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THE ARGUS. FRIDAY. JANUARY 1. 1909.
1 909 Happy New Year, everyone! Here's something. Keep them!
Aidslo Look After Miss
Some of the corre-
ce the death roll
lentire earthquake ter
B 3C0.0C0, but this a p
fcme. Others make the
t 200,000, but Minister
ds to 115.000.
i. The Lipari islands
estroyed, nor has there
f life there. This nevsrs
rought In by a torpedo
beat sent out by the government to
T.he commander of the vessel tele
graphs "ire government a strong earth
quake wis experienced through the
island Monday, but there were no fa
talities. DEATH MST (IT DOAVX.
Rome, Jan. 1. An official dispatch
from Reggio says the death list is ap
KeslNt Hoiil Service.
Naples. Jan. 1. Two thousand per
sons from tlu- earthquake zone have
arrived here. All kinds of public
buildings are being fitted up to re
ceive them.- Many injured were taken
by -force to. hospitals, becoming fren
zied with the idea o being compelled
to enter the, institutions. Three tank
steamers filled with drinking water
have leff. fot Messina. 1
They are en-
e property left
a fight against
extent that the
re on them.
, were shot and killed,
fauce of order was re-
entrances to the city; or what is
left "of it, are now guarded by soldiers.
Many of -the survivors are lying ex
posed to the four winds of heaven.
The relief parties, of which several
are here now, are unable to cope with
the distress. The cries of the injured
are piteous. . "-. "
WHITE HOUSE NEW
j YEAR INTERESTING
Last Opportunity for Public to Meet
President is Taken Advant
Washington, Jan. 1. Seldom has
there been a gathering at the White
house to fraught with the elements of
interest as that which assembled to
ilav to extend to President Roosevelt
wishes f r a happy New Year. It was
the last opportunity of the public to
n eet the present chief executive, and
v was distinguished by the attendance
of the diplomatic representatives of
nearly all nations of the worm, om
cinls from every branch of the govern
ment, and of citizens of every walk of
life. A shadow of sadness was cast
over the company by the recent terri
ble calamity which has fallen upon
the Italian people, whose ambassador
was present as dean of the diplomatic
AID OF WORLD FOR
Chicago's relief fund .........
California work fund ........
Boston's relief fund ..........
Anheuser-Busch Brewing Co.
U. S. Steel corporation ......
Christian Herald ............
John D. Rockefeller .........
Standard Oil company
Mrs. Russell Sage
New York Red Cross .
Wisconsin G. A. R
Moline Commercial Club ....
Baron de Rothschild
Council of Berlin
Bank of France
Sir Ernest Cassell
Brown, Shipley &. Co
Bank of England 2,500
French cabinet 2,400
Queen Alexandra ? .,.1,250
Prince of Wales 1,250
PREDICTED THAT SEISMIC TROUBLES
WILL CONTINUE FOR THREE YEARS
Rome, Jan. 1. Professor Alfani of covered consciousness to find them-
TO JOIN DAUGHTER
the Florence observatory, predicts
that the seismic activities will con
tinue for three years to come. He rec
ommends the enforcement of restrict
ive building laws in the earthquake
zones in Italy. .
Personal accounts of survivors ob
tained today all go to conjrm. . the
first reports of the extefof the dis
aster. They but add tfj the gruesome
recital of suffering ana- pathetic in
ability to help th injured.
ure of tne disaster ac tteggio
number of homeless chlld-
i cases little babies were
g about in the ruins. It
ible to restore them to
even if the parents are
y cases the Burvivors re-
selves far away from the scene of the.
Try to Kill Tlit-uHplvrn.
A large number of survivors havo
become insane. They try to throw
themselves overboard, if they are ft
sea, or hurl the rc'Ts nut of the car
widows.- - TT'hat has taken place at
Reggio has been a repetition of scenes
at Messina but the proportion of the
population to perish, at the former
place is higher. Totjay conditions at
Reggio are' worse thaifiit Messina ow
ing to the danger of an epidemic from
Mn- II urn Debrin.
It ias been proposed in small vil
lages where not one house remains
standing to set the debris on fire as
' a means of purification.
fidtnt of the Rock Island
mine will be a mile off
line of . the road and the
reach It has already been
It is hoped that the mine
lipping coal in three months.
position has been made to
by the Rock Island South-
lild a stub to Alexis, provided
Me of Monmouth see that $22,-
rth of bonds' are disposed of.
juth has already taken $125,000
and the business men hope to
25,000 more, provided Alexis will
care of $50,000. ; ,
UDENT'S STORY IS FALSE
tuckv Youth Corrects Kidnaoinn
Yarn Says He Ran Away.
..I ; 1 1 . ,r t -, 1TT111: .
uisviue, ivy., jau. i. minis rj.
h, the student who disappeared
the state university at Lexington
September, was not kidnaped, as
aidU Wednesday. He appeared in
Insboro, Ky.. Wednesday night,
Itg a Btory of having been seized
hrown into a box car and taken
ave in northern Wisconsin, iin-
e guard of several masked men.
day he said the story was a fab-
and ihat he ran away from the
itj to escape being hazed.
hlES REJECTS THE OFFER
r Champion Declines Guarantee
V $50,00 Made by Australian.
Vmroe, Jan. 1. James F. Jeffries
lisorl ati nffer made hv John
a purse of $50,000 for a fight
ck Johnson for the world s
ight .-, pugilistic . championship,
i or draw. Wren desired tne
take place, here on Melbourne
in November. In his reply to
er Jeffries says he will fight
BEGIN YEAR RIGHT
None of Those Celebrating New Year's
Arrival Step Beyond Bounds and
POLICE RECORD IS CLEAN
Hundreds from Davenport and Moline
Spend Evening Here Vigilance of
. Police Over Saloons Relaxed.
New Year's resolutions seem to have
been In effect before the real arrival
of the new year,- for the tab at the
police station today was absolutely
clean, and not a single disorderly bit
of celebrating was reported during the
night. Two young men who had
good start towards a New Year's spree
were given lodging over night, and this
morning turned out after being given
a lecture by the chief.
. Celebration Centers Here.
This is a very good record, when it
is considered that as a result of the
Iowa mulct law the people of Daven
port who could not watt two hours for
the new year without a little liquid re
freshment, came to Rock Island, and
there were also several hundred Mo
line people in Rock Island celebrating,
and in addition to these visitors, the
majority of the people of Rock Island
were celebrating, and many of them
confined the -alebration to an informal
watch party near a brass railing. -
Vigilance In Relaxed.
The saloons did a rushing business.
and until about 1 o'clock the merry
click of glasses and the tingle of the
cash register could be heard. Al
tnougn on ordinary days -and' occa
sions the police strictly enforce the
12 o'clock closing rule, in keeping
with the custom that prevails the
country over the authorities were not
keeping a very close watch on the
saloons last night, and no cognizance
was taken of the fact that the bars
were doing business overtime.
. . 5,000
. . 4,000
AUTO SHOW OPENS
Great Exhibit at Grand Central Pal
ace, New York, Biggest
Learned That the City of j
Maormina Escaped ?
RELIEF FUND GROWING
Is $110,000 Now Available and
Washington, Jan. 1. Good news for
many Americans was received at the
state department today in a cablegram
from Ambassador Griscom, at -Rome,
who reported that the Italian foreign
office assured him Taormina, Sicily,
Have 9110,000 Available.
The government and private citizens
throughout the. country are coopera
ting to relieve Italian sufferers. Alto
gether J110.000 has been made avail
able in this country through the . Red
Cross, which today dispatched 40,000
to Italy. Congress iil be' asked for a
liberal appropriation. Monsignor Fal
conio, apostolic delegate, has issued an
appeal to the Catholic chruch for con
tributions. Nearly AH Cities Reapoad. :
Dispatches to the Associated Press
; show that nearly every city of size has
I either started relief funds or is mak
ing preparations to do so, and sub-
Motor iScriptlons already total about $375,-
000. While the" Italians are foremost
in securing and giving, other classes
are contributing liberally, the various
relief organizations, newspapers, cham-
New York, Jan. l.-Vlsitors to the' ifl 8imi,ar lnstltutlons have 8tarted
Under Auspices of American
Car Manufacturers' Association
Open a Week.
annual automobile show of the Amesi
can Motor Car Manufacturers' associa
tion, which was opened at the Grand
GriMeom Sends Aid.
Rome, Jan. 1. Ambassador Griscom
Central Palace last night by Acting has decided not to go to Messina at
Mayor MeGowanf deelar-the-.decora--present- hb will await the "expected
tidons the most suitable ever seen In arrival of the American battleship
an Baseoau Magnate uics.
rd, 111., . Jan. 1. Joshua S.
rmer president of the Rock-
ball club 'Ct the Illinois-Iowa
e Beason, died . yesterday,
IE AT SAVANNAH
Jan. .1. With 17 passen-
the Norwegian- steamer
rtt Chri&tlana for Havana Rv4
Savannah ..caught fir?."
TAFrS WISHES FOR- .
THE NEW YEAR
Augusta, Ga., Jan. .1. Le
Matin of Paris cabled President
elect Taft for a New Year sen--timent
to be printed in the
Matin on New Year's morning,
suggested the following ques
."What is your wish for the
new year regarding the situa
tion at home and abroad " .
: Mr. Taft sent the following
' "My most earnest wish is for
the preservation of the peace of
the world and for the continu
ance of friendly relations which
this nation enjoys with all other
- nations of the earth. Let us
hope that with the 'completion of
the year 1909 the necessity of
settling disputes between na
tions by brute force will be
found even, more remote than
it is npw. y , : --::" i
"At home we ' all, of course,"
' look "forward to a continuance
of the happiness &nd prosperity ;
i we now enjoy,
HONOR THE SUPERINTENDENT
District Officer of Postal Given Rifle
, On His Retirement.
A fine Remington automatic rifle Of
.35 caliber, sent by Manager E. W
Schieberl of the local office of the Poa
tal Telegraph company, on behalf or
the managers and employes of the
eighth district, was presented today
to C. P. Fox, the retiring dlsti'ct su
perlntendent of the eighth district at
Des Moines. Mr. Fox has resigned
taking effect today, and is succeeded
by Superintendent A. B. Richards of
the fifth district, with headquarters at
Kansas City, Mo., the fifth and eighth
districts being merged. The rifle is a
token from the men who have served
under Mr. Fox. ' The men in the dis
trict promptly acted on Mr. Schieberl's
suggestion that Mr. Fox be given some
token of their regard. Mr. Fox has
been employed In the telegraph service
since 1872, beginning his career in
Chicago. He has been located at Des
Moines for 10 years. He leaves with
his family in the spring to engage In
farming in Montana, on his return from
a trip to Cuba, on which he will start
soon He has been with the Postal
company over 20 years. . .
GUN DEADLIER -THAN ENGINE
this city at an exhibition of motop ve
hicles and accessories. The old build
ing had been transformed until it could
hardly be recognized by those who
have seen it only in its usual undec
The attendance last night exceeded
that of any previous automobile show
held in the building. The lobby walls
were draped, and pages resplendent in
red uniforms and powdered wigs at
the head of the stairs handed pro
grams to the visitors.
Under Motor Car Management.
The American Motor Car Manufac
turers" association this year exhibits
for the first time as an Independent
organization. It heretofore has taken
space m exhibitions conducted by. the
Automobile - Club of America, which
has retired from show promotion.
In the present exhibition, which
runs every weekday until next Thurs
day night, the association has affilia
ted with it the Importers' Automobile
salon and the motor accessory manu
facturers. . ' '
Oscar Rosene Escapes One to Fall
Victim to the Other. .'
Oscar Rosene of Kewanee, who
three weeks ago was struck by a loco
motive and hurled 60 feet without ser
ious injury, was fatally shot In a hunt
ing accident near Galva yesterday.
The entire load from a shotgun took
effect in his side.. - '
GIVE CHIEF A
fleet in the stricken district. The war
ships will probably get to Messina next
week." The ambassador this morning
sent to Messina Major J. F. Reynolds
Landis, American military attache; .
Bayard Cutting, Jr., American vice . . ,
consul at Milan; Winthrop Chandler, , '
and the interpreter of the embassy,
with full instructions concerning the
methods to be adopted in search for ;; v
the Americans supposed to have been ':
in Sicily and Calabria at the time of "
The ambassador has communicated I
to the government of the receipt of ' '
the contribution for the sufferers of '
$50,000 from the American Red Cross, j
as well as the first contribution of :
$20,000 from the Christian Herald. ; ,. .
Aid From Illinois Cities. , : -:
Bloomington, 111., Jan. 1. Mayor .
Holland has started a relief fund for j
the Italian quake sufferers, and an ef-' '.. '.
fort will be made to raise a large fund. , - y
Galesburg. 111., Jan. l.rGalesburg ' . ; . j
citizens yesterday raised 600 for the f .
Italian earthquake sufferers.' : . '. T'
. Canada Gives $100,0k;v'--',:(V':;;;'A'
L. V. Eckhart is Presented with B.
O. E. Emblem by Members of
MAY MANAGE BLOOMINGTON
Catcher - McNamara of Albany .Has
Been Sent a Proposition. . ?
Bloomington may have W.. R ' Mc
Namara, catcher -with Albany ; in the
New York State league, as manager
of its baseball team. In fact,' ke seems
to be preferred now amonjf the nu
merous . applicants. A proposition, has
been sent him and. it he accepts he
will be the man. ' ' He la considered a
good player. to take 'thr-place' of " Ar
thur Wilson. T i -; -vi i ':.JiL
Fleet 619 mff-Z.1t6tt
-v Suez Jan. t -'-rii ited tatea bat.
Last evening when the officers of
the police department gathered at the
police station, Chief L. V. Eckhart was
given an attractive remembrance of
the holiday season by the members of
the departments in the form of a,beau-
tlftri-BPO. E. watch charm. . The
charm consists bT"fffcevyelk's tooth,
with gold mountings,, and fittingly 'Ill
scribed. The presentation was made
by Electrician George Hill, while the
men were in line for the evening roll
call. The chief was taken entirely by
surprise, and his few words of thanks
were feelingly spoken. The charm. Is
inscribed. "Rock Island Police Depart
ment" to Chief I V. Eckhart, Jn, Jan.
i, woo.-. . -v - :' ; ;- -? : r
Ottawa, Jan. 1. The government has
grantea ?ivu,uuu . ior sunerers or ine -earthquake.
This will be supplement- ;
ed by generous contributions from un
official sources. ' ; - j
APOPLEXY PR0VE$ FFAfn.
Edward Chamberlin, Stricken at Work,
' f Dies at Hospital
Edward Chamberlain, the employee
of the Boston shoe store who was sud
denlystricken with apoplexy whRe at
work 'and who was taken to th-hospl
taL died -early this morning "from the
effects ppf the strokei.-Tery little ..Is
known 'of . the relatives of. MJ. Cham
berlaa'ut an effort' is beins..jmade to
locat 2 J3em In. order to eewbatdla-
Lpor Xs. they desire tmad3t ottr .r-
home of tit
on .the ; vc.
Callahan and the friends , of J
Deaton, for whose murder. C
to be tried.:v The Callakai,
fortified , in the courthovi
general store of the lat
Hargl Is betdquaxtrr
In the woods , nee? ., I . :
County Judge S. C T
that he will not retu: t,
court over Callate: .
nor ot Kentucky-' f "
tect him frm th I
men in, JacibK, L-.
ahsnt- from the st: -
Uovernor JCox has - T
r- .fir- . S.
ay." The Savannah fire depart-'
I . . IV. L 1 1
Sunday C;: . '
vt apparatus to ngai me