner gave up
the gum. lie has made a protest, how
ever, to President Castro and the Brit
ish consul here against the seizure of
the balata and the invasion of Venezti
Fears are entertained of retaliation
at Morawhanna. the British frontier
headquarters. There has been much
trouble over the balata trade for sonic
time and the British officials have made
strong attempts to prevent illicit trad
ins in the gum.
n Coiillriiintion nl London.
London, Aug. 19. The colonial of
fice lias received no information con
corning the invasion of Venezuelan tor
ritory by Captain Calder.
OVER OIL EVIDENCE
.Object to See to What Extent Har-
riman and Others are Ren
' . . . .
PLAY A BASEBALL GAME
River Rats Defeat Coal Heavers Ac
cording to Official Score of Um
pire Speeches are Heard.
Americans and Japanese
Dine and Talk at
Secretary of War William H. Taft has started a tour on which he hopes to ac
complish much in the way of furthering American interests abroad.
DELEGATES ARE HERE
FOR STATE MEETING
Colored Lodges, United Brother
hood of Friendship and Sisters
of Mysterious Ten.
THREE DIE WHEN
TRAIN HITS AN AUTO
Two More Pot'v Fatally Injured at
Ashley Falls, Mass. Launch
Great Barrington, Mass., Aug. 19.
An automobile containing five persons
from Bristol, Conn., collided with the
New York Pittsfield express at Ashley
Falls crossing, near here, yesterday.
Three of the motoring party were kill
ed, and the other two probably fatally
CHARLES J. ROOT, aged 10, auto
MRS. ROOT, mother.
MISS ROBERTS, sister of Mrs. Root
The injured: Mary Root, daughter
of Charles J. Root, and Katherine Root,
aged 11, a niece.
Kxitloxlnn KIIIn Two.
Tiverton, R. I., Aug. IS. The gaso
line tank in n motor boat exploded last
night, causing two deaths and serious
ly injuring five. The boat contained 1 1
yeung people who had been on a trip
A number of delegates to the state
meetings ot the colored lodges, tne
United Brotherhood of Fiiendship and
the Sisters of the Mysterious Ten ar
rived in the city today, and tomorrow
the two sessions wilt formal'' open
with a meeting at the Masonic hall.
Seventeenth street and Third avenue.
The morning session will be called to
order by W. C. Buekney of Molin-,
deputy grand master. He will intro
duce Mayor H. C. Schaffer. who will
welcome the visitors. J. C. Steele of
Mound City, state grand master will
respond, and Sister F. P. Moore of
Quiney will speak in behalf of the
state grand temple. The program w.t!
include addresses and responses. The
two bodies will be in session until Fri
Washington, Aug. 19. Attorney
General Bonaparte was in conference
today with District Attorney Sims an 1
his assistant going over the testimony
recently taken in tho Standard Oil trial
before La ml is to determine to what
extent the evidence given by Harriman
and other officials of the Alton raM
road would render them immune from
prosecution growing out of tho so call
ed Alton rebate cases.
VETS IN A FATAL FIGHT
SECRETARY TAFT ON WORLD TRIP;
STARTS WITH IMPORTANT SPEECH
Secretary of War to Fire Opening Gun as Candidate for Presi
dency at Columbus Will be Out of the Country
About eighty members of Rock Is
land lodge of Elks took to the woods
yesterday, and enjoyed a stag picnic at
Petersen's island. The Bills were tak
en to the island by the steamer Pear
son and barge, leaving the landing here
at 9:20. The day was spent in games,
speech making, and other amusements,
and in feasting. William Ivens was in
general charge of festivities, and there
was not a dull moment all day. Speech
es were made by H. r . Knox, j. w.
Houder, J. C. Dunn, aud John Kon-
In the afternoon two baseball teams
were organized, uwder the names River
Rats and Coal Heavers, and a spectac
ular game was played, with Johnny
Rinck acting in the capacity of umpir;.
The River Rats won, 7 to 6. according
to the umpire, but there is a report
that he favored that team and prolong
ed the game with the score C to C for
1 1 innings. Durtin and Gest did the fine
work for the River Rats, while Liitt
threw them over and Mitchell caught
for the Coal Heavers.
lVmuren of ihr Gflnir.
One of the features of the game was
the hitting by former Mayor B. F.
Knox. He fanned out every time he
was up at the plate except once, when
he was allowed a base on balls. He
made good and scored, showing that
all he needed was a start. R. R. Re'
nolds stole third base, but not in the
usual meaning of the term, for he re
moved the base marker half way across
John Carse played shortstop for the
Coal Heavers. He took it easy, how
ever, for he secured a chair and plant
ed himself in It. near second base. He
was fined $50 by his "umps" for dis
puting a decision.
Will Ifnvr Another.
The outing was such a big success
that plans are already on foot for an
other picnic on the island - before the
end of the season. It is probable that
the next will be even more largely at
PEACE THE KEYNOTE
Secretary Strauss and Ishil, Di
rector of Commerce From
Orient, Are Guests.
Civil War Survivors War With
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 19. A long dis
tance telephone message from Victoria.
Mo., states that George Patton, agel
years, died there yesterday as the
result of a stab wound inflicted with
rusty bayonet by Captain S. J. Wat.
ers. aged d; vears. l he two old army
comrade's got into a dispute in the G.
A. R. hall and Waters seized an old
rusty bavonet. a war trophy, which
had hung on the wall for years, and
stabbed Patton. Waters is under nr
CROWDS GO ACROSS
RIVER TO SEE SHOW
Barnum & Bailey are Exhibiting
Hill Instead of on Rocking
BRINGS COMRADES TO
REUNION; PAYS FARES
Fifteenth Pennsylvania Survivors En
tertained by General Palmer
at Colorado Springs.
Rock Island was filled with people
from out of town this morning on their
wav to Davenport to see Itanium &r
Bailey's show. The aggregation arriv
ed yesterday morning and. at once un
loaded, ami as there was nothing doin
in the way of a street parade there was
little to see in the morning. Neverthe
less the circus crowd was as early and
as eager to see the sights,, whatever
they were, as ever. At the last minute
it was decided to change the place of
holding the show from the Rocking
ham road to Harrison street near Cen
tral park, a more accessible spot and
therefore better for the show and for
the public. Barnum & Bailey are said
to have a better show than ever.- The
ereat feature, the Dip of Death, while
coming last on the program at the af
ternoon performance, is the fjpt thing
on the bill at the evening show.
Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 18 Much in
terest was aroused here by the depar
ture of more than one hundred su"-
vivors of the 15th Pennsylvania cav-
Hearing is Continued.
The hearing of the case against Dr.
A. Goldstone of East Moline for obtain
airy for Colorado Springs, where they nK money by means of a confidence
will meet for the second time since game, was continued uns morning un
,i,or ninotwi their former command-. til tomorrow at 9:30. B. F. Schriver
er General William J. Palmer. The! "-is been retained for the defense.
survivors en to Colorado Springs a , Charges are to be made against the
the guests of General Palmer, who id! doctor for the theft of $15 from a coat
a prominent resident of that place, an 1 ; belonging to i'eter Peterson, the Mo
who will defray all the expense of the nue contractor.
FIRE BURNS STEEL PLANT
Works of Cumberland, Md., Go Up in
Flames, Involving Big Loss.
Cumberland, Md., Aug. 19. The plant
of the Cumberland Steel company was
last night destroyed by fire of unknown
origin. The loss is estimated at $:'.r)0,
000. with insurance of SIOO.OOO. Nine
ty men are thrown out of 'work. The
plant produced accurate steel castings
and is said to have been the only one
of the sort in the world. The company
has otlices in Loudon and Paris and in
all the leading cities of the United
States. The buildings occupied an
area of 350x200 feet.
Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 19. Secretary
Taft arrived here today. The city was
probably more elaborately decorated
than since the welcome to McKinley.
The secretary tonight delivers a siK'ech
which is understood to be the opening
gun of bis campaign for the presiden
Washington, 1). C, Aug. 19 On a
pilgrimage that will encircle the globe
and in fulfillment of a promise to the
Filipinos of their first legislative as
sembly. Secretary Taft. left hen; last
night on the first stage of the jouniev.
W. W. Michler of Mr. Tafl's office and
an attendant accompanied the secre
tary. Mrs. Taft and son, Charles, will
join the secretary in the Yellowstone
park for the remainder of the trip, and
Fred W. Carpenter, secretary to Taft.
will join the party nt Seattle.
Six'iiUm nt f oiiimlMiM.
Secretary Taft's first stop is Columbus,
Ohio, where tonight he will deliver t
speech before the Buckeye Republican
Secretary Tail acknowledged th
greetings of those who were at the sta
tion to bil him good-by. General .".
Franklin Bell, chb'f of staff, and Chief
Clerk Schofield of the war department
accompanied the secretary to the
Will ! IIiimj- Trip.
TRIES TO SAVE HAT; KILLED
Racine Man Jumps from Street Car
When Head Covering Blows Off.
Kenosha. Wis., Aug. in. Steve Mc-
Closkey, aged 24, of Racine, yesterday
gave up ins mo in an effort to save a
straw hat. McCloskey was riding on
the platform of a street car and his
hat blew off. Without seeking to stop
the car, he jumped after the hat and
fell on a brick pavement. His skull
actly as it he were going to make a
trip around the world, because he hai
so much to do. The ocean part of hi?
trip would afford him practically the
only opportunity for rest during the
journey. He had nothing to say re
garding what he hoped to accomplish
on his trip. Mr. Taft expects to re
turn early in December.
UPHELD BY COURT
VICTIMS OF A MOTOR BOAT
Two Killed and Five Injured When
Gasoline Tank Explodes.
Tiverton, R. I., Aug. 19. A gasoline
tank in a 30-foot motor boat in the Spa
connet river exploded last night, caus
ing the death of two persons and seri
ously injured five others. The boat
contained 11 young people who had
been on a trip to Newport from Fall
River and had stopped at Tiverton on
their return. George Antnva and Ly-
dia Mercier were killed. The injured
are sintering lrom severe burns. Am
bulances were summoned from Fall
River to the boat to convey the injured
to the hospitals in that city.
Pope to Score Modern Errors.
Rome, Aug. 19. It is reported that
Pope Pius is about to follow up his re
cent syllabus with regard to so-called
modernism in the faith with an ency-
Mr. Taft said that he did not feel ex-lclical condemning all modernist errors,
CHIGACO TO NEW YORK IN 3 HOURS
PROMISE OF AN AIRSHIP INVENTOR
Denver, Col., Aug. IS. "Weight, 100 1 The property, it is claimed, consists
tons; speed, Chicago to New York in of an airship shed at Montclair, an air
three hours; capacity, 100 passengers ship in course of construction there
Won't Whip Convicts; Quits.
Wilmington, Del., Aug. 19. The war
den of tho Delaware state workhouse
has resigned because, he. disapproved of
the whipping post and refused to lash
Harrisburg, III., Fire Scorched.
Ilarrisburg. 111., Aug. 19. Fire, which
started in a steam laundry here yester
day morning, destroyed six business
houses before the flames were under
Prince WilheVn Arrives.
Norfolk, Va., Aug. 19. The cruiser
Fylgia, with Prince Wilhelm aboard,
passed in at Cape Henry today.
at $1 a journey; recommendations,
greater safety than by rail, no dust, no
jolting, cheap, and speedy."
These are the inducements offered by
George L. O. Davidson, who for years
has been at work constructing a flying
machine. He now says he is almost
ready to start the overland route and
act as sky pilot for the birdlike struc
ture he has invented.
TrtiMt Iccl T liken Out.
A trust deed was taken out yester
day in the office of the county clerk
and recorded, in which Davidson, Ar
thur M. Eppstein, and L. O. Parker are
named as trustees for the company's
property. According to the deed the
company possesses $999,995 worth of
property and $5 in cash in the treas
Object to see to What Extent Har-
Action Taken Entirely
San Francisco, Aug. 19. The state
supreme court today rendered a de
cision sustaining the legality of the re
moval of Mayor Sclimitz and the ap
point ment of Mayor Taylor.
San Francisco, Cal., Aug. IS. An in
ternational love feast was held at the
Fairmount hotel last night to cement
fiiendship between Japan and Amer
ica. The exchange of good will took
place at the banquet given by the San
Francisco chamber of commerce, as
sisted by many prominent Japanese.
MrnuMM A mouse Uurtiia.
Kikijiro Ishii, director of commercial
affairs of the Japanese foreign office.
was the guest of honor, and among
other honored guests was Secretary
Strauss of the department of commerce
and labor, who was a fellow passenger
of Ishii on the steamer Asia which
landed them in San Francisco from
Honolulu. There were about 150 other
guests, including Mayor Taylor. Elab
orate preparations were made to give
the affair an international character.
The guests were refreshed with min
eral water from Japan, while Japanese
singtrs and actors entertained the din
ers after the feast of substance with a
repast of .music and oriental acting.
According to Secretary G. W. Burkes
of the chamber of commerce, the ob
ject of the banquet was to influence fa
vorably any rejiort that Ishii may make
to his government on Japanese labor
troubles in California.
I'eafr In Krynote.
Peace was the keynote of all the
postprandial speeches. Every orator
voiced his personal faith in the ood
intentions of the business men of Japan
and America toward each other. In
regard to the San Francisco Japanese
trouble, Ishii said:
"Foolish talk of war because of spor
adic disturbances resulting from dis
turbances is unthinkable to the masses
of the people. It is not the sentiment
of Japan, and thinking, responsible peo
ple in Japan understand that the San
rancisco Hooligan who throws stones
or offers insults to inoffensive subjects
of Japan does not voice the sentiment
of the American people."
EACH EXPECTS TO
SCORE A VICTORY
PRIVATE TAYLOR TO DIE
Convicted by Court Martial of Mur
dering Officer in Manila.
Washington, Aug. 19. Advices re
ceived by the war department from
Manila show that the court martial
which tried Private William Taylor,
Company M. 24th infantry, at Iloilo, on
Oct. 1(1 last, for shooting Lieutenant
Robert B. Calvert, the commanding of
fieer of his company, sentenced him to
death by hanging.
Much Interest Manifested in Yanger-
McFarland Battle at Fort
FALLS OUTSIDE OF RAILS
patents, and the $3. The company has
been incorporated. A circular issued
by Davidsou says that the stock is now
ready for the market. One-half of the
$1,000,000 worth of shares are held by
Ixnd Armstrong of the English engin
eering firm of Armstrong, Whit worth
& Co. of London, says the circular.
Sny It In !'rrf-(.
Davidson has long been known for
his work in attempting to perfect an
airship. He claims to have done so
now. His ship has no balloon, and is
heavier than air. It is kept up by two
horizontal rotary wheels, steered ver
tically by a tail which is lowered or
raised as the ship descends or rises,
and guided laterally by a beaklike rud
der in front which Is turned to the right
William Meyer of Davenport Meets
With Accident on Burlington.
William Meyers, giving his residence
number as 2Sfi Harrison street. Daven
port, was picked up in an unconscious
condition near the Rock Island round
house alongside the Burlington track
about 12:30 yesterday morning. He
was taken to St. Anthony's hospital
where he was revived and an examina
tion was made of his wound. It was
found to consist merely of a bruise
there being no fracture. Meyer savs
he was trying to climb between the
cars of a freight train when the en
gine started and he was severe''
btimped.v Fortunately he fell outside
of the rails. He does not know how
long he remained unconscious. Hia
stories regarding his business in the
yards at that time of night conflict.
Attacked by a Dog.
Clifford Shieherl, a messenger boy
at the Postal Telegraph office, reports
to the police that he was bitten by a
dog yesterday at Twenty-sixth street
and Fifth avenue. The boy claims that
the dog bit him several times on the
leg, then knocked him down and ira
bedded its teeth in his scalp.
Sparks Start a Fire.
The fire department was called to
the residence occupied by W'illa.d
Baker at 110 Twentieth street, at 11:45
last evening. A small shed near th
house having been set afire by engine
snarks. Members of the familv rh
or left. The rotary wheels lift as theyjeeeded in extinguishing the blaze with
revolve, pusning tne snip up. ja few buckets of water,
Chicago, Aug. 19. The Yanger-Mc-
Farland fight tomorrow night at Fort
Wayne is bound to draw a good crowd,
the match having stirred up an un
usual amount of talk, besides being the
most promising held in the vicinity ol
Chicago in a long time. Reports last
night from Fort Wayne were that
there was a good sale of seats yester
day in that city, while tickets for the
special train that is going from Chi
cago have been sold in large numbers.
Both the principals are at Fort
Wayne, Yanger having been in train
ing there for some time at the St. Joa
club, in the outskirts of that city, while
McFarland, accompanied by Manager
Harry Gilmore, Jr. and several others,
went to the Indiana ctiy Saturday
To his manager. Jack Curley, Yan
ger said yesterday: "If I don't win it
won't be because of improper training.
I feel fit as a man could. In fact, I feel
as if I could lick Joe Gans. If Packy
stays the limit I will be a disappointed
man. If he beats me I'll never try for
FIGHT STARTS A PANIC
Quarrel in Gallery of New Orleans
Playhouse Leads to Riot.
New Orleans, La., Aug. 19. As the
result of a quarrel between a negro and
a Greek soda water dealer in the gal
lery of a local theater here last night,
a riot ensued. Several persons were
injured and a dozen or more arrests
were made by the police. It was nec
essary to ring down the curtain and
clear the theater.
Sister of Younger Bros. Dead.
Kansas City. Mo., Aug. 19. Mrs.
Emma Leach, sister of Cole, Jim and
Bob Younger, former members of the
famous James bandits, died here yes
terday as the result of injuries receiv
ed in a street car accident in this city
last Friday,. She was 54 years old.