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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 BRITISH INVADE? ELKS HAVE PICNIC IS OFFICIAL ON TRIP AROUND THE WORLD. Reported Act of Landing Party About 80 of Local "Bills" Spend in Venezuelan Territory Causes Excitement. Day Sunday on Petersen Is and Down the River. THE ROCK Three Men Empowered to Represent Telegra phers' Side. 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 the Seizure. 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 out. 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-? controversy. 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 at Quiney. 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 elan territory. 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. BONAPARTE LOOKS OVER OIL EVIDENCE .Object to See to What Extent Har- riman and Others are Ren dered Immune. V ill ' . . . . PLAY A BASEBALL GAME River Rats Defeat Coal Heavers Ac cording to Official Score of Um pire Speeches are Heard. LOWEFEAST Americans and Japanese Dine and Talk at Frisco. 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 Of 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 Tank Explodes. 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 injured. The dead: CHARLES J. ROOT, aged 10, auto mobile manufacturer. 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 to Newport, 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 day evening. 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 Till Winter. 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- osky. IMny IlnNf-hnll. 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 the island. 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 tended. PEACE THE KEYNOTE Secretary Strauss and Ishil, Di rector of Commerce From Orient, Are Guests. Two Civil War Survivors War With Aged Weapons. 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 rest. CROWDS GO ACROSS RIVER TO SEE SHOW Barnum & Bailey are Exhibiting Hill Instead of on Rocking ham Road. on 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 tial nomination. I.rnveK YVnxliliiuluii. 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 club. 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 train. Will ! IIiimj- Trip. TRIES TO SAVE HAT; KILLED i 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 was fractured. 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. SCHMITZS OUSTING 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 the prisoners. 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 control. 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 ury. Object to see to What Extent Har- Action Taken Entirely Legal. 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 Wayne Tomorrow. 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 night. 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 another match." 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.