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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. XO. 208.
THE AUGUS, MONDAY. AUGUST 20. 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
AIRSHIP TO Fl
Expected to Depart on
Perilous Journey Last
WINDS WERE ADVERSE
Rt ported He Was Unable to
Start and Would Probably
Give Up Attempt.
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Dec. 31, 1905 Public announce
ment of the proposed trip is made
by Mr. Wellman In the Record Her
ald. Jan. 30, 1906 Contract let to M.
Louis Goddard, Paris, for the great
est dirigible airship ever con
structed. May 30 Airship completed.
June 15 Expedition left Paris for
July 5 Expedition sailed in ship
Frithjof, from Tromso to Spitzber
gen. July 9 Danes Island, Spitzbergen,
reached and a base of operations
Aug. 28 Mr. Wellman announces
that, owing to defects in mechanism
of airship, the 1906 trip northward
was postponed for one year.
Jan. 15, 1907--Mr. Wellman, in
Paris, makes public his plans for
enlarging the America.
June 2 The 1907 polar expedition
sails from Tromso, Norway, on the
Frithjof for Spitzbergen.
June 9 The voyagers reach Danes
Island and find that all is well with
the winter watchers and their es
tablishment. July 5 A severe stonm, the fore-
runner of an almost continuous gals
during July, damages balloon house.
July 25 Mr. Wellman cables that
the gas apparatus works perfectly
and the balloon is about to be in
flated. Aug. 6 Cablegram received here
announces that start for the pole
will be made between the middle
and end of August.
Aug. 25 Cablegram received from
Walter Wellman says airship Amer
ica stood final tests perfectly and
leads to the belief that he may be
on the way to the pole.
Chicago. Aug. 26. A special to the
Record-Herald from Camp Wellman,
Aug. 21, via Tromso, Aug. 25, says:
"Airship America ready to sail toward
the pole. Motors and machinery thor
oughly tested and working perfectly.
"It is believed to be the most pow
erful and enduring airship ever con
structed. It holds the hydrogen well.
"The crew, consisting of Wellman,
Hersey, Vanimaii and Riesenberg, is
awaiting a calm for swinging the ship
compass and making a correction trial
over Virgo Bay and starting north im
mediately in fase the trial is satisfac
tory. We hope to start this week. If
ntctssary we can start as late as
Sept. 5. "WELLMAN."
Ilfult-M lie Snllril.
A special to the Tribune via London
"The Hamnierfest correspondent of
the Daily Mail says Walter Wellman
did not start from his camp at Spitz
bergen for the' north polo in his air
ship on Aug. 23, as he hoped to do.
"The last two tourist steamers of the
year arrived at the camp at Virgo bay
on Aug. 20. They saw the balloon high
in the air, confined by anchor ropes
Mr. Wellman said he was not able to
start, as the breeze was wrong. He
could start in a southeast wind. Tin
tourists banqueted Mr. Wellman and
Mny Sfvrr Ilmr.
"Mr. Wellman said to them:
"'If I am lucky you will hear from
me and the north pole in a week. If
I am less lucky, in a fortnight. If you
do not hear from rue in three weeks,
you will never hear from me at all.'
"The steamers left 21 hours later. It
was then remarked that the balloon
seemed gradually being deflated. They
passed Virgo bay for the last time on
Aug. 23 and no start had been made,
although the weather was calm and!
bright. The passengers doubt if Well
man can or will start this year."
.Explosion Causes Panic.
San Francisco. Aug. 2G. In
plosion in the Dupont powder mill Sat-
urday two men were killed. These men
were working in the mixing house when
three tons of nitro-glycerine exploded,
destroying three buildings of the pow
utr piaiu. ami causing a iinauciai kjs
of $50,000. In a panic among 1.000
employes of a canning company, who
ND THE POLE?
believed the shock of the explosion
was an earthquake, six women were in
jured, one probably fatally.
Morocco Torn Asunder Under
Chiefs Hostile Toward
NO CHANGE AT CASA BLANCA
French Troops Eager for Fight, But
Are Prevented from Pursuing
Tangier, Aug. 2C. Advices received
from Casa lilanca show no change in
the situation. The troops are anxious
for a decisive engagement with the
tribesmen, but France's determination
not to penetrate far into the country
pi events pursuit of the fanatics, and
the result is a waiting game.
Meantime the state of Morocco's in
ternal affai is growing worse. Ver
itable chaos reigns, and the govern
ment bus degenerated into a mere
Mulai el Hand, the newly proclaimed
sultan, who is reported to be marching
toward the coast to ftg.it the French
and Spanish troops, has appointed a
ministry, a member of which is Mulai
Sidi Mohammed, another brother of
the actual sultan, who is now held i
prisoner by the sultan at Fez.
Sultan in Hail I'liulil.
Raisuli controls his own region and
the pretender rules northeast Mor
occo. The sultan is not sure of his
own followers, and anarchy pervades
Sp::niNli Cabinet IlixiiKrrt'it.
Madrid, Spain, Aug. 2fi. Newspapers
agree that cabinet members disagree 1 " ,um'"s icuisons ,,au.
as to the Moroccan situation. Some foIU w from Brown's Cadillac, and
ministers claim Spain is not playing Schricker's Pope-Hartford, in 7:5;: 2-5.
the role assigned at the Algeeiras con-This wa!i perhaps the most interesting
ference. Premier Maura announced , contest of Each car was compelled
that Spain will take the offensive only!1." stol ollcc in each mile to pick up
if her-tnwH'in bit ntMickf. mhufwii'c
being merely a spectator of the trou
bles. An i:rroneiiM nrpnrl.
Tangier. Aug. 2C The report that
the French cruiser Du Chalya captured
a German vessel Hying the Spanish flag
,and carrying contraband is erroneous.
The vessel in fact carried arms to Mo
; gador for the Moroccan government.
Judge Bellinger Disposes of
About 200 of the Scott County
Saloon Injunction Cases.
ONE WRIT IS ISSUED
Little Grove Proprietor Refuses to Lis
ten to Compr&.nise and His Place
Is Closed by Court.
About 200 of the Scott county saloon
eases were settled in the district court
in DaveniMii t this morning, when Judge
Bollinger signed decrees in accordance
with the agreement between T. H.
Ktninierer and C. W. Ncal and the sa
loon interests. The decree does not
mention the Sunday closing agreement,
which is not at all in conformity with
the Iowa law and therefore could not
be recognized by the court. The sa
loon men, however, have agreed pn
vately to close their places of business
from lo o'clock Saturday night until
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
One ix iiNtl.
Kmil Sptth, a Little Grove saloon
keeper, appeared, and refused to listen
to the advice of attorneys, and pro
tested that he would not be clubbed
into submission. He refused to agre
to the terms of the agreement, and as
a result the court issued a temporary
injunction against him, closing his
place of business at once.
About to of the cases were not taken
up, owing to. the absence of attorneys
from the city. These will be heard
later and decrees signed.
Among the provisions of the decree
are the closing of saloons at 10 o'clock;
the elimination of screens and blinds;
no liquor to be sold to women or chil
dren; the elimination of the wine room;
the discontinuance of the free lunch,
and the payment of the mulct tax ouar -
terly in advance to the county treas
urer. In arlilitioti' the defeiulnnt navs
the cost of the suit and the comnlain
- ant's attorney's fees, amounting to 32
in each case.
-It is expected that as a result of the
' decree about 25 per cent of the sa-
loons in Davenport will be closed and
- business discontinued. It is believed
uj mose mieresieu uiai me provis-
ions of the decree will make business
unprofitable for many of the saloons.
OLDFIELD IS SLOW
Unable to Lower Davenport
Mi le Track Record in Sev
IS OFF SOME FOUR SECONDS
Big Crowd Witnesses Interesting Auto
mobile Contests in Which Local
Barney Oldfield did not lower the
track record of i.'G'i at Davenport
yesterday. The best he could do in his
Green Dragon was 1:01 1-5. A crowd
of nearly 10,000 was present. There
were several good evenls and no acci
dents of a serious nature.
Oldfield appeared three times in his
Peerless Green Dragon. The first tinvj
lie went an exhibition three miles, cov
eting the distance in 2:02 ".-", the best
mile being the second, on which he was
but one-fifth of a second above the
minute mark. The next time he went
an exhibition mile in l.oi :!-". The
third time he raced with OIlie Savin,
who travels with him, the latter driv
ing the Red Devil. Oldfield won the
$1,000 purse in a two-mile chase in
2:21 2-5. Savin was even all the way,
but slowed down at the finish.
In the two-mile race for electrics
there were entered a Columbia by
Tbulin, a Waverly by Drown, and a
Babeock by Peter Peterson, all being
Davenport cars. Timlin won in 7:0 1.
A Cadillac entered by Drown and a
Buick by ". E. Moyer contested in the
five-mile race for stripped touring cars,
Drown winning in C:"S.
In the second five-mile race for strip
ped cars wire entered a Pope-Hartford
by the Davenport Automobile company,
a Stoddard-Day ton by the Iowa Auto
mobile company, and another Pope
Hartford by Sehricker. The last nam
ed withdrew, and the race was won hv
'the Davenport Automobile company'.?
i car in C:0S.
t Pick l Pfl.Nrilt;TM.
In the five-mile race for fullv equip-
,'";r tlisfliarwi tiu-mu, panwiiHt-rs, iUih
usually being dropped at a speed that
sent them rolling.
In a free-for-all handicap a Thomas
car with a ;!0 second handicap covered
tw ahead of all competitors in
i here was
i novelty race in which
dummies were set up to represent tin
obstacles customarily encountered by
automobiles m traveling the Ft nets.
with whitewash lines to show the
course to be followed. Roy Smith in
an Olds won this, there being two other
Peter Peterson, who holds the track
j record, attempted to boat his own time,
but failed, covering the circuit in
1 : os.
Xo Coini-cl'l with Airnfr.
The Mile Track association, which
held the horse races last week at Dav
enport, wishes it understood that it
was iii no way connected with the auto
races of yesterday, they being exclu
sively under the auspices of the Dav
enport Automobile club.
OF GENESEO TEAM
M. C. A. Tennis Players Go There
Friday for Single and Dou
Physical Director Harry Franks of
the Y. M. C. A. has received a chal
lenge from a squad of tennis player;
at Geneseo for a number of matches
of singles and doubles, the games to?
be played in Geneseo Friday of this
week. Mr. Franks accepted the chal
lenge and will take six of the tennis
players of the local association with
him. Those who will represent the lo
cal association are as follows: H. A.
Weld, Dr. 11. G. Trent, Stewart Mar
quis, A. J. Quigley, Verne Binkerhoff,
and one other player who has not yet
been selected. This will be the first of
the series of match games to be played
with the different towns in this locality.
The Geneseo team will play a return
game in this city someday next week.
The Rock Island players have become
very efficient in both single and double
playing, and they expect to give the
Geneseoans a trimming in both styles.
Erecting New Building.
A new two- story brick building is
under construction at the rear of the
j Huesing Bottling works ou the corner
iof Nineteenth street and First avenue.
A force of men is at present at work
tearing down the old wooden structure
- ' which Mr- Huesing has- been using
for his soda room and the new build
ing win replace it,
Sailors to Get Pay,
I omorrow pvpnino- of vnn-i,l-,
drill of the memhorc nt tha t?-
and division of the Naval nrvp-i
the sailors who went on the annua'
cruise ou Lake Michigan will recpivo'
their pay from the state for their time.
GONE TO SEEK
Walter Wellman Expected to Leave for Unknown Frozen
Region in Airship August 23 and May ere this
Have Discovered Much Sought Spot.
Secretary Urges People
of Oklahoma to Vote
GET NEW ENABLING ACT
Declares, However, That He is
SpeaJdag for PresJ
Oklahoma Cily. Okla., Aug. 2':. Sec
retary Taft in a speech here Saturd-iy
night in the convention hall to PUhm
persons advised the citizens of Okla
homa and Indian Territory to reject
me constitution recently adopted ly
the convention at Guthrie f. r the pro
mised new state of Oklahoma, and de
clared the next session of congress
would pass a new enabling act. Taft
explained with emphasis he was not.
here as a representative of Preside it
Roosevelt and liiat the views he ex
pressed were entirely his own and m
no sense should be considered as being
inspired by the president.
The greater part of Tal't's address
was confined to state issues. The.
warmth with which he spoke again;?
adoption of the constitution was a sur
prise to most of the party leaders
present. Taft discussed national is
sues along the same line as in his
DAY FOR LEAGUE
Epworthians Have Their Ser
vices at Tindall's Grove
REV. EDWARDS IN CHARGE
Rev. W. P. MacVey of This City, Pres
ident of Hedding College, Makes
Tindall's Grove, Aug. 20 (Special
Correspondence to The Argus.) Many
new faces were seen here for the Ep
worlh League day.
District Presideut Rev. E. W. Ed
OF FARMER AND
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 26. Loris Hig-1
gins, who murdered W. L. Coppe and
wife, farmtrs near Rosalie, May 12.
was lynched at Bancroft today. Sheriff
Young of Thurston county came to
Omaha Sunday to get his prisoner, who
had been in jail here since his capture,
and took him to Bancroft on a train
which arrived at S this morning. Twen-
ty men took Higgins from the sheriff.
'hauled him off in a dray and hanged
nim to a lrce-
When the sheriff left for Omaha Sun
day be was accosted b? citizens at
wards had charge of the meetings dur
ing the day. At losiO he introduced
Rev. E. E. Shawl of Xeponset. who
spoke from the text found in St. Luke
l!tii chapter and 13th verse, "And he
called his ten servants, and delivered
to them ten pounds, and said unto
them, occupy until I come." The
thought, "occupy until I come" means
trade until I come, or increase in the
talents work the jiowers which ono
possesses. Work is better than gei
itts. A large part of that which the
world calls genius, means hard work
toil, honest effort, increase of pow
ers in a useful line. Most people haw
more than one talent. God has not
only given talents, but has given us
a body a body to be given to God for
His glory. Advancement is open only
in faithfulness. Whenever God calls
it is otir business to do the work called.
God needs, and the world needs many
lor his work. Wherever called ser
vice is use! ill. God has not only givi
bodies but also minds. These given fo
his service and the betterment of thj
ttri4 in vh:rli 'ivtt. It tiilf tiin
toil, and application to bring the mind
ready equipped for work. The busy
people are called of God for his ser
vice. God works with us, we work not
alone if alone work would be useless.
Testimony and prayer are avenues by
which one may reach the throne of
grace and receive help.
Hv. V. 1 Mnc f y llrnnl.
At o'clock Rev. W. P. MacVey,
president of Hedding college, gave thj
address to the Epworthians, and at 7
o'clock Rev. Mr. McLeish talked, after
which the Rogers brothers sanga duet.
Rev. Mr. Shultz of Xeponset, followed
with the sermon, taking for his text,
"Ye shall know the truth and the truth
shall make you free." He said Jesus
Christ did not come into the world fo
be admired by men. but for the re
demption of men. There are certain
principles involved in Christian lif
Great future depends upon the soul at
present. It depends upon the Chris
tian character of the soul. There is a
cry for liberty. There is a cry for
truth. There is a cry for the anxiety
to know the truth. We honor the man
who stands for the flag and for lib
erty. What is truth? Truth has it?
realm in life and must have a demon
stration to prove it. The truth here
spoken of means Jesus Christ, who
comes to men and brings the great
fact of Christianity. It is the gospel Of
Christ. The great searching for truth
conies through divine agency. The,-e
are two ways by which we may know
Jesus Christ. It comes through the il
lumination of the mind and our desi-e
for work, but the knowledge through
the mind must be not only a neutral
knowledge, but an experimental knowl
edge. A called business meeting of the Ep
worth league was called for at 1
o'clock. President Edwards occupied
the chair. Miss Muse, secretary pri
tern. Arthur Chase was made treasurer
to fill the vacancy caused by Mr. Tem
I.atc Arrlvnln In Cum p.
The following are new arrivals in
camp: Rev. P. MacVey. president
of Hedding college. Rock Island; Rev-
WIFE AT BANCROFT
Bancroft, who asked him what he
would do if they should attempt to
lynch Higgins. ' '
"Shoot the first man who tries it.
"Well, we just wanted to know. The
chances are you will have some shoot
ing to do."
("rime Wanton One.
Higgins' crime was a wanton one.
He had worked on the Coppe farm and
had had som trivial dispute with
Anger over this is the only suggestion
of a reason for the murder.
ARBITRATION OF STRIKE
OUT OF QUESTION; SMALL
J. B. Dille, Elm wood; Rev. V. C.
Shultze, Rock Island; Rev. A. Jaggeis,
Taylor Ridge; Rev. .1. Behrens, Davee
port; John Koch, Rock Island. Anion:;
the visitors who came in today arc
Miss Mina Bowen, Mrs. Redecker an I
family, Mrs. X. D. Danes, Mrs. Lewis
Mrs. Merrill and family, Mrs. M. E.
Clarke, Mrs Hawkins and children
Miss Grace Pinkerton.
Old Soldiers of Rock Island
County Spend Pleasant Day
at Prospect Park.
HEAR GOVERNOR VAN SANT
Indulge in Competitive Drill and Other
wise Disport Themselves Offi
Few Rock Island county veterar.3
of the civil war who could be present
failed to attend the second annual re
union under the auspices of the Old
Soldiers' and Sailors' association s.t
Prospect park Saturday. A program
that it would have been difficult lo
have improved upon was carried oir,
the speakers representing all branches
of the service. Ex Governor Van Saat
of Minnesota was the principal talk
er. He devoted himself largely to
"twentieth century patriotism," inter
spersed with reminiscences of the war.
The governor said that the patriotisr.i
of the present day is no less ardent
than that of the CO's, but it is mani
fested in a different way. In place of
showing a readiness to respond to the
call to arms, the men of this tiir.e
are engaged in a combat with evils in
the body politic that are being eradi
cated through the adoption of nex
laws and the enforcement of obi ones.
The big fine recently assessed against
the Standard Oil company by Jud.j
Landis at Chicago was referred to as
an i iilem titau-taUioUaux is as ac
tive as ever. The governor declare!
it to be the duty of the average citi
zen to set a good example for the b'g
corporations and then to expect the
latter to live up to the mark.
Exceptionally enjoyable addresses
were also made by ex-Mayor William
McConochie of Rock Island, and Can
tain W. C. Bennett of Moline.
There was an otiginal poem by Com
rade Dew rose of Moline. an exhibition
of signaling by Signal Officer M. R.
Metzgar and music by the Moline fife
and drum corps.
llrill for Fine.
A competitive drill tn which the
Women's Relief corps and the two
posts of the G. A. R. of Rock Island
and Moline participated attracted muc'i
attention. The prizes, flags donated by
Young & McCombs of this city, Fisk
& Loosley and the New York store of
Moline, were won by the Moline Re
lief corps. John Buford post of Rock
Island, and Graham post of Moline.
The following officers were elected:
President E. B. Knox of Moline.
Vice Presidents G. E. Bailey. Roek
Island: T. J. Murphy, Coal Valley; Na
than Taylor, Reynolds; D. B. Holmes.
Andalusia; J. W. Simonson, Port By
ron. Secretary W. A. Norris. Rock Isl
Treasurer V. R. Wolver, Moline.
ROCK ISLANDERS ON
A HORSEBACK TOUR
H. M. McCaskrin and A. E. Wrixon
Declare Intention at Council Bluffs
of Riding Home.
Council Bluffs, Iowa, Aug. 27. (Spe
cial Correspondence of The Argus.)
Walking down stairs in the Grand ho
tel Saturday, I took my customary
glance over the register to see if
there were any officers there who
would be likely to be looking for mr
At the bottom of the list were the
names of Harry M. McCaskrin and A!
hert K. Wrixon. of Rock Island. I in
quired of the clerk where they were
".lust went no to their room. Who
I explained my acquaintance.
"Did they come in an automobile?'
the clerk asked, intimating that they
had the appearance of coming across
"Perhaps they drove into the coua
try before they came to the hotel,
"Ixioked like they walked in."
Thinking that perhaps they hal
grown plutocratic in Rock Island since
I left and had invested In an automo
bile, I laid for them with the idea
that perhaps I could hold them up
for a ride around the block.
In a few moments both came down
stairs and made a run for the cafe,
There were Indications that they had
encountered a bath somewhere and
President of Telegraphers
Says They Are Still
STAY OUTTWO MONTHS
Much Importance Attaches to
Conference Held at New
New York, Aug. 20. Arbitration of
the telegraphers' strike as it stands at
present is out of the question, accord
ing to President Small of the Commer
cial Telegraphers' union. Small said
the strikers are prepared to remain out
for two months and that the union will
support them for that time.
The executive board of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor will consider
the relations of the Federation to th?
strike in a day or two.
Appoiut Vvnvr f omuiitlrr.
Chicago, Aug. 2C Leaders of thy
telegraphers' strike today opened wiy
to peace negotiations with the teb
graph companies by ordering the elec
tion of a "peace committee" of 15.
'Would Work lVmlioK Srt tlemrn.
New York, Aug. 2G. In the outcome
of the conference today between Pres
ident S. J. Small of the Commercial
Telegraphers' union, Samuel Gomper,
of the Federation of Labor, Labor Com
missioner Neill and the reprcsenta
tives of the two telegraph companies
rests the continuance of the strike r
the key men throughout the United
States, or its settlement by arbitration.
Much lrprotlx on Conference.
In case the eorference-4in mim '
ble one and the parties conccrnel
agree to an arbitration, it is under
stood here that the striking employee
of the Western Union and Postal com
panies will offer themselves for work
at their old places, and as many of
them as can be used in the present
disorganized condition of the wire ser
vice in the country will go to work,
waiting the outcome of the board of
arbitration, which will be called at an
early date if this plan of settlement
is agreed upon.
rrom renaDie sources it is ascer
tained that the uuion forces are will
ing to present their cause to the board
of three men for settlement, and white
the telegraph, companies haveuot given
expression of their views on this met'.i
od of settlement, at the conference ti-
iy strong pressure will be brought to
bear on the head officials of the Postal
and Western Union that will likely re
sult in the desire to treat with the
Itnil Men May Ite f'nllrd Oni.
In case the conference fails to bring
the companies and men together on
a common plane for the adjustment of
the difficulties that have separate!
them, the extension of the strike
through new avenues is sure to be the
got the best of it, and seemed to be
proud of it. I managed to flag Harry
in his haste and learned that they had
not had anything to eat since 11
o'clock in the morning. It was then
after 7 o'clock. I had had my dinner
and did not see why they should te
in such a hurry, so demanded an ex
Harry said they had just come from
South Omaha, where they had pur
chased some horses that would make
them all go some. Wrixon had bought
two and he had bought one.
They rode the horses over from South
Omaha and said they were going to
start with the sun Sunday morning
for Rock Island, and ride the horses
all the way. Harry did not say any
thing about making a horseback cam
paign through Iowa, but I could not
help thinking how much more convei
ient it would have been if the purchase
had been made in Cairo.
I cannot tell what the equlnes look
like, for they did not even Invite mo
around to have a look at them, to say
nothing of that automobile ride I waa
It is needless to say that I did not
get up to see that sunrise start
MERRITT W. CAMPBELL.
NOEL WINS IN MISSISSIPPI
Advices Received in Memphis Show
Memphis, Tenn., Ang. 26. Advices
from Mississippi points say that prac
tically complete returns from Thurs
day's election give Noel a slight ma
jority over Brewer' for the democratic