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Partly cloudy tonight and Wednes
day; cold tonight, warmer Wednesday.
Temperature. 7 a. m., 8; 2:30 p. nv, 18.
J. M. 8HERIER, Observer.
The Irgtis Classi
fied Cotttmns Tell
VOL. LIV. NO. 48.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1904.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
STOCK MARKET CARRIED
THROUGH SEVERE ORDEAL
tlakes Strong Rally After
Day of Many Uncer
LIKE THAT OF HAY 1901
All Lines, After Falling Off Sev
eral Points, Rise Above
New York, Dec 13. Today's stock
market opened weak and excited, with
prices generally lower.
Prices broke with geat violence with
the exception of the support for amal
gamated copper, which was lifted a
point over last night. United States
steel preferred fell 2, Union Pacific
2'. Erie 2. Baltimore ic Ohio 2,
sugar 2. Missouri Pacific and Penn
sylvanla 2, smelting 2 and the ma
Jority of active stocks l.to 1.
It Is no exaggeration to say Wall
street began the day with more anx
iety than it has shown since the May
panic of 1901.
Miif ' tmr Alarm.
Reasons for this feeling are plenty,
chief among them being the absolute
rollapae of the market at yesterday's
cIosh. revealing weak fipots in unlook
ed for places. The great majority of
brokerage houses had their clerical
forces at work till late Iat evening
and some of them worked long after
midnight examining accounts and is
suing imperative calls to customers
for more margins.
KuMf mrr Thlc-lu
Almost eTcry conceivable sort of
rumor was In the air this morning
but none of them could be traced to
any tangible foundation. It is an un
doubted fact that the m on led interests
-JUC.wtU. prepared for any emergency
The floor of the stock exchange was
crowded with excited members, the
greatest crowds being assembled
around the amalgamated copper and
steel trading posts, where the brokers
fairly mauled one another in efforts
to execute orders. Most of these were
to fell "at the market."
Vmmmtry Walta Mrrrl.
Scenes In brokerage and commission
house offices were especially anlmat
' cd and exciting, being crowded with
customers, many being from out of
town, apparently feeling it was to
their interests to be in close touch
with the situation. Telegraph opera
ators were sending and receiving
countless messages and it seemed as
If the country at large was waiting
on Wall street.
Sa apart la Maalfeated,
After the first hour of "disastrous
breaks in prices a powerful support
began to manifest itself and there
were spasmodic rallies all through the
list and the bears rushed to cover.
Amalgamated copper was three points
over last night's close and practical
gains to a point and over were re
corded. Trading was extremely fev
erish for a time but by 10 o'clock
the market settled down to a quieter
Bark to Hlsher Klare.
Occasional reactions occurred dur
ing the afternoon, but the general ten
dency was still upward and by 2
o'clock stocks of all classes were quot
ed a point or more above yesterday's
LAST PAYMENT FREES
ZI0N CITY FROM DEBT
Dowieite Community, One Year Ago in
at Receiver's Hands and Owing
$435,000, Now is Rejoicing.
Chicago. Dec. 13. Zion City one
year ago was in the bands of a receiv
er, and Its industries were burdened
with a debt of I435.00O. Yemeni ay the
lat payment of $140.m)0 was made
and Dr. John Alexander's community
was declared to owe nothing.
To Abolish Sunday Funerals.
Cincinnati. O.. Dec. 13. An effort of
union labor organizations to abolish
Sunday funerals has been formally in
dorsed by the Evangelical alliance.
repreenting the Protestant ministers
of Cincinnati, in response to an appeal
from the cab drivers union.
Morton to Stay in Cabinet.
Washington. D. C. Dec. 13. Presi
dent Roosevelt announces that Secre
tary Morton, at his earnest request,
has consented to remain in the cabi
net after March' 4 as secretary of the
Lord Curzon Assumes Duties.
Calcutta. Dec. 13. Lord Curzon re
assumed office today as viceroy of
flTf OF iCfllCUGO
IflKY PALL OF FOG
Chicago, Dec. 13. A heavy fog of
inky blackness enshrouded Chicago
for several hours today causing con
fusion among pedestrians and serious
ly interfering with street cars and
teams. Numerous accidents are re
ported. The total absence of wind co
incident with the combination of
smoke, snow and fog was the cause of
the extraordinary darkness. '
SELDOM ON DUTY
Rtsolution for Impeachment of
Judge Swayne Implies
NOT A RESIDENT OF FLORIDA
Did Not Register or Vote There and
Was Off Duty 212 Days of
Washington, Dec. 13. After Hemen-
way (Intl.), from the committee on
appropriations, reported the urgent de
ficiency bill to the house today. Palm
er (Pa.), from the judiciary commit
tee, called up the resolution having for
Its purpose the impeaching for "high
misdemeanor of Federal JudgeCbarles
Swayne, of the northern district of
Away 212 Daya of Year.
Palmer read the specifications against
the judge upon which the committee
based Its action. Palmer bad evidence
which showed out of each year Swayne
spent on an average of 213 days some
where neither. In h district nor
holding court. Swayne. he said, never
voted in Florida, never registered there,
and never lived there in any proper
sense of the term. . .
The senate today agreed to a reso
lution granting the use of the pension
building for the inaugural ball, also to
the house resolution for adjournment
for the Christmas holidays extending
from Dec. 21 to Jan. 4.
STUDENTS SECURE PRIZES
Dubuque and Grand Rapids Men Gain
Honors at Rome.
Rome. Dec. 13. The distribution of
prizes among the students in all the
ecclesiastical colleges connected with
the propaganda took place yesterday,
the whole staff of the propaganda pre
siding. Students of the American col
lege received 32 medals. Among the
winners were John Wolf of Dubuque.
Ia.. In moral theology, who was the
only recipient of a first medal, also
secured the second medal by drawing
with four others. In metaphysics
George Dequoy of Grand Rapids,
Mich., and Mary Driscoll of Boston
drew for both medals, the first going
LAWYERS GIVEN $750,000
Huge Fees Allowed Attorneys for In
dians in Citizenship Cases.
South McAIester. I. T., Dec. 13. The
Choctaw-Chickasaw citizenship court
at Tishmongo has fixed the fee of
Mansfield. McMurray & Cornish, the
attorneys for the nations in the citi
zenship cases at $750,000. The attor
neys held out for $1,000,500 under con
tract for 9 per cent of the value of
the allotments haved by the rejection
of claimants to citizenship.
DOGS SCALD TO DEATH IN A CAR
Bursting Steam Pipe Causes Loss of
Sheboygan, Wis., Doc 13. Over
half a carload of performing dogs,
valued at $2,000. were found scalded
to death by a bursted steam pipe
when the baggage car in which they
were was opened here. They had
been shipped from Fond du Iac by a
Des Moines Chilled.
Des Moines. Dec. 13. The coldest
weather of the winter was experienced
here this morning. The thermometer
recorded 4 degrees below zero.
MRS. A. W. ARMOUR
FOUND DEAD IN BED
Kansas City. Dec 13. Mrs. A. W.
Armour, mother of Charles W. and
Klrkland B. Armour, the packers, was
found dead in bed at her home today
from heart disease.
RETURNING HUNTER ALONE FOILS
ATTEMPT TO ROB WESTERN TRAIN
Refuses Demand of Four Masked and Armed Men on Oregon
Flyer and Though Wounded, Returns Fire
and Protects Property.
Portland, Ore., Dec. 13. An attempt
of four masked armetr men to hold up
the Spokane flyer on the Oregon Rail
road & Navigation company's line,
just outside of Portland, was pre
vented by Bert Yetter, who was re
turning from a hunting trip.
PRESIDENTS OF MAIL CARRIERS
REMOVED FOR VIOLATING RULES
Washington, Dec. 13. Postmaster
General Wynne today removed from
office Frank H. Cunningham, of South
Omaha, Neb., a rural carrier, presi
dent of the National Association of
Rural Carriers, and James C.
Keller, of Cleveland, who is head
of the National Association of
FOR BIG DAMAGES
Two Centralia Young Women Bring
Actions Against New York Men
Centralia, 111., Dec. 13. The MIsse3
Elizabeth and Beatrice Proulx of this
city have brought suits In New York
against men of prominence there for
soms aggregating $125,000. Elizabeth
sues Adolph P. Metz of the Kursheedt
Manufacturing company of New York
for $25,000, and Beatrice sues Dud
ley S. Joseph, a member of the New
York Consolidated Stock Exchange,
for $100,000. Both actions are for
betrayal under promise of marriage.
The mother of the young women lives
here, but the daughters left here last
summer and went to New York.
MEN DECLINE TO BATTLE:
' RECEIPTS ARE TOO SMALL
Honey Mellody and Buddy Ryan Re
fuse to Meet at Harlem
Chicago. Dec. 13. "Buddy" Ryan,
the local welterweight and Billy Mel
lody of Boston, who were to have met
in a ten-round battle before the Har
lem Athletic club at Harlem last night,
refused to fight. at the 11th hour when
they had sized up the attendance.
The fighters claimed complimentary
tickets had been sold and that there
was' not enough real money in the
house. They demanded a guarantee
of $1,000 before they would don the
gloves, but this was refused by the
management. According to the agree
ment the men were to have fought for
CO per cent of the gross receipts, but
this contract they ignored when it was
discovered there was not much more
than $900 in the hall.
The failure of the men to fight
caused considerable disturbance
among the spectators who had paid to
see the battle. "Kid" Howard who
looked after the distribution of the
tickets, jumped into the ring and
stated that only 100 complimentary
tickets, which he was entitled to, were
given out, and that all over that num
ber had been sold. Sig Hart, who
looks after the interests of Ryan, also
stated his side of the story, as did also
Mooney. the manager of Mellody.
London. Dec. 13. Ben Jordan de
feated "Pedlar" Palmer on points In a
10-round match before the National
Sporting club last night. Palmer was
favorite in the betting at odds of 7
to 4. Ill feeling between the contest
ants augured for a fierce fight, but In
reality the match was disappointing.
Not a single effective blow was struck
throughout, there being frequent
clinching. Both men finished without
a scratch. The match wa for a purse
of $2,500 and $500 a side.
OFFICIALS IN RAIL WRECK
Several Hurt in Crash on the Pennsyl
vania at Spring Valley, Ohio.
Xenia. O., Dec. 13. A disastrous
wreck occurred on the Panhandle di
vision of the Pennsylvania railroad
near Spring Valley yesterday, when a
special train carrying a number of
railroad officials collided with a freight
train. Those most seriously Injured
were Engineer John Woodall, Fireman
William Penn and Charles Baker, con
ductor of the special, and William
Mills, engineer, and Edward Myers,
fireman of the freight.
. Treasurer and $50,000 Missing.
Logansport. Ind Dec. 13. County
Treasurer Frank Obenchain has been
missing for two weeks. His shortage
is estimated at $50,000. Obenchain. it
Is said, has been heavily interested in
Virginia oil companies. He was elect
ed treasurer four years ago. His term
expires Jan. 1.
The supposed bandits ordered Yet
ter to throw up his hands, and 'when
he failed to comply they began firing
at him. Yetter was shot in the side
and slightly wounded, but returned
the fire and wounded one of them.
The attempted holdup was aban
doned, and the men escaped.
Letter Carriers. The dismissals were
the results of an investigation of
charges of insubordination and of be
ing absent from duty, without leave
and violation of the president's order
prohibiting individual or organized at
tempts of government employes to in
fluence legislation or to solicit an in
crease of pay. - ;
OUST BEEF TRUST
Object of Action Begun by Gov
ernor of . Montana in State
BIG FIRMS ARE DEFENDANTS
Injunction Asked to Prevent Their
Doing Business, Combine
,, ' ' . .'which was about to be levied upon by
lttJL0betUn college. This claim. Olcott
strain the socalled "beef trust" from
doing business in Moriana. The cor
porations named are- Swift & Co.,
Hammond Packing company, Cudahy
& Co., and Armour & Co., of Chicago
and the Hammond Packing company
of Puebk), Colo.
In addition to alleging that the firms
named-hare-- tortfrm trust for the
sale of their goods la "Montana, it Is
alleged that the combination extends
to the purchase of live stock in the
Chicago market. :
The application alleges:
"That the people of Montana pro
duce annually larce numbers of cat
tie and sheep and thai Chicago is the
principal market at wfcich such cattle
and sheep are sold; that defendant
ana otner corporations constituting tne
beef trust are the principal purchasers
In the market and have formed the
trust for the purpose of fixing the pur
chase price paid to Montana producers
of cattle and sheep and of preventing
competition by other -intending pur
It is asked that the companies be
restrained from doing business in Mon
tana, and their property in this state
be forfeited and that, a fine be im
IS NO FAMINE JN IRELAND
Ambassador Choate Says Conditions
Do Not Justify Alarm.
New York, Dec. 13. United States
Ambassador Choate, in response to a
cable dispatch from the editor of the
Christian Herald, inquiring into the
extent of the reported famine in Ire
land, and asking whether the condi
tions were such as to justify an appeal
for American aid, has sent this re
London, Dec. 13. Klopsch, New
York: Have heard of no general fam
ine; would not recommend appeal.
VIRGINIA TECHS ON A STRIKE
Junior Class of 130 Men Quits Blacks
Blacksburg, Va., Dec. 13. The jun
ior class of the Virginia Polytechnic
institute, composed of 130 men, quit
the institute yesterday afternoon be
cause of the dismissal of one of their
members. The sophomore and senior
classes also have become involved,
and it is likely they also will leave.
Verdict Against Machen, Lorens
and the Groffs for Postal
Washington. Dec 13. The District
of Columbia court of appeals today
affirmed the decision of the criminal
court in the postal conspiracy cases
of August W. Machen. George F. Lor
ens, Samuel A. Graff and Diller B.
Groff, who were sentenced to two
years imprisonment in' the peniten
tiary and to pay a fine, of $10,000 t-
Other Men of Means In
volved in Chadwick
A PITTSBURG BANKER
Woman Used Influence Nature
of Which Has Not Yet
New York, Dec 13. Mrs. Chadwick
was taken from the Tannbs to the fed
eral building where It is reported she
intended to give bail. It is probable
she will start for Cleveland tonight.
New York, Dec. 13. "I was a lamb
and regret to say that for 15 days I
believed in Mrs. Chadwick and was
one or her many victims, saia ex
Judge William M. K. Olcott, of the law
firm of which ex-Gov. Frank S. Black
is a member, today.
Olcott further said Mrs. Chadwick
visited the firm March 2 last, and of
fered Black $1,000 to go to Cleveland
and help settle her affairs. Black re
fused, and it was arranged for Olcott
to go instead.
Spent Frultlem lJJlj".
Olcott spent March 4 in Cleveland
in an endeavor to relieve Mrs. Chad
wick from a threatened attachment
understands, was later paid, but not
through his firm's auspices. His trip
was futile, as Mrs. Chadwick refused
for one reason or another to show him
the securities, which she had informed
him she had possessed. She had
shown Reynolds a certificate for five
millions securities held by him to
make good her statement.
Paid S5O0; Borrowed lr00.
For his day in Cleveland Mrs. Chad
wick gave him $500. but before leaving
the city the woman borrowed $1,500,
which raised some suspicions against
her. She retained his confidence until
he heard she was representing him as
Carnegie's representative. He then
lost all faith in her and again went to
Cleveland and forced her, through
threats of legal prosecution, to pay
him money he had loaned her.
. This terminated his firm's connee
tion with Mrs. Chadwick, although he
said she had made repeated attempts
to retain the firm to help her out of
Offered Plannible Story.
"I cannot reveal the secrets of my
client," said Olcott. "but I want to say
she gave me reasons for the inception
of the trust fund which have not yet
been told, which impressed both Gov,
Black and myself, and which I am not
at liberty to disclose."
Mr. Chadwick Cheerful.
New York, Dec. 13. Mrs. Chadwick
was In cheerful spirits today and talk
ed somewhat freely in the Tombs. She
said that it is her positive determina
tion to go back to Cleveland today.
Lawyer Powers announced all inten
tions of securing bail for Mrs. Chad
wick have been abandoned in view of
yesterday's indictment in Ohio.
At the present time the attention of
those most interested in the case is di
rected toward Pittsburg.
It is more than hinted if the full
facts are ever known it will be found
some paper negotiated by Mrs. Chad
wick is lying in the strong boxes of
Pittsburg financial men.
Say C hadwick Kaovra AIL
Oberlin, Ohio, Dec. 13. President
Beckwlth, when shown the Paris inter
view with Dr. Chadwick, who seemed
surprised that his wife was so heavily
Involved in America, said Chadwick
knew all about the matter upon his re
turn from Europe last August. Beck
wlth claims Chadwick had discussed
the Carnegie notes with Reynolds and
himself and declared Chadwick should
be brought back to this country and
Debt la I!ruM-l.
Brussels, Dec. 13. The Etoile Bei
ge asserts it has been discovered that
Mrs. Chadwick left debts In Brussels,
notably $18,000 due for jewelry and
$12,000 owing to a lace merchant.
While in Brussels she lived expensive
ly. FITTSBl'HO CREDITOR REVEALED.
Jantea Wood Friend, the Maa Who Learn
ed Mrs Chad vr Irk $500,000,
Pittsburg. Pa., Dec 13. That J. W.
Friend, multi-millionaire, ironmaster,
vice president of the Pressed Steel
Car company of Pittsburg, and vice
president of the German National bank
of Allegheny, , Pa., was the "angel'
'tCDnllnuejS oof-rag's F'eaT.)'
AUSTRIAN LAWMAKERS IM
RIOT WRECK MEETING HALL
PREVENTED ST THE
TRIAL OF SASONEFF
St. Petersburg. Dec. 13. The trial of
Sasoneff, who assassinated Minister
Von Plehve in July last, and of Sikor
ifsky, his accomplice, began behind
closed doors before the court of ap
peals today. Extraordinary precau
tions were taken to prevent the threat
ened demonstration of revolutionary
Sasoneff was sentenced to penal
servitude for life and Sikorifsky to
20 years of penal servitude.
Governor of Mississippi in Speech
at Cotton Carnival Deals With
the Nergo Question.
SAYS EQUALITY IS A FARCE
No Use Attempting to Cover Up Truth
Receives Invitation to the
Jackson, Miss., Dec. 13. Gov. Varda
man, In an address at tne cotton car
nival yesterday, said:
"We ought to tell the truth about
the situation here. Instead of going to
the congress of the United States and
saying that there is no distinction made
in Mississippi because of color or pre
vious condition of servitude, we ought
to tell the truth about it, and say this:
Tried and Palled.
"We tried for many years to live in
Mississippi and share sovereignty and
dominion with the negro. We saw the
public funds squandered, we saw the
civilization that our forefathers fought
for passing away, and the law" of self
preservation, being the first law, we
"We rose in the majesty of the high
est type of Anglo-Sa-xon manhood and
took the reins of government out of
the hands of the ska'awag and the car
petbagger and the negro, and so help
us God from now on we will never
share any sovereignty or dominion
with him again."
Got. Vardaman Invited.
Washington. D. C. Dec. 13. Formal
announcement has been sent to Gov.
Vardaman, of Mississippi, that Theo
dore Roosevelt will be inaugurated
March 4 and inviting him to attend.
Similar announcements were sent to
all governors. Whatever talk there
may have been, if any, about not in
viting Gov. Vardaman on account of
his attack on the president, was noth
ing more than talk.
LA F0LLETTE WILL SEE TO
REFORMS IN THE STATE
Wisconsin Governor Will Not Run for
Senator Until His Present
Task is Accomplished.
Toledo, Dec. 13. In the course of a
reception given for him yesterday af
ternoon Gov. La Follette Bald: "I
will not be a candidate for senator un
less I can -first get matters settled in
the legislature, but no man has suc
ceeded In making me say that I will
not be a candidate. There are mat
ters pending that I should like to aid
the senate in disposing of, so far as
am able, but I will not leav Wis
consin until the things that we have
fought for are nailed down and clinch
ed under the bottom. The issue for
'he next 10 or 15 years is whether the
government shall be for the special
nterests or for the people, and it will
be settled right within that time.
"We must have one more thing in
Wisconsin, a provision that every vot
er must put his mark opposite the
name of every candidate he votes for.
No more voting in the circle and swal
lowing the whole ticket."
NATURAL GAS KILLS THREE
Aged Woman and Two Children Vic
tims at Springfield, Ohio.
Springfield. Ohio, Dec. 13. Mrs.
Bridget Dougherty, aged 75, son James
aged 50, and daughted Anna, aged 55.
were smothered to death in their home
by natural gas.
CAR IN THE FOG
Chicago. Dec. 13. During the fog
today a Chicago Terminal switch en-
Tine struck a Halsted street car. fa-
Uilly Injuring Motorman Waldron, and
jerlously injuring seven passengers.
Opposition Successful in
TROOPS DRIVEN OUT
Furniture Smashed Into Pieces
Which Are Used Effectively
Budapest. Dec. 13. The opposition
party this morning were successful in
preventing the opening of parliament.
Just before the time appointed for the
commencement of business they mus
tered in full strength. Not one of tha
government's supporters -had arrived
and the presence of a personal guard
of 40 men provided for the protection
of the president, in the house seemed
to inflame the opposition deputies.
Scuffle With Guard.
With opprobrious shouts tho depu
ties advanced to the platform aud a
scuffle with the guard ensued. Depu
ties fought their way to the platform,
tore it to pieces, scattered the debris
over the house, tore to atoms tho
codes of law on the president's table,
smashed tables and chairs, destroyed
the platform and distributed the bro
ken pieces among the deputies who
thus armed attacked the guards and
after a brief fight drove them from the
Dealt Torn Down.
Desks were torn down and the inter
ior or the house almost completely
wrecked. After completing the ruin
the opposition members established
themselves on the site erstwhiln oc
cupied by the presidential rostrum.
The liberals have been summoned
to a conference to decide upon their
course of action.
Later Sitting; Arranged.
Later sittings of both houses of
parliament were arranged today and
postponed until tomorrow.
Claim of Monk to be Able to Raise
Dead is Considered Worth
London. Dec. 13. An independent
investigation is being made of the
power to raise the deau and heal tho
sick claimed by Father Ignatius, the
famous Anglican monk of Llanthony.
Yesterday the mong reiterated his
firm conviction that the daya of mira
cles are not yet past, and that he him
self had been the agent of God in
their performance, even to tho raising
of the dead. He has kept silent here
tofore because he promised the late
Dr. Pusey to do so, but he feels that
so much doubt and evil prevail at pres
ent that it Is his duty to speak.
STATE FAIR DATES FIXED
Will Open Sept. 30 and Close
The date for the next Illinois state
fair has been chosen. The fair will
open Sept. 30 and closes Oct. 7. The
dates for state fairs were selected, at
a meeting last week in Chicago of tho
American Association of Fairs and
From the south and the north, the
east and the west, and tho middle
states were members in attendance,
and many new ideas were given as to
the methods of conducting fairs. Tho
different ways of selling tickets and
checking the ticket seller, and the
giving out of passes, received much
All of the old officers were reelected
with the exception of Vice President
J. T. Stucky. of Van Wert. Ohio. J. I
Carpenter, of Carpenter. Ohio, having
the honor of being placed in that mmI
tion. Dates of fairs to be held in 1905 by
the different states were fixed as fol
lows: Missouri. Aug. 18 to 25; Iowa.
Aug. 25 to Sept. 1: Nebraska. Sept. I
to 8; Minnesota. Sept. 4 to 9; Sioux
City, Sept. 4 to 9; Ohio, Sept. 4 to 9;
Wisconsin, Sept. 11 to 16; Topeka,
Kas., Sept. 11 to 1C; Indiana, Sept.
11 to 15; Kentucky, Sept. IS to 23;
Hutchinson, Kas.. Sept. 18 to 23; Illi
nois, Sept. 30 to Oct. 7.
Off Portuguese Africa.
Lisbon, Dec. 13. Twenty-one ves
sels of the Russian second Pacific
squadron have arrived at Mossamedes,
Portuguese West Africa, bound eaat-