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Fair tonight and Tuesday; rising
temperature. Minimum temperature to
light will be about 10 below. Tempera
ture, 7 a. m., 24 below; 3:30 p.m., 10.
J. M. SHERIER, Observer.
All the JVetvs
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That' The Irgus.
VOL. LIV. XO. 101,
MONDAY, .FEBRUARY 13, 190.3
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Will Not Ask Others to
be Party to Retrogres
STORMY SENATE SCENE
Roosevelt Scored by Members
Before Final Ratification
Washington. Feb. 13. President
Roosevelt will not present the arbitra
tion treaties as amended by the senate
to the countries with which they were
negotiated. In reply to numerous in
ouiries Secretary Hay today made in
substance the following statement:
Onr Way uf HcJ-ct Inic It.
"The president regards the matter
of general arbitration treaties as con
cluded by the senate Saturday. He
recognizes the right of the senate to
reject a treaty either by direct. vote in
that sense or indirectly by changes
that are incompatible with its spirit
In Slrp llm-knaril.
"Me considers that, with the senate
amendment, the treaties not only cease
to be a step forward in the cause of
general arbitration, but are really a
step backward. Therefore, he is un
able to present them in this altered
form to the countries with whom we
have been in negotiation."
4 iiIIoiii Suyn Seiuitr in Itlulit.
Washington, Feb. 13. Senator Cul
lom. chairman of the committee on for
eign relations, after reading Secretary
Hay's comment on the action of the
senate- in amending the arbitration
treaties, said: "The senate's iosition
is right absolutely. If anything is
lone hereafter the president will have
to lake the senate luto his confidence.
It ruiulit require a little xuofii lime but
otherwise I can see nothing in the sen
ate's course inharmonious with the
president's interpretation of his treaty
To Sol- Mntrlmoil Tnnclr.
Washington. I). C. Feb. 13. A plan
was perfected by the leaders of the
house whereby the statehxd bill may
be brought into that Imdy and sent to
conference without running the slight
est risk of having the senate amend
ments concurred in by a union of the
few republican votes with those of the
No effort will be made to send the
bill to conference until assurances are
forthcoming that the senate fully ap
preciates the unyielding position the
house has assumed.
If such assurances are received, a
rule will be drawn under which the
bill can be sent to conference without
subjecting it to a motion to concur in
the senate amendments.
IIIIIh PummciI by llounr.
The house passed the following
To extend the time for completion
f a bridge across the Missouri river
ut Pierre. S. l.
To permit the building of a dam
across the Mississippi river between
Sauk Rapids and St. Cloud. Minn.
ARE FINALLY RATIFIED
WITH THE (AMENDMENT
Washington. 1). C, Feb. 13. The
senate in executive session Saturday
ratified arbitration treaties between
the I'nlted States and eight European
gocriiments. At the second session
the treat ies were amended and ratified
with only nine votes against the
amendment made by the senate com
mittee on foreign relations.
Situation Una Mrninrit.
The situation in the senate over the
arbitration treaties has been strained
for several weeks. The first protest
against the treaties were made by sen
Htors from the southern states who
sought an amendment which would
preclude the xtssibility uf arbitration
of claims against their states by rea
son of repudiated bonds.
hnr Airr-tirnt to Trrnt).
1-ater it was suggested that r.n
amendment should be adopted which
changed but one word, that of "agree
ment" to "treaty." in article two, mak
ing the article read:
"In each individual case the high
contracting parties, before appealing
to the permanent court of arbitration.
vh.il! conclude a special treaty defining
clearly the matter hi dispire. the scope
of the iHiwers of the arbitrators and
periods to be fixed for the formation
if thi arbitral tribunal and the sev
era! stages of the procedure."
The amendment answered, the pur
(Continued on Page Eight.)
MAY BE PLANNING
A WAR ON CHILE
Valparaiso Newspapers See Menace in
Peruvian Loan of $2,500,000 for
Purchase of Warships.
Valparaiso, Feb. 13. Apropos of the
$2,300,000 loan recently negotiated by
Peru for the purchase of warships,
the papers here warn the government,
"Peru again is on the warpath, in
tending" to repeat her disastrous and
treacherous adventure of 1S79, when,
after several years of secret prepara
tion with Boliva, she declared war on
Chile, when the latter's army consisted
only of a few more than 2,00 men in
"The lessons of the Peruvian treach
ery of 1S79 ought to be remembered
by the government. That country is
acting only under sentimental reasons.
Like the l'enfant terrible of South
America, she cannot be trusted with
out running the risk of serious trou
ble." PLANS INQUIRY
Czar Orders Commission to Re
port on Cause of Work
OBJECT IS TO RELIEVE IT
Two Hundred Victims of Troops have
Been Buried at Lodz
St. Petersburg. Feb. 13. An imper
ial decree orders the formation of a
joint commission to ascertain immedi
ately the causes of the discontent of
St. Petersburg workmen and to devise
measures to prevent such discontent
in the future.
TSenator Chidlovski. a member of the
council of the empire, is made presi
dent of the joint commission and it
fs to consist of representatives of gov
ernment departments, the various in
dustries, and the workmen. The pres-
dt nt is authorized to report in person
to the tmperor and determine the num
ber and mode of selection of the com
mittee. Uulrt Only On Mirfacr.
The predictions that further disturb-'
ances would be created yesterday by I
the striking workmen and their sym
pathizers were falsified by events. The
day passed quietly. The Nevsky Pros
lct and other principal streets were
thronged by fashionable people, walk
ing and sleighing. A strong force of
police was n duty, but otherwise the
appearance of the city was normal.
At the Mali theatre last night a
scene was created by cries of "Down
with the autocracy," and personal
abuse of the emperor. The demon
strators were ejected from the theatre.
The police continue to make arrests.
141 Hurled nt l.oil.
lyodz. Feb. 12. The town is quiet.
It is semi-officially announced as the
result of disturbances here 144 bod
ies l.jve been buried, while 2u0 wound
ed persons are still in hospitals.
mr llrlnrn to Work.
Warsaw. Feb. 13. Ttere was a par
tial resumption of work today at some
of the smaller concerns. The official
rejKirt is that c,no persons were arrest
ed in connection with the strikes
of whom oST have been released.
Mtuntiuu I Hotter.
St. Petersburg. Feb. 1".. The strike
situation, according to reports from
the interior is everywhere improving,
evtn in Poland. Here all danger of
a renewal of the acute stage seems to
have passed. All works with the ex
-eption of the PutilofT Iron works and
(o others resumed work.
THUMB PRINT POINTS GUILT
Adams Express Messenger Confesses
Theft of Package.
Pittsburg.-' Pa.. Feb. 13. Traced by
a thumb print on the seal of the pack
age. Iroy Ive. an Adams express
aiessenger. has confessed the theft of
a package containing $5.C.".0 on Jan. IS.
Ijove accompanied the detectives to
'lis home and returned $".3T7 of the
KILLS WIFE AND SELF
Dubuque. Iowa, Feb. 13. Anton
Westmark today shot and fatally
wounded his wife and then blew out
his brains. Jealousy was the cause.
Strike is Ended.
Essen. Feb. 13. The coal strike is
entirely ended. Full sdiifts went into
he mint s today.
TO EXPLAIN THE
Washington, Feb. 13. Senator Ba
con today introduced a resolution re
citing the agreement between the dip
lomatic representatives of the United
States and the Dominican republic in
January and calling upon the president
for information concerning it.
HOCH'S PLEA WILL
BE HE IS INSANE
Does Not, However, Take Kindly to
Idea Advanced by His
Chicago, Feb. 13. George Slyter,
a carpenter, declared positively today
that Hoch was the janitor of the so
called "castle" of H. H. Holmes who
committed many murders in this city.
Hoch denies Slyter's statements.
Police Inspector Snippy expresses the
opinion Hoch had nothing to do with
Chicago, Feb. 13. Johann Hoch, the
man with a hobby. for widows and an
irresistible fondness for separating
them from their money, is insane, ac
cording to his attorney, Isadore Plot-
ke. When the man is arraigned "in
sanity" will be the defense, unless
present plans are changed.
"Ur-r-r-r!" said Hoch, when he was
asked yesterday if he was insane. It
was apparent that he did not take
kindly to the idea. It was apparent
there will be a tussle with his counsel
before he consents to pose as a men
tal weakling before a jury.
"I have nothing to say," Hoch added,
more affably. He was eating his din
ner in the basement cellroom of the
Chicago avenue station. He punctuat
ed, his remarks by waving his beer
"I have an attorney." he said, "but
I may have something to say about
my defense. Am I crazy? If you ask
me. I say that -everybody is crazy.
Only some more as others."
HAVE SfyALL ENGAGEMENTS
Both Japanese and Russians Under
take Minor Offensive Movements.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 13. A dispatch
from Kuropatkin says: "Early on the
morning of the 12th 300 Japanese cav
alry attacked a bridge near Fcngtze
kong and damaged 30 yards of rail
road. Train service was resumed af
ter some delay. The Japanese bom
barded Pout i loft hill and Sekseyan
with siege guns the 11th. One officer
was killed, and several wounded."
Tokio. Feb. 13. The Russians con
tinned to liombard a portion of Oya
ma's center and right on Saturday.
The Japanese recently surrounded a
Russian cavalry detachment near
Hsienchang killing three of the enemy
and wounding 11.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 13. Quiet con
tinues in this city. Clen. Kouldars,
commander of the third Manchurian
army has taken over command of the
second army recently vacated by Grip-enberg.
(JNBURNED LETTER MAY CONVICT SENATOR MITCHELL
Falls Into Hands of Authorities and Shows Attempt to Coach Grand jury
Testimony of Partner Latter Hakes a Confession.
Portland, Ore.. Feb. 13. "Burn this
This urgent entreaty, appended as a
postscript to a letter written by United
States Senator John H. Mitchell to his
law partner. Judge A. H. Tanner, did
not keep from the flames a confidential
epistle that lias been handed to the an
ihorities as the most damaging bit of
evidence that the lawmaker has tried
to wriggle out of the land fraud scan
lal by getting others to commit per
jury. (ihra Ip by eerelr.
The letter was surrendered to I'nit
?d Stairs District Attorney Heney by
Harry C. Robertson, secretary to Sen
ator Mitchell, and it will appear in the
rase as an exhibi: tending to show that
the senator deliberately tried to coach
his partner on the testimony he should
jive before the grand jury.
It is in direct support of Tanner's
confession yesterday that he perjured
himself to shield Mitchell from in
lictmenf. all by agreement.
Follottr-d fiprrrli In Senate.
The letter, which was written Feb.
5, three weeks after Mitchell had flood
ed the senate chamber at Washington
with, his tears, and had weepingly de
claimed to his colleagues that the
throws an important light on the se-j
cret partnership agreement for the ill-J
vision of fees for land office services
Its value in showing that there was " "uu
a system for "splitting up" the fees! Portland, Ore., Feb. 13. The federal
is indicated by the urgent postscript grani jnry Saturday -afternoon indict
that Mitchell attached, iniplorias Judge, ed Congressman J. N WUamsoa and
OF MASSACHUSETTS IN THE HOUSE
Latter Takes Unction at
er's Paper New Yorker Implies a
Washington, Feb. 13. Immediately
after the house convened today Sulli
van, of Massachusetts, addressed the
house in reply to certain statements
regarding himself alleged to have been
printed in the New York American.
Sullivan's remarks were the outcome
of last week's debate on the railroad
rate question, in tho course of which
he inquired why W. II. Hearst, of New
York, was not present to explain his
own bill. The article in question. Sul
livan said, touched his representative
capacity "and is a deliberate insult to
one member by another."
Call Hint tnkuonn.
Sullivan referred to Hearst as an
"unknown man or political novice
whose only recomnxaudation is his In
As soon as Sullivan concluded Hearst
rose to reply. He denied he either
inspired or suggested the p-ublication
referred to but said he assumed all
responsibility for it. He then sprang
a sensation which set the house in an
uproar. He charged that John A. Sul
livan was one of two brothers who
had kept a saloon in Boston where a
Several Hotel Buildings Burn
With Loss of Several Hun
CHICAGO FLAT UP IN SMOKE
Oldest Church in the Northwest Ter
ritory Destroyed at Mari
Mobile, Ala.. Feb. 13. A lire which
destroyed the Battlehiuise, Mobile's
historic hotel, the Commercial hotel
and several adjoining buildings was
gotten under control at daylight today.
The total loss is $4'i.fHm. There was
no loss of life.
Chicago, Feb. 13. Twenty-four fam
ilies were made homeless by a fire
which today destroyed a four-story Hat
building in Webster avenue, entailing
a loss of $100,liii0.
Oltlent ( liiir-h Oextroyeil.
Marietta. O.. Feb. 13. Tho First
Congregational church, the first church
built in Northwest territory, was de
stroyed by fire today. The church was
built in 17SS.
Porter's Daughter to Wed.
Paris, Feb. 13. Invitations have
been issued for the wedding of Miss
Elsie Porter, daughter of Ambassador
Porter, to Ir. Mende, of Zurich, Switz
erland, which will take place at the
church of the Hoy Trinity on March 4.
Tanner to keep the matter
and not to trust anything-
his closes friends. '
Ilolil flan In Outlined.
In the communication, which Mitch
ell evidently thought had been made
safe from curious eyes by the "burn
this" request, the senator outlines a
plan by which he was to get hold of
the law firm's books in order to learn
exactly how his affairs stood.
He advises Judge Tanner to give
everyone the slip and to meet him in
Washington, bringing with him all the
ledgers and bank books and leaving
everything else locked in the safe.
Then to let Mitchell know when to ex
pect his visitor a message was to be
"John leaves for Washington this
e veuing. Tanner."
After an elaliorate outline of the
"facts" that would bo admitted by the J
senator in his defense, the wholt of
which the government prosecutor con
tends shows the line of testimony that
Tanner was to give, Mitchell takvs oc
casion in his letter to cheer the drooping-
spirits of his partner by throwing
this admonition into his "coaching"
"You muat not get rattled or alarm
JUDGE TANNER OWNS UP
TO PART HE-TOOK TO
QUICI n U1Q PARTMPR
Article Appearing in Oth
murder was committed and that tho
two Sullivans were indicted for man
"I would like to ask the gentleman
from Massachusetts" calmly inquired
Hearst. "What he-knows about tha
Sullivan arose and facing Hearst
said, "If the gentleman is asking that
question of me I-will be very glad to
Hearst ignored the remark however,
liuuer or Pennsylvania appealed to
the speaker to know if there was any
power to prevent a continuance of tht
The speaker ruled that Hearst was
proceeding by unanimous consent
Hearst cut short his remarks with the
statement that he was proud of the
hostility of such as Sullivan and that
he would continue "to incur the hos
tiliay of that class of individuals" so
long as he was in journalism or In
Proceeds to HhnIik-mm.
The house then proceeded to the
consideration of bills relating to the
District of Columbia.
MRS. EDWARDS MAKES
Philadelphia Woman Tells How She
Accomplished Murder of Her
Philadelphia, Feb. 13. A petition
asking for the reopening of the case of
Samuel G reason, colored, was filed in
the supreme court today. U reason and
Mrs. Kate Edwards committed murder
of the latter's husband, but in a re
cent confession the woman exonerated
Greason from all blame. A supplemen
tal confession by Mrs. Edwards was
also presented to court. In it she says
she gave her husband liquor until he
became intoxicated and then hit him on
the head with a hammer until dead
Her daughter, Mary, who witnessed it
all. Mrs. Edwards says helped her
throw the IkjcIv into the cistern. Marv
is now in St. Louis, and the police of
ficials there have been asked to keep
her under surveillance. Mrs. Edwards
prison-born child was taken from her
today by a sister of charity and brought
The supreme court refused to re
open the case of Greason. Unless the
board of pardons, which meets Wed
nesday, interferes the woman and
Greason will IkiiIi be hanged on Thurs
day. Girl Gets $2,000 for Broken Arm.
Kickford. 111., Feb. 13. Mrs. Isabel
la Meredith has been given a verdict
of $2,ooo against Frank Ward, a mem
ber of an automobile club, for a brok
en arm received in a runaway caused
by Ward's automobile.
a secret 1 his partner in the sheep business. Van
-even tojGesner, also A. K. H-iggs. land commis
sioner at PrinevIIIe, Ore , charging
conspiracy to defraud the United
States of public lands.
Judge A. H. Tanner. Senator Mitch
ell's law jartner, confessed in Judge
Iiillinger's court Saturday to per
jury in his evidence given before the
federal grand jury in connection with
the investigation of land frauds in this
state,' when testimony was being taken
wjili a view to connecting Mitchell
with the conspiracy to defraud the
Aftrrriupnt With llt-h-ll.
Tanner, in bis confession. staged that
there was a business pzrecnvnt be
tween Mitchell and Taunt r tha:
Mitchell should have the proceeds of
the practice of the law firm in the fed
eral courts and that Tanner should
have the proceeds resulting from prac
fiice before any of the governmental
departments which would involve Sen
aor Mitchell's oath that he would not
take part in any law proceeding in
which the government is Interested.
Taaarr's Full Mafeiurut.
Judge Alfred H, Tanner made the
following statement to the Associated
"No one knows the torture I have
e ndured since Jan. 1. wh n I made
the statement to the grand jury con
eern'ng the date of the copartnership
agreement U tn S na'or Mitchell
and myself. The bust etraw came,
however, when I learned that the fed-
(Continued on Page Four.)
GOLD WEATHER RECORDS
BROKEN IN NORTHWEST
NOW UP TO NORTH
English and Russian Agents Close
Cases Latter Express Their
Paris. Feb. 13. The international
commission which is inquiring hit j the
North sea incident Uulav heard the
conclusions of the British anil Russian
igtnts uixui the testimony presented.
The Rriiish conclusion maintaimd the
testimony showed no torpedo boats
were present, therefore the tiring wa:
unjustifiable, whereas the Russian con
clusion held the testimony showed tor
pedo boats were present and that the
firing was fully warranted. The Rus
sian statement closed with a declara
tion of profound regret at the fact that
innocent lives had been sacrificed and
announced the willingness of the Rus
sian government to pay indemnity to
the survivors of the families of the
victims leaving the amount and parti
tion of the indemnity to The Hague
Francis Kossuth Calls on Francis
Joseph to Discuss Hun
INTERVIEW IS A HISTORIC ONE
First Time Political Leader Had Vis
ited Ruler Who Sentenced
Father to Death.
Vienna. Feb. 1:1. Francis Kossuth, the
leader of the independence party in the
Hungarian parliament, had an hour's
interview with Kmperor Francis Jo
seph yesterday. The event is historic.
for ii is the first time Kossuth has
crossed the threshhold of a Hapsburg
palace to meet the ruler who sentenc
ed Louis Kossuth, his lather, to death.
Kossuth explained to the emperor
the political situation in Hungary.
The coalition of all the minor parties
it the election Jan. 2i'. gave the united
opposition, or, in fact, the independ
ence party, full control of the lower
house of the Hungarian parliament.
Mill l)t 4'oinjilelc llll-M-lill-ll--.
The independence party's program
is the complete independence of Hun
gary from Austria as a nation, but
Hungary's continuance under the per
sonal sovereignty of the head of the
house of Hapsburg. and a mutual pro
tective unit between the two nations.
This policy was fir.st enunciated by
Kmperor Charles in 171'".
The prospects of the successful de
velopment of the independence party's
program are now brighter than they
have been for years past, and it is
hoped that the near future may see the
stablishment of a system of interna
tional life between Austria and Hun
gary which ultimately wt.l lead to re-
ations s'.nilar to those existing be
tween Norway and Sweden.
taxurra Kmprrur of l.)nlt.
Ml these things were explained to
the emperor by Kossuth. He assured
the crnperor that the independence
party is loyal to the house of Haps
burg and that Hungary would become
the strongest prop of the dynast v if it
were permitted to have fre,? and iin-
trammeled development. He said fur
ther that when the independence par
ty's program is realized all differences
between Austria ami Hungarv will
lisappoar. The development and
lengthening of Hungary as a nation
would, he said, increa'se the security of
the king's throne, and in future the
ate of Hungary and the house of
Ilapshtirg would be closely interwoven
tirougb .mutual understandings. He
eclared that it is impossible now to
overn Hungary without the help of
this tin) ted party or against its wishes.
ROOSEVELT TO NEW YORK
Will be Absent From Washington Two
Days Making Speeches.
Washington. Feb. 12. President
Iloosevelt and party left here at 10
clock this morning in a sp-cial train
iver the Pennsylvania railroad for a
two (lays' visit in New York.
New York. Feb. i:i. The president
irmcd at Jersey li!y at .,:Z'k
ADDICKS IS ABOUT
TO LOSE OUT AGAIN
Uover, TM.. Feb. 11. It isinnounc-
d on good authority today that eight
nion republican assemblymen will
Lave .1. Kdward Addicks during the
wk an-I" rai-t their votes for T. Cole
man of Duponf. the millionaire presi
dent of the Dupont powder company
for T'niteJ States senator.
Dsath, Loss and Suffering
in Path of the
GOES TO SOUTHWEST
Unusual Features Attend
New York City a Glare
SOMK I1KJ.OW ZKItO 10 ATM EH,
Fort Smith, Ark 8
Oklahoma City 10
La Crosse 28
St. Paul . . . 26
Williston, N. D 27
Janesville, Wis 34
Sioux Falls 30
St. Joseph 17
Des Moines 26
Kansas City 22
St. Louis 18
Chicago. Feb. i:J. East of the Rock
its humanity today shivers in the cold
est weather of the winter and in many
IMirtions in a decade.
The cold wave, according to .the
weather bureau, will spread over tho
eastern country tonight with zero
temperature as far south as Virginia
and freezing weather in the central
portion of Florida.
Zero temieratures are rejKjrted
from Oklahoma and New Mexico to
day while in tho middle west and
northwest the mercury registers from
I to 31 below with but little prospect
of moderation before tomorrow.
Much suffering is reported by police
and overseers of jnxir and charitable
institutions. Frostbitten noses, ears
and faces are common occurrences.
High winds add to the discomforts and
suffering en used by low temperatures.
Railroad trains are from one to 12
hours late, in some instances being
annulled, being so far behind time,
as to lose their rights. Freight traffic
on many roads is entirely suspended.
I'lc I'rrrrr lo Urn III.
Five negroes and Indians have been
frozen to death in Oklahoma and the
loss of stock in western Kansas. Okla
homa and Indian Territory is very
heavy. In Greater New York ice and
snow caused injury to many persons
by falls, more. than 1'u having been re
moved to the hospitals severely hurt.
Traffic is paralyzed by icy streets, and
hundreds of horses fell, a number be
ing shot because of injuries.
Six persons were severely hurt this
morning in a street car collision caus
ed by slippery rails.
Ilnllnnn llurnril Out.
Kjxteen Italian families were driv
en out into the cold from a Harlem
tenement by fire early today and 150
persons wen? rendered homeless. One
woman is missing. The Italians be
came panic stricken, the women hurl
ing young- children from wlndowg to
the crowds on the ground. Police
men caught most of the youngsteiK
and tarried them to places of safety
I-r llntuicht In KtuDil.
The sudden drop in temperature
brought the Ohio river ice to a stand,
again postponing what river men be
lieve will te the worst final breakup
on the river in many years. The dam
age already done is estimated at $200,
eini. nim la '!
In Texas a heavy now is falling:
entailing severe loss of livestock. In
Kansas City a negro woman was found
frozen to death in a hovel near the
river. At Ienver the weather la mod
erating and the cold wave In that reg
ion seems broken.
Tono Out of f oul.
Marshallfown, Iowa, Feb. 12. The
city is facing a coal famine owing to
the snow blockade which today (fives
rio prosp-efs of abatement. Two
large, factories are cised today for
want of coal. The school supplies will
lait one day more.
Lesser Held Not Guilty.
Omaha. Feb. 12 VV. It. leser, of
Tama, a special land agent of the gov
ernment who wa accused of fraudu-"
lent accounts, wa acfpiitted here by
the f-deral grand Jury. The Tote was