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ROCK ISLAND AMHJ
SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 263.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1911. TEX PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
BAUD IT BAND
Rescue of German Engi
neer Held for $225,
DISAPPEARS MAY 25
Victim Engaged in Mapping
Mount Olympus When Seized
and Escort Murdered.
Ierlin, Aug. 23. It is reported here
that Dr. Edmund Richter, the German
engineer who was held by Greek ban
dits for $225,000 ransom, has been res
cued on the Greek frontier, and is re
turning to Salonika. Richter was en
raged fn mapping Mount Olympus, be
tween Turkey and Greece, under the
auspices of the German Geographical
society, when he fell into the hinds of
brigands May 25.
ESCOHT IS KILLED.
The capture took place inside of
Turkey territory and his escort of
Turkish gendarmes WBS killed. Let
ters from lilies, the bandit leader, de
manding a ransom, were delivered by
Turkish villagers. Germany acted
promptly, and a small army of Turkish
soldiers was sent in pursuit of the
bandits. For weeks the search for
Richter as without result. Recently,
it was learned, Ilfchter was held in
Tirnavos, on Greek territory, in the
house of one Delyannis.
XOT OKDIXAItY BRICASDS.
The news dispatches al.so insisted
Richter. line Miss- Ellen Stone, the
American missionary, who was ran
borned by a Bulgarian band in 1901 fo
$G5,0o0. had been captured not by ordi
nary mountain brigands, but by a
"Greek National no iety," the cap
ture being orsnn'.rrt by O plain Stra
i. formerly a Greek officer, w ha oyce
lived in America, and the affair was
incident to the band warfare between
irregular detachments of Greeks and
Bulgarians, breaking out anew in Ma
cedonia. DENEEN SAVES BOY'S LIFE!
rags Lad From in Front of Auto
Tlutt Wrecked Bicycle.
.Springfield. 111.. Aug. 23. Quick
action on the part of Governor
Charles S. Denecn saved Rufus Nel
son, a young negro, from possible
death yesterday afternoon when the
executive's automobile collided with
the youth on a bicycle. Nelson was
thrown from his bicycle only to fall
in the path of the heavy car. Just
before the machine passed over the
prostrate negro. Governor Deneen.
who had leaped from his seat, drag
ged Nelson out of the way.
The crowded condition of the thor
oughfare caused Nelson to swerve
his wheel in such a manner it was
struck by the executive's car. The
bicycle was wrecked and although no
'(.lame is ettached. Governor Deneen
v.r1ered the nerrro's property repair
ed t h's expense.
LIQUOR DRINKING GAINS
Figure Show Increase of S 1 21,OI9,
K2."t Ga Ions in 1011.
Louisville. Ky.. Aug. 23. That in
the last 12 months the consumption
of liquors broke all records and that
the people of the United States con
sumed over S.0'0.000 gallons more
f whisky and over 113.000,000 gal
lons more of beer in the fiscal year
ending June CO, 1911, than they did
fn the fiscal year ending June 30.
1910, is the announcement of the
National Model License league,
which has Just received the official
figures from R. E. Cabell. United
States commissioner of internal reve
uue. The total consumption of vdlstilled
spirits for the year Just closed was
1I.C0'U9" gallons: or boer. C3.
216. SM barrels or 1 .9".9.722.S23
gallons, which represents an increase
of t .3 gallons per capita.
New Bedford. Mass.. Aug. 23 The j
German cruiser. Bremen, arrived in(
Buzzard's bay today and it was an-,
ncucced it will conduct torpedo prac-i
tice in the hav. There was consld-
eiable local speculation caused as to
the right of a foreign warship thus
to Indulge in miiitarv operations in
United States waters. j
Warhington. Aug. 23. The plan of!
:'.:e vicrman cruiser. Bremen, to eon-
ct toiiiir t-xercU-.'s in Buzzard's (
it as said L y oi'.ci.v.s of the j
departi.: lit. is net &n un.jsuil!
I .-oorsTirf- !oi r foreign war.-al;. Sira-;
j.ar maneuver were previoatiy hetd j
ii American waters by foreign men-cf- j
ws-r, p&riica'aily .n CVsapeake bay. '
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
- and Vicinity.
Unsettled and continued cool
weather with showers tonight or
Highest temperature yesterday 74,
lowest 55, at 7 a. m. 57.
Velocity of wind 3 miles an honr.
Relative humidity at 7 p, m. 71,
at 7 a. m. 80.
Stage of river 3.5, a fall of .5 in
last 24 hours.
J. M. 43HERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Son sets 6:43, rises 5:15; moon sets
7 .07 p. nx; lli30 p. xru, eastern time,
new moon with the son In constella
tion Cancer; Jupiter and Venus, setting
after sun, now nearest each other, 2
TWO DIE OF COLD ON
A PIKE'S PEAK CLIMB
Woman, Eager to Scale Mountain,
Urges Husband 'on Found
Colorado Springs, Col., Aug. 23.
V. F. Skinner and wife of Dallas,
Tex., were frozen to death near the
summit of P'-ke'B Peak yesterday.
Their bodies, almost covered with
snow, were found by a boy walking
down the peak. It is understood both
victims were printers employed on a
Dallas paper. Skinner and his wife
started to walk to the top of the
peak early the preceding afternoon
and stopped at the office of the Pike's
Peak News, about three miles above
the Half Way house, to register.
Mr. Skinner, who was "about 53 years
old, doubted their- ability to reach
! the top of the mountain. Mrs. Skin
' ner," ten years younger, said:
' "I'm from Texas and they're not
going to say when I get back that I
could not climb Pike's Peak."
The couple were last seen about
4 o'clock by the crew of the' down
ward bound cog road train. Mr.
Skinner repeated his doubts to pas
sengers, but .Mrs. Skinner ins'sted on
i trying to reach the summit.
ATWOOD IS OFF FOR
NEW YORK AT 5 P.M.
Start From Castleton IXiayed by
Wait for Pontoons for His
fasflfton V Y Anir ??. Harrv At.
wood, who is making a cross couDtry
flight from St. Louis to New York, de
scended for gasoline here at 9:12 this
morning after flying 64 miles from
Fort Plain, where he left at 7:25. In
his 1,120-mile flight from St. Louis At
wood has touched earth 17 times.
Pending arrival of pontoonB for his
machine, Atwood said he would prob
ably start for New York at 5 this af
ternoon. CROWD AT BIER OF GATES
Tliree. Floors of New York Hotel
Uhed for Funeral Arrangements.
New York, Aug. 23. Nearly a thous
and persons gathered at the Plaza ho
tel today to pay the last tribute to the
memory of John W. Gates. Three
floors of the hotel were used for the
funeral arrangements. Mourners came
from every direction and flowers ar
rived by the carload. A special detail
of 100 police was ou guard to handle
While the ceremonies were in pro
gress there were memorial services at
Port Arthur attended by citizens from
other Texas points where Gates' inter
Iowa County School Funds.
Des Moines, Aug. 23. State Auditor
Bleakley today announced the total ap
portionment of interest and rents from
the permanent school fund for distri
bution among the counties of the state
Sept. 4. next, to be $107,914. Of this
Polk county gets $4,853; Dubuque
county. $2,465; Clinton county, $2,316;
Scott county, $2,S0t; Wapello county,
More Support for Wiley.
Duluth, Aug. 23. The Wiley contro
versy is expected to take a prominent
part in the sessions of the Association
of State and National Food and Diary
commissioners teing held here. The
Wiley men are said to have framed a
telegram to be sent to President Taft
bearing the signatures of a number of
the delegates. It is said the efforts of
many delegates to prevent the Wiley
case appearing in the session failed.
Walking Across Continent.
Chicago, Aug. 23. Frank E. Pleger,
who says he is a member of the Amer
ican Athletic club, and L. M. Court,
said to be a member of the New York
Athletic club, who are walking from
New Y'crk to San Francisco on a wag
er, arrived In Chicago today. They
left New York July 4 without money,
expecting to work their way to tha
Monument to Ralph Johnstons.
Denver, Colo.. Aug. 23. The board
of supervisors voted to erect a monu
ment in honor of Ralph Johnstone, the
aviatcr -ho wis killed during a meet
at Overland park last November. The
tablet TviU be r,'?c?d on the spot wh:-jyistc-e
s machine fell.
Trouble in Towns of Eng
land Caused by Hoodlums.
POLICE FORCES WEAK
Complaints Against Exorbitant
Prices Declared to Have
Newport, Monmouthshire, Eng
land, Aug. 23. Anti-Jewish rioting
at Tredegar and adjacent towns was
almost entirely the work of hood
lums, who obtained a strong foot
hold in those places because the
1 '-$0&'Kr-T. wKa, wUs
NEW3 ITEM President Gomez, of Cuba, has aroused much bitterness throughout the Island by -rder-Ing
the deportation ot two editors of a Havana newspaper which was hostile to Gomez's government. Tho
men were seized and bound, then placed aboard a vessel sailing for Spain.
forces of police stationed there are
small. Complaints against Jews ex
acting exorbitant prices were un
founded. uki.ii:vki DI E TO strike:.
London, Aug. 23. Jewish residents
here believe the riots at Tredegar and
other Welsh mining towns were indi
rectly due to the strike ferment and
that once the labor troubles vanish,
the present anti-Jewish feeling will die
a natural death.
EIPEIXED FROM DISTRICT.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 23. Five
hundred Jews, who were attending a
fair at NIzhrri-Novgorod, have .been
declared subject to expulsion from !
TO WED IN AN AEROPLANE
Girl Pins Hope on .Machine I
Built to Parry Four.
Ashtabula. Ohio, Aug. 23. An i
Ashtabula girl will be married in an
aeroplane at the home-week celebra
tion here In SeDtember. Sine A t-
. , ... . (and had expressed any choice,
wood flew through this city four girls Jhe UnionP VeteranUnicn re.elect-
have applied to taice trips on the air-!rd Jamea A Hard of Rochester, corn
ships and a fifth, whose name is mander-in-cblef.
withheld, offered to be married in
midair. The committee is looking: Sugar Still Advancing,
for an aeroplane that can sustain New York, Aug. 23. All grades of
four the operator, bride, bride- refined sugar advanced 10 cents a hun
groom and minister. dred weight today.
PRESIDENT RA9SES ISSUE THAT
WILL RAGE THROUGH CAMPAIGN
(Special Correspondence of The Argua.
Washington, Aug. 21. "The pres
ident has raised an issue which will
rage with unabated fury until the
close of tha polls in November 1912."
WUo Speaker Champ Clark threw !
dowe this challenge in what is now
regarded as one of the most brilliant
and militant speeches of Lis entire
career. It meant not only that the
democratic fight for lower cost of liv
ing w as to be one to a finish, but that
TAFT TO TALK TO
Twenty-five Thousand Veter
ans in Annual Parade at
Rochester, N. Y.
VIEWED, BY PRESIDEMT
McEIroy, Candidate for Commander,
Create Sensation by Claiming
Support of Executive.
Rochester, N Y., Aug. 23. The fast
thinning ranks of the Grand Army
passed in review before President Taft
today. The remnant of the Union's
defenders walked rather than march
ed, many of them haltingly, and with
apparent effort. As they endeavored
to keep slep to the music, they pre
sented a rsight that starred the hearts
of thousands of spectators to pity. Not
all the veterans were equal to the
task of covering the entire line of
march, and scores of them dropped
out before the parade reached the re
viewing stand. The parade halted at
frequent intervals to give the veter-
ans an opportunity to rest.
I'ocrix; into thk crry.
Rochester, N. Y.. Aug. 23. Not in
several years have Grand Army veter.
ans turned out in as large numbers as
for today's parade. More than twenty-five
thousand have already regis
tered, and the early morning trains
brought In additional veterans. The
main parade began to move as 'sooa
as the presidential party reached the
reviewing stand, and President Taft,
who arrived this morning, had taken
his seat. After reviewing the parade,
Taft was driven to the residence of i
tormer Senator and State i reasurer
Dunn. In the evening the president
will go to the convention hall and at
tend a camp-fire and address tho vet
erans. IVTEBFF.REXCE DEMED.
A mild sensation was created by a
charge that General McEIroy. candi-
!dat for commander-in-chief. was
rliminr th surnort of President Taft
in hi3 canvas. There were prompt de
nials from Washington that the presi
dent was taking sides in the election
Champ Clark fctm6eir was trie man j
best qualified to lead that fight.
Republicans as well as democrats ,
apparently realized this, as was c-vi- i
denied by the fact that when the
speaker's name was mentioned la'
connection with the presidency, the
big Missourian was cheered to the
To those In the galleries, too. there
was a significant meaning to this
wild demonstration; it meant that
Champ Clark of M'ssourf, who start-
IS A MYSTERY
Believed Enthralled Youth
Abducted Paris Louvre
PUZZLE FOR POLICE
Theory Is Man Entered Mu
seum Disguised as Worker
Paris, Aug. 23. Louis Lepine, pre
fect of police, frankly admits complete
mystification regarding the disappear
ance from the Louvre of the famous
picture known generally as the "Jlon
na Lisa," but popularly called by tha
French "La Joconde." The official be-
I lief is that the portrait was taken yes-
. v , i .
terday by a person who was disguised
as a workman and entered the mu
seum with the workmen.
mi'OssiriLi: to hkvi. it.
It is generally conceded that even h
dull person would have perceived th'
impossibility of selling a work so well
known, and, accordingly, psychological
explanations of the strange case are
sought. The attendants at the salon
Carre, where the painting had a place
of honor for five years, now tell of
having wondered at the longing regard
given the portrait by a young man, who
during recent weeks frequently vis
ited the Louvre.
IIKI.U BY "DIVIXE SMILE."
His appearance suggested he was of
a northern race. He would gaze
strangely at the dark Italian beauty as
though enthralled with her "Divine
Smile." The theory presented to M.
liamard, head of the French secret ser-
vice, is that this man of disordered
fancy has. abducted "Monna Lisa." so
that he may have her always
Paris, Aug. 23 "La Joconde," tho ,nS characteristic is the sphinx-like
masterpiece of Leonardo Da Vinci, ! smile. Da Vinci's model was the wife
has disappeared Uom the Salon of Francesco Del Giocondo, a Flor
Carre of the Louvre, where it occu- eutine. She Is shown seated in a
j pied the place of honor. The great !
museum has been searched from eel-!
ed lire as a poor barefoot country
5Hjy plowing corn on a rocky hillside
. ,-.,,... , . , .
" ev rrtheWht
H ' b
Ktt . , , . " "
the crowded chamber the din of ap-'
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.u,.. .v.. ..lUeiiOSha. Vvis. She Lad
K. . . . , . . , ,
v , ,, rv Z years ago. She disappeared laat f rl-
democratic horizon. The party bad'. ..? . -
I dav while suEeniis from nervous pro j
t Continued on Pa four. I 'tratlon.
HARMON VS TAFT
Clark and Wilson Stand Second
and I'hird Among the
ARE FEW FOR LA FOLLETTE
Unly Two Speak for Roosevelt,
While Bryan Fails to Receive
Mention in Poll.
Washington. Aug. 23. When con
gress adjourned yesterday afternoon
its work of preparation for the presi
dential campaign next year was large
ly done. At least it had reached -a
stage , where It permitted active mis
sionary work by the national legisla
tors, writes John Callan O'Loughlin,
the Chicago Tribune correspondent.
It does not necessarily follow that
members of the senate and house have
anything to say about the presidential
nominees who shall be selected as the
choice of their respective states. Some
of them retain a firm grip upon the
political machinery of their common
wealths and have a great deal to say
as to the attitude of the delegates sent
i to the national conventions.
Nevertheless, the opinions of the en
tire congress are Interesting as show
ing what the members believe to be
the situation at home and may be ac
cepted as indicating the situation at
the present time. This situation is
apt to continue, especially if the sen
ators and congressmen stand strongly
by the choices they express here.
TAFT HAS BIG LEAD.
In order to gain an idea of the views
of the entire country, the Tribune cor
respondent made a poll yesterday of
both houses of congress with reference
to the presidential nomination situa
tion. There are 90 members of tho
senate and 391 members of the house
This poll shows that President Taft
Is overwhelmingly the first choice of
the republican senators and members
for renomination. Senator La Follette
has a small scattered following.
So far as the democrats are concern
ed. Governor Harmon of Ohio is slight,
ly in the lead for first choice. Speaker
Champ Clark is a close second and
Wood row Wilson is third.
Thomas R. Marshall, governor of In
diana, Oscar S. Underwood of Ala
bunia, and John E. Dix, governor of
New York are favorite sons.
William Jennings Bryan has no one
to speak above a whisper for him. Jo
soph W. Folk, former governor of Mis
souri, while ostensibly the choice of
the Missouri delegation, really is
dwaifed by the sentiment in the dele
gation for Clark.
MXErP BV PARTIES.
The republicans of the senate and
houso were polled as follows:
For Taft. 156; for La Follette. 27;
for Roosevelt, 2; noncommittal, 21.
The democrats of the senate and
house line up as follows:
For Harmon. 54; for Clark, 61; for
Wilson, 37; for Folk, 13; for Marshall,
14; for Underwood, 8; for Carter Har
rison, 2; for Governor Foss, 1; for
Dix, 1; noncommittal, 82.
lars to attics In vain. M. Dujardln
Beaunietz, the permanent under-nec-retary
of fine arts, has telegraphed
lDe auiuunues oi uo ioss auu among
. t 1 Al-
j olner Pians lu lrace lue P'ciure, nas
i miinmoned all nhotneranhern who
have had the privileges of the Lou-
vre. The police are interrogating all
the curators and assistants. One ex
planation of the disappearance of
the treasure suggested, is that some
one perpetrated an extraordinary
practical Joke. The visitors to the
museum, among whom were hun
dreds of Americans, were quietly In
formed about 3 o'clock this after
noon that the museum was about to
be closed for the day and they were
requested to leave. After that no
cue wa admitted. Policemen at the
doors told inquirer that a water pipe
had burst, necessitating closing the
j building at an unusually early hour.
The proper name of "La Joconde"
j also called "MoniAt Lisa," la the Por-
trait of Madonna Lisa Del Giocondo."
It is one of the world's famous
J paintings and is held priceless. It
w as reported at one time that the
British government offered $D,')0i.-
wfJf' tor the work, which was refused,
It is the most celebrated female por
trait in the-world. The most strik
,fj-v chair on the left arm of which
she la i'-anlng.
Historical Paintings Endangered.
Chicago, Aug. 23. Historical paint
ings valued at $200,000, owned by
Charles F. Gunther, were endangered!
by fire in a six-story building on State j
street used as a candy hhop. Fire-'
men aulcklv removed the naintinza to i
safety. The damage to the building
Won'' Bod ,n Lke-
W.ke. III.. Aug. 23.-The bod.
of Mrs. F. L. Murray, aged 5o. wife of
i.v v . A,
a wealthy business man of this city,
..was found today in Lake Michigan
been in ill
health since tl
the death of a eon three I
Massacres and Attacks
on Missions Reported
AUTHORITIES IN CLASH
Joint Administration by British
and French Results in Up
rising in Islands. .
Victoria. B. C. Aug. 23 Th Join'
administration of British and French
In New Hebrides is not working well,
and a reign of terror prevails In the
islands, according to reports made by
Bishop Wilson, bishop of Mehanesl:t
Natives have been outraged, he Btat
ed. according to advices received by
the steamer Marama. which arrived
from Australia last nlgbt and there
have been several massacres and at
tacks on missions. An attack on a
French trading vessel at Malekula In
New Hebrides Is reported.
nonii.s tieii to poi.ks.
Three of the crew were captured and
killed. Their bodies were tied to poles
and carried up and down the beach
for exhibition and later eaten by can
nibals. TWELVE JURORS FOR
THE BEATTIE TRIAL
Sixteen Necessary to Allow I H-f
Chesterfield Court House, Va., Aug.
23. 1911. With 12 Jurors selected,
but with 16 necessary so the defense
may exercise the right of four per
emptory challenges, the trial of Hen
ry ("lay Beattle, Jr., charged with
wife murder, was resumed today.
The day was set aside solely for the
completion of the Jury, all witnesses
having been excused until tomorrow.
At the afternoon session the ICth
Juror was selected. An atitomoblI
carrying Heatt'e and deputies, mak
ing a tripfrom Richmond to the
court house, narrowly missed crash
ing into a Seaboard Air Line passen
ger train. The automobile was halt
ed Just in tlmo to allow the train to
pass. Beattle smiled at the incident.
FARMERS URGED TO
HOLD COTTON FOR 13
Senator (Vunnrittee Call oit IVank
er t Head of Movement by
the, I tears.
Washington, Aug. 23 "Hold cot
ton for 13 cents," in the advice to be
formally given to farmers' organiza
tions by a committee consisting of
Senators Williams of Mississippi,
Owen of Oklahoma and Representa
tive Uurleson of Texas, representing
a conference of senators and repre
sentatives from seven cotton grow
ing states. The committee will urgf?
banking associations to cooperate
against "bearish movement of specu
lators." ANTEDATES BIBLE FLOOD
Human Skull Umbered in HtoiM Un
earthed In Yyoinlrnf.
Laramie, Wyo., Aug. 2 3. K. H.
Adair of Lost Springs has unearthed
a human skull em he red in stone and
believed by archaeologists to bate
antedated the biblical flood.
HAS A BAD FINISH
Chicago, Aug. 23 After spending
$100 seeing the sights of Chicago, John
Finn, a farmer from Cascade, Iowa,
was found today in a municipal lodg
ing house by the police. Finn came t
Chicago with Mazle. his 18-year-ol l
daughter. laut Monday, and asked h-r
to wait In a drug store until he vluit-d
a friend. After waiting six hours th?
girl reported Lis disappearance to tho
Tour Families Rescued.
Chicago, Aug. 25. Four familien
were rescued from death by flames to
day when a supposed pyromanic, be
lieved to be seeking revenge on one of
the occupants of a South Hide tene
ment houe, inured oil about the struc
ture and et fire to it in three different
places. The alleged Incendiary wa4
seen crawling through a window
Kortly before the fire was discovered.