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ROCK ISLAND ARGU
SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 236.
THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1911.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
IN A HOLDUP;
Three Robbers Flee After
One of Number is
WORK IS ABANDONED
Northern Pacific Limited Halt
ed at Midnight in North
Grand Forks, X. D., July 20 Train
No. 2, east-bound Northern Pacific
North Coast limited, -was held up fcj
three masked robberB near Buffalo, N.
I)., at midnight. The robbers secured
$500 from passengers, and wounded
Engineer S. P. Olson of Fargo, In order
to make him stop the train. The rob
bers made a successful escape in an
automobile whlrh was awaiting them
near the scene- of the deed.
CARRIES RICH HAILS.
Usually the limited carries rich
hauls, and It is thought the men took
longer going through the day coaches
than they planned, or they would have
tried their hand at blowing the ex
press safe and rising the registered
St. Paul, July 20. The Northern Pa
cific trairs. which was held up near Buf
falo, N. D., arrived In St. Paul this
morning. Passengers are of the btlief
that one of the robbers was bit by a
bullet fired by a sleeping car eonduc
The robbers went through the
! t-rvatioii car, which was the rear
on the train, and two sleepers.
HIT IS SHOCLIJER.
v..,...' The robbers were at work in
t..? bi'cund sleeper the sleeping car
conductor lired. and it is believed that
Le hit one of the robbers in the shoul
der. The bandits immediately aban
doned their work and escaped.
0K OF MOST OAHIXG.
The performance as executed was
one of the most daring ever perpetra
ted in this part of the country and
showed the men were no amateurs at
the business, as every movement was
cleverly planned. Whc-n the train stop
ped at the high bridge at Valley City,
three men boarded it and went into
the rear coach, heavily armed and
hhooiit R recklessly In order to intimi
i,i m: rp TRW CREW.
They first lined the train crew up at
one end of the car, and then proceed
ed to search the passengers In the ob
servation and two sleepers. In all they
secured about $500 from this part of
their robbery. In order to awaken the
occupants of the sheplng car. a shot
was fired down the center aisle, nar
rowly missing the head of one of the
passengers and Imbedding itself in the
KGIKER RKFCSEJI COMMAJTD.
After seacrhing the occupants of the
berths, they clinibod out of the diner,
over the baggage and express car, to
the eugine, reaching that part of the
train when near Buffalo. They order
ed Engineer Olson to stop the train, so
they oould get off, and when he refus
ed to comply, two shots were fired di
rectly at him, one miraculously glanc
ing off his watch and the other strik
ing him on the rib, injuring him
aito rn wArrnfl.
After being wounded, Olson stopped
the train, sxd the three men, who were
all masked with polkadot handker
chiefs. Jumped quickly from the train
and escaped In a waiting automobile.
Gates Continues to Gain.
Paris. July 20. The condition ot
John W. (Gates. the American financier
fhowed further Improvement today.
SCORES OF LIVES
"DISASTROUS WRECK ON!
DENVER & RIO GRANDE
IS AVOIDED RULE
Grand Junction. Col.. July 20. A
wr-ck in which scores of passengers
might taT len ki!ld was avoided
when, contrary to custom, a freight
train on the Ienver & Rio Grande rail
road preceded the Transcontinental ex
press a few minutes out of Debecu
jturiay ana pro tnruugn a cnae
over which the express train was dua I
to pate a few mlmiTes later. The ; Edward RobSnette, a negro farm
freight train had waited at Debeju; J band. wh0 last night shot and
for the exi r- train to pass, but the I wounded Sylvia Price, the pretty
dispatcher n.vi'Ay allowed it to go j daughter of hU employer, who re
ahead, with ;h tectlt it was wrecked, j pulsed advances. His fats depends
No one was loured. The nagman ;
rush d back and signaled the possess-i
vr train, t
Foraout Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island. Davenport, MoibM
Generally fair tonight and. Friday,
not much change In temperature.
Temperature at 7 a, m. 65. Highest
yesterday 82, lowest last night 61.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 4 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 39,
at 7 a. m. 74.
Stage of water .8, no change in
last 2 4 hoars.
J. 1L Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Son sets 7 3, rises 4:43; moon rises
12:12 a. rru; 6:06 p. moon In con--Junction
with Saturn, passing from
west to east of the planet, 3)& degrees
north thereof; 1 a. m planet Uranus
In opposition with the sun, 190 degrees
from that body; now nearest earth and
barely risible to naked eye between
Satrlttarius ind Caprieonras; sun's dec
lination toAiy, 20 degrees 40 minutes
north of cek6t3al eiuat.
ON CANADA GREETING
Advocacy of "Union" Sentiment May
Chill Iloception Awaiting the
Detroit, July 20. At the conclusion
of thl3 afternoon's convention of the
National Editorial association, or Na
tional Press association, as it hereaft
er wlil be known, the delegates will
embark on an all-water trip to Mon
treal and Quebec. They also will visit
the regions of northern Ontario.
There i3 much speculation among the
editors as to what kind of a reception
they will receive in Canada. On tue
opening day of the convention several
speeches were made in which a "Un
ion'' with Canada was strongly advo
cated. So much was said along this
line that a great many delegates havo
been dubbed "annexation boosters. '
Judge Sutherland of Toronto, on the
floor of the convention, took exception
to tiie union sentiment and spoke
warmly against it. Speaking of tae
Canadian visit, one of the prominent
delegates said: "I think we will he
lucky if we escape without hostile
NEW YORK AT MERCY
OF INVADING ARMY
Thrilling Night Encounter Results In
Penetration of the lefense
Block Island, R. I., July 20. In a
thrilling night encounter in Block Is
land sound between the "invading" fleet
and the defending vessels, the former
claims to have penetrated the line of
defense, and, as a result. New York
and Boston today are at the mercy of
armed foes in theory.
GERMANS IN MEXICO
Apial Is Made to Their Native Gov.
ernment Strong Anti-Foreign
Berlin. July 20. Tweney-flve Gtr-jing
man families at Orizaba, Mexico, evl-
dently apprehensive of the fate of of scouts." He said the "boy j
Germans who were killed by rioters ai8COUt movement should be shunned l yi
Puebla. have appealed for nrotecticn evry boy in America who scorns to
The government has taken no steps
as yet pending a conclusion of an in
vestigation by its represent n
Mexico. It regards the position not
only of the German but all foreigners
in Mexico as dangerous on account of
strong antlforeign movement.
FROM CHOLERA ZONE
Principe Pi Piemont Reaches New
York Quarantine With Several
New York, July 20. Another ship
from the cholera country, the stealer
1'nncipe in nrraoui, i rum vtenoa a.nu
Naples, anchored at Quarantine today
with several hundred Immigrants. whitbe roads, after August l, next, will
must undergo a bacteriological exam
ination before they are permitted on
i the mainland. 1'nder states and fed
eral rule the steamer may be detain
ed 10 days.
POSSE IS ON TRAIL OF
A BLACK MONSTER
Lynching Probable if Farmers Appre-h-ml
White Girl's Assailant
n Crosse, Wis.. July 20. A
thousand persons are hunting for
t n whether officers er farmers Cnd
him first. Tile
girl la expected to r-jto
"WHAT AILS THE CRITTER ANYWAY?"
HIT BY LABOR
Condemns Movement to
ALLY OF CAPITALISM
Hidden Behind Guise of Pat
riotism, Declares Report
to State Convention.
LaCrosse, Wis., July 20. In hi3 an
nual report to the convention of th
Wisconsin State Federation of Labo?
here today, Assemblyman Frank J.
Weber, of Milwaukee, organizer and
chief officer of the state body, fiercely
attacked the boy scout movement.
The speaker declared that the boy
scouts were nothing less than an ally
of capitalism, hidden behind the gu..-ej
ADVISES BOYS TO SHt'X IT.
"As a trade unionist who is opposed
to destruction of human life and staia.-
the soli with innocent blood, I am
opposed to this military organization
become a legalized, salaried, profc,s-1
sional murderer to serve the interests
of the class of privilege."
STRIKE ONLY AS LAST RESORT.
The report declared against strikes
in industrial disputes except as a last
resort criticised the republican and
democratic parties in Wisconsin and
demanded the election of federal
CONTROVERSY IS ADJUSTED
Commerce Commission Arranges
Washington, July 20. A controver
sy over switching charges exacteci by
railroads entering Chicago and tho
Chicago district has been adjusted by
'the commerce commission. Through a j
1 ' i iawu., aiu.iaicu m uj i
lines opening in the Chicago dismci
absorb In their rates switching
charges on all freight in carloads ex
cept grain. The agreement
consiaeraoiy lower rates to smpprs. 1 6tore N,nth find MaJn street8 ln th9
It Is not likely the carriers will agieeheart of the cJty this morning, he'dj
grain, although such an arrangement
will cost the big lines a large suet
WIFE OF LEA RECOVERING
Trip From Fast to Denver Result in
Gain ln Health.
Denver, Colo., July 20. Mrs. L:ke
Lea, wife of United States Senator
Lea of Tennessee, who was rushed .-
Denver last week frors Deere Park,
Md., while she was suffering from a
relapse following an operation, is im
proving rapidly, and Is now conslderel
out of danger. Senator Lea, who sub
mitted to a transfusion of a Quart ot
blood from hia own veins ln an effort
save the Ufa of Mrs. Lea, will
'la a few days for KuhvlIJe.
REAL FATHER OF
So Dubbed in Investigation of
Sugar Conpany in Prog
ress in New York.
ANTEDATES OIL COMBINE
Blames Politics for Disturbing Cor
, poxation's Affair- Says -lie's
' Now Poor Man.
New York, July 20. "Ah, here's the
real father of the trusts," said Repre
sentative Madison of Kansas to a reply
by John E. Parsons, former counsel
of the American Sugar Refining com
pany, in the sugar investigation today.
"I'm willing to take the blame for
originating the idea of consolidating
the sugar interests into a big company
In 18S7," said Parsons. Parsons went
further and said this was the first big
combination, even preceding the Stand
ard Oil and Madison's remark fol
lowed. BELIEVES IS COMBINATIONS.
Parsons further said he thoroughly
believed in the combination of capital,
labor, or any other interest for the
"How long did the refineries com
pany last?" was asked.
"The change began when a political
party brought suit to disorganize the
North River Refinery company," said
"What party?" cried most of the con-
"We call it Tammany hall."
Then all of them wanted to know
"Well, that was about the opening
shot of a political party against trusts,
and both parties have kept it up ever
since. That's why I'm not a good
party man now."
Secretary Freeman of the company
stated he was unable to find the mys
terious resolution which Havemeyer
put through the board of directors in
1891 approving "applications made by
KANSAS CITY HAS A
jeweler Held I'd In Store and Tray
of Ihamonds Taken One
Kansas City. July 21). Two men
,f, j th FYanklin .lewelrv comnnv-
up B. J. Franklin, at the .point of a
revolver, grabbed a tray of diamond
and ran down an alley. When Pur
sued by Franklin they fired, danger
ously wounding B. A. Seftz, a bystand
er. Later one of the robbers was cap
tured. He gave the name of Jcun
One Burned to Death.
Denlson, Iowa, July 20. Arthur Wil
kins was burned to death and another
is missing as the result of a rcysier
ious fire which destroyed the boai
ing house of Mrs. Ellen Dawes
Sugar Up 10 Cents.
New York, July 20. All grades cf
reined sugar advanced 10 cenu a
hundred weight today.
Commissioner Smith De
clines to Divulge Find
ings to Committee.
IS FORBIDDEN BY LAW
Information to Be Held Until
Its Release Is Ordered by
Washington, July 20. Efforts of the
house steel trust committee today to
get from Commissioner of Corpora
tions Smith the facts relating to his
investigation of United States steel
corporation, not yet published, were
blocked by Smith's emphatic refusal to
answer such questions, saying the law
forbade such disclosures except upr.u
the president's authority.
INVESTIGATION IS RESUMED.
Smith agreed to take up with Presi
dent Taft the matter of making public
the information sought. The steel iu
vestigation was resumed today after
nearly a month's respite and Commis
sioner Smith was the first witness
Smith 6tated the corporation bureaus
"steel trust" investigation began in
1906 and his bureau has an annual Ap
propriation of $200,000 for its
KREi I EXT ri.ASIIES.
"This committee can't sit perpet
ually," said Mr. Stanley, who added,
it was due the committee, the coun
try and the steel corporation that
the facts be released. The mem
bers of the committee and the com
missioner clashed frequently. Rep
resentative Littleton of New York
denounced the law governing the bu
reau, as it is construed, as a "mon
strosity." WICHITA EMPLOYS RECALL
Voters to Pass on Ousting of Mayor
Wichita, Kan , July 20. It was an
nounced today that enough signature
had been obtained to insure the recail
election of Mayor J. H. Graham and
Commissioners Leach and Campbell
of this city. Petitions for tile recall j
of the officials have been in circ :1a !
tion for several days. Friends of Lin-
coin McKinley, chief of police, who rs- j
signed recently at tne request of the
mayor, have been active in obtaining
signatures to the petitions.
BAILEY WILL IS PROBATED
Widow .Named a Sole Heir and ah j
The will of the late Jacob C. Baiiey
of South Rock Island, was yesterday!
admitted to probate by Judge B. S
Bell. It named the widow, Mrs. Cath
erine D. Baiiey as sole heir and as ex
ecutrix of the estate. The Instrument
was drawn and dated May 'i, lSOi.
Plot Against De La Barra.
Mexico City. July 20. The police are
Investigating an alleged plot to assas
sinate President De La Barra.
CITY A BANKRUPT;
MAYOR IS IN JAIL
Citizens of Lawrence, Mass.,
Offer to Barter Away Right
of Self Government.
Loan of $500,000 Is Asked of State
Hundreds of Employes
Boston, Mass., July 20. A commit
tee of citizens from Lawrence, on of
the largest cities in the commonweal; h
of Massachusetts, a chosen delegation
of responsible business men, waited
upon Governor Foss yesterday and lor
the loan of $500,000 offered to, barter
away the right of the citizens to gov
ern themselves for a period of 10
A story of a city's shame was told
and its darkened history exposed. M.
T. White, former mayor of Lawrence,
now occupies a cell in Jail. Up tit a
few months ago, he was one of tli9
most respected citizens of the city and
widely known throughout the state. He
was accused and convicted of complic
ity in graft cases. Then he resigned
the oflice of mayor.
Graft cries were raised every day
and it was found upon investigation
that the city was bankrupt. Hundreds
of city employes, mostly In the public
works department, have been dis
charged, as there was no money to
AID OF CORPORATIONS ASKED.
The present mayor, who was elected
when Mayor White resigned, was forc
ed to ask the large corporations to ad
vance their tax assessments for the
year. The American Woolen com
pany, one of the largest manufactur
ing concern in America, aent a check
for a little less than $50,000.
This was needed to meet current ex
penses and thus it comes about that
the city has been forced to go to the
legislature for a loan of $500,000 lor
10 years. During that time the cir.y
is to be ruled by a commission ap
pointed by the governor and over
whom the citizens of the city will hava
The situation has attracted the at
tention of noted publicists, and the
right of the state to deprive 100,000 cit
izens of their rights is widely discuss
ed. Lawrence is the best known of
the eastern manufacturing cities and
its population is growing rapidly.
CLIMAX OP Mt'NICIt'AL GRAFT.
The climax of the city's disastrous
financial condition came last Monday,
when Mayor Cahill refused to pay any
bills against the city except the regu
lar June draft for current expenses,
which fell due July 12. More than
$3S,000 of this draft remains unpaid.
As soon as the hopelessness of tho
situation became known, the call was
sent out for the meeting of represen
tatives of the leading Interests in
Lawrence. The remarkable propooi
tion to the governor followed.
AVIATOR FALLS ON A
Harry Cowling, His Iliplano Turned
Turtle, Picks Out a Soft Land
Chicago, July 20. A haystack today
saved the life of Harry Cowling, an
amateur aviator flying a biplane in
the open field south of Fifth avenue
and Twenty-third street. White
banking for a short turn, the aer
plane turned turtle and dropped f0
feet to the ground. As the machine
was turning over. Cowling made a
desperate leap and alighted ln a
haystack, uninjured. The machine
Fort Madison, Iowa, July 20. Avia
tor Ail ken fell today with his biplane,
but escaped unhurt. The biplane was
City Ilejxirted at Mercy of Knemy
and Iteing Pillaged French
Port Au Prince. July 20. The
revolutionists occupied Cape Haitien j
last night. The enemy also attack- j
ed Fort Liberate as President Simon j
and his troops withdrew. j
Cape Haitien, Haiti, July 20. The
city 1b at the mercy of the revolu
tionists and Is being pillaged. The
French consul was slightly wounded
while offering protection to the lo
Washington, July 20. Lack of
sufficient warships available to cover
all parts of Haitien coast, now se-th- j
ing with rebellion, is creating some i
anxiety among offic'als here. Reports ;
from Minister Furniss clearly indl
cate he views
the situation with '
Falling Block Kills.
Pisa, Italy, July 20. A hu?e block of
marble fell at Carrara auaries carrvin
down a number of workmen. Twel"e
bodies were recovered. Four were fa
tally injured- '
Former Senator Denies
Having Urged Candida
cy of Lorimer.
WIEHE PASSES THE LIE
Applies Ugly Word in Refuting
Testimony of Burgess as to
Smoking Car Talk.
Washington, July 20. Former Uni
ted States Senat&r Aldrich of Rhode
Island flatly contradicted at today's
Lorimer investigation Edward Hlnes'
testimony that Aldrich asked him to
urge Lorimer to become a senatorial
candidate and had advised Governor
Deneen that Taft had expressed the
belief that Lorimer could be elected
and was the most available man.
Aldrich told of several conversations
with Hlnes concerning the Illinois sen
atorial election ln which Hlnes inquir
ed of Taft's attitude toward Ixrimer'B
possible election. "I told Hlnes that
Lorimer's candidacy would not be ob
jectionable to the president," said Aid
rich. DID XOT IHGE ELECTION.
Aldrich denied he told Hlnes he
wanted a senator elected because of a
prospective close vote on the tariff
"As a matter of fact, as far aa the tar
iff was concerned we were better eff
with a vacancy than with a senator.
With a vacancy we needed only 45
for a majority. With him we needed
47." declared Aldrich. Lorimer's at
torneys on cross-examination, endeav
ored to show that Aldrich might hae
said, "acceptable" to Taft. Aldr;ch
emphatically declared he said "not ob
jectionable." that he meant that woid
and nothing more. Aldrich added ne
knew Hlnes would use the Informa
tion at Springfield in an effort to elect
"LIAR," SAYS TVIEIIB.
Washington, D. C, July 20.
Christian F. WIehe, secretary of the
Edward Hines Lumber company and
George M. Reynolds, president of the
Continental and Commercial Nation
al bank of Chicago testified yester
Mr. WIehe, the last witness yes
terday, used the short and ugly
word in denouncing his accusers. Ho
declared that William Burgess, who
claims to have heard him say in the
smoking compartment of a sleeper
on the Winnipeg Flyer enroute from
Duluth to Virginia, Minn., on the
night of March 7, 1911, that he con
tributed $10,000 toward a $100,000
Lorimer fund, was an "absolute
Mr. Wiehe said the story was a
"frameup" between Mr. Hurgess and
Wirt If. Cook of Duluth, who has ap
peared as a witness regarding other
conversations relating to Senator
KKYXOI.DH RICKS I P IIINK.
Mr. Reynolds corroborated state
ments made by Mr. Hluf-s with ref
erence to telephone conversations
which the latter had with Governor
Deneen and Senator Lorimer from
the banker's private office on the day
of Senator Lorimer's' election.
He said that, although he old not
hear the conversations, Mr. Hines
told him thf-lr Import. Mr. Rey
nolds repeated all the details. Just
as given on the witness stand by Mr.
Hines, regarding the midnight con
ference between President Taft and
former Senator Aldrich and the lat
ter's activity for Mr. Lorirner.
George Edmonson Dead.
Chicago, July 20. fJeorge Edmon
son, 71 years old. former president of
the county board (if cmmlrislon rs.
and at one time active In democratic
politics, died today of injuries receiv
ed a month ago when he fell from
SCHEME OF LEWIS
COURT SO INTIMATES IN
SHIP PETITION OF
St. Louis, July 20. A petition ot
creditors for a blanket receivership
for all of the property, companies
and enterprise of E. i. Lewis was
granted Today by Federal Judge Dy
er and Mcpherson. The court'a de
cision takes the property out of the
hands of the reorgan'zation syndi
cate and names the St. Louis I'rJon
Trust company as receivers. Judge
McPherson declared If a fraction of
the allegation made in the receiver
ship petition were true the Lewis
affair constituted one of the most gi
gant'c frauds of the ceatory.