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SB ' ARQU
Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday;
moderate temperature; minimum tem
perature tonight, about freezing. Tem
perature at 7 a. m., 28; at 3:30 p. m., 34.
J. M. SHERIER, Observer.
All the Jietvs
All the Ufme.
That' j The Irgus.
VOL. LIV. XO. 107.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1905.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
RESIDENT ROOSEVELT NO LONGER
HOPES FOR RAIL RATE LEGISLATION
INDIANAPOLIS FIRE CAUSES LOSS
OF COSTLY BUSINESS BLOCKS
Section of the Wholesale District Wiped Out
Falling Brands Endanger Other Parts of
City Blazes Elsewhere.
Decides on Extra Session
Next Fall to Regu
POWERS HEARD FROM
All Agree to Inviolability of
Chinese Territory After
Washington, Feb. 20. President
Roosevelt, who for weeks has been
hopeful that some definite action
ialght be taken at the present session
of congress on the railroad rate ques
tion, practically has relinquished the
idea of securing legislation on the sub
ject this winter. It Is reasonably cer
tain he will call an extraordinary ses
sion next autumn Vj deal with the
All I'ovtera Agrrr.
All the towers addressed by Secre
tary Hay have signified their assent
to the general principle of the inviola
bility of Chinese territory, no matter
what may be the outcome of the war.
Portugal filing its acceptance today.
Xalruirnt Shunii lr.
Washington. Fib. 2. A statement
Knowing fees to members of the canal
commission fur their services as di
rectors of the Panama railroad was
filed today with tin; bouse investigat
ing committee by Vico President
The statement also shows the divi
dends received on s'ck of the road
held by the commissioners. Admiral
Walker, Commissioners Burr, (Irunsky.
Parsons and Ilarrod men received
sums ranging from 125 to $;wr for
attending meetings and J.j to J 175 as
Apurote of I'mtrn JudKen.
Washington, Feb. 2D. The senate
co;iimittee on judiciary today ordered
a favorable report on the bill creatine
nn additional circuit judge for the Sev-
nth circuit. (Indiana. Wisconsin and
Illinois) ami two additional district
judges for the northern district of Illi
nois. Inrlude Fund Hrafrlet Ion.
Washington, Feb. 2. The Bard
amendment prohibiting the use of In
dian funds for sectarian schools was
lncorjHirated in the Indian appropria
tion bill by the senate committee to
day. To larrraae llomratrid Knlrlcn.
Washington, Feb. 2D. I'nder a sus
pension of rules the house today pass
ed a resolution providing for the early
consideration of bills allowing home
htead entries of HID acres each in east
ern Colorado and South Dakota.
Kuloitlmr O. " Slfmorj'.
Washington. Feb. 2'. The house in
special session yesterday conducted
services to the memory of the late
Senator Matthew Stanley Quay of
Pennsylvania. Mr. Dalzell presided.
Seven members delivered eulogies.
The remarks were particularly expres
tdve of the esteem in which he was
held, and extolled him as a man. as a
useful public servant, and an organizer
LABOR FRAMES PROTEST
AGAINST RATE CUTTING
Chicago &. Alton Employes Say Re
duction in Freight Rates Will
C.iuse Loss in Wages.
Bloomtnr.ton. III. Feb. 20. At a
mafstnreting f the engineers of the
Chicago fc Alton In re yesterday strong
resolutions were adopted alleging that
reduction in freight ta! s will be fol
lowed by corresponding i eduction in
wages of empioves. A meeting as
called of all the !a!or organizations on
the road, and employes will be asked
to sdfin a petition protesting against a
COTTON MEN SEE PRESIDENT
Want Hs Aid in Securing New Mar
kets for Products.
Washington, Feb. 2o. President
Roosevelt today received a committer
headed by ex-Senator Mcl.aurin. ap
pointed, by the recent Southern Inter
state Cotton convention at New Or
leans to urge the creation of a commis
sion to extend the foreign markets for
cotton products. The president assur
ed the committee he would do all he
could to facilitate the movement.
Royal Engagement Still On.
Rerlin. Feb. 20. The reins pub
lished in the Cnired States that in
consequence of differences between
Crown Prime Frederick William and
his fame, the Duchess Cfct-ls.i, f
Mecklenburg Scbwerin. thr engages
n:cnt would be broken eff is discredit
ed In w til info rat d circles.
WOULD OUST FOUR
Sacramento, Cal.. Feb. 20. The spe
cial committee appointed to investi
gate charges of bribery made against
Senators Emmons, Bunkers, Wright
and French reported today, recom
mending that these members be ex
pelled from the senate.
AIMS AT KUROKI
Kuropatkin Evidently Planning to
Turn Japanese Command
ARE STILL SHELLING AWAY
Russian Fire, However, Is Not Ef
fective Japs Reach Rail
road. Tokio. Feb. 20. The headquarters
of the Japanese armies in the field re
ports the Russians continued to shell
liortions of the Japanese lines Satur
day. The Japanese frequently failed
to respond to the bombardment which
often wa-s entirely ineffective and is
described as being largely a waste of
See Plan to Turn Itlttht.
Tokio, Feb. 2. It is reported the
Russians have constructed two light
railways one connecting Fushun and
Yenting and another extending from
Fushun to the upper Shakhe. This
railway building in connection with
other activities and heavy concentra
tion of troops indicates a plan to turn
Kuropatkin is continuing his opera
tions of Increasing his entire defenses
and gives indication of a resolute in
tention of retaining his position when
the expected great battle occurs.
Harbin. Feb. 20. A party of Jap
anese ami Chinese bandits destroyed
the abutment of the railway near Yao
myn. I'm) miles distant from here, ear
ly yesterday morning, but the damage
was all repaired in a few hours.
Frontier guards heard an explosion
at 3:40 o'clock and found that a charge
of gun cotton had been exploded
against the abutment. Two telegraph
poles were also destroyed.
An unexploded ehaj-ge of gun cotton
was found !; feet from the place
where the explosion occurred. Traffic
on the railway was resumed at 7 o'clock
in the morning.
Unit If In ImprntllBK.
Tokio, Feb 2o. It is believed that
the Russian army is preparing to give
battle south of Mukden. Field Mar
shal Oyama reports that the enemy is
continuing defensive works in all di
rections. They continued to shell por
tions of the Japanese line Friday. On
the same day they essayed an infantry
attack, but were repulsed.
Opposite the Japanese right, in the
direction of Fushan and Hingking,
there are upwards of SO.Ontj fresh
troops from Russia.
Third u,uadrtn On Way.
Cop, -nhng n. Feb. 20 The third
Russian Pacific squadron, consisting
of four ironclads, and f-tur transports
parsed l.angeland island this morning,
JninnriM' I'urrhnar l.oeomwtl ea.
Philadelphia. Feb. 20. Mitsui & Co..
New York agents of the Japanese pov
ernntt-nt have placed with a loeal firm
an order for 77 loeonv wives, ibe larg
est purchase ever made here by a for
eign overtiineiit. The estimated cost
of the locomotives is l.ooO.noo.
West Bound Passenger Meets
Disaster at Wiota,
Ies Moines, Feb. 20. The Rock Isl
and flyer, westbound, was wrecked a
mile and a half west of Wiota at noon
today by the spreading of the rail. It
is reported two were killed and a large
Thirteen passengers were injured,
according to the latest reports.
HENRY MEHLEIt, residence un
known. REV. J. R. JOHNSON, fcupposed from
L. E. KENT, Morris, Li.
WOMAN IN CASE
Miss Bessie Isbelle, of Washing
ton, Siren Who Lured Col.
Cody From Wife.
DEPOSITIONS IN DIVORCE SUIT
Mrs. Cody Stilt Willing to Forgive and
Forget Her Rival, She
Cheyenne, Wyo., Feb. 20. Miss Bes
sie Isbelle, Washington, D. C, is the
young woman who, according to Mrs.
Cody, has come between "Buffalo Bill'
Cody and herself.
Mrs. Cody's lawyers will present to
the court in due time the charge that
infatuation of this young person act
uated the venerable wild west hero to
seek to rid himself of his wife and
that he did so with the intention of
marrying or adopting that young per
son when free.
Locked in a vault in the office of the
clerk of the first district court are a
number of depositions which give the
history of this friendship from the be
ginning in 1900 to the present time.
This evidence will be submitted to
Judge Scott when he calls the formal
hearing of the divorce case at Sheri
dan, Wyo.. probably the latter part
of the week.
Tried to Kern Secret.
Every effort has been made to keep
the existence of these documents se
cret, as it was intimated by eeh side
that the differences of husband and
wife iossibly might be settled before
the revelations in this phase of the
case should be reached.
Col. Cody has not been at his North
Platte home or seen his wife since
Doc. 2i, 1001. He had come home to
spend that Christmas with his family,
but went away again in a couple of
days. The depositions show that Miss
Isbelle became acquainted with' the
old Indian fighter during the previous
year, and that apparently for 12
months the enthralled veteran waver
ed between infatuation for the new
love and duty to the old. His love
letters to his wife, offered in evidence
yesterday, ceased in the early part of
1901. then home coming became more
and more infrequent, till he came no
more at all.
I'lnnll- inve Vp.
It is after he had given himself up
completely to Miss Isbelle that, accord
ing to Mrs. Cody, the colonel sought
to free himself entirely of his old help
meet. That he should have charged
her with trying to poison him is, says
the old helpmeet, proof of the wayward
husband's desperate determination to
be off with the old and on with the
new. Mrs. Cody, who is still at the
bedside of her dying father at North
Platte, sent word by Attorney Wilcox
last night that she was still willing to
forgive her husband and forget Miss
"Tell him I can forgive all." she
said, "but I implore him to withdraw
the accusation that I ever tried to poi
son him. I can forget the rest, but
that has broken my heart."
ELECTRIC CHAIR ENDS
Frank Rimieri and Adolph Koneig
Executed at New York
Ossining. N. Y.. Feb. 20. Frank
Rimieri. who murdered Jacob Pinto, a
Brooklyn junk dealer, and Adolph Ko
neig. who sirangb 1 Mrs. Mary Kauff
man to death in New York, were put
to death in the electric chair in Sing
Sing today. 1Mb executions were car
ried out without incident.
REFUSED CIGARETAND KILLED
Fight in Streator Follows Refusal to
Give Three'Boys a Smoke.
Streator. 111., Feb. 20. Refusal to
comply with a demand for a cigaret
yesterday resulted in the killing of
Walter C. Gibson. 20 years old. Gib
son, with John and Joseph Gurney. is
said to have attacked Dan Perry, a
hack driver, when the latter refused
to give them cigarets. In the fight
Gibson received a blow on the head,
and in falling his head stnick on the
brick paving. He died in a few hours.
Perry and the Gurney brothers are in
Wisconsin Man Named.
Washington. Feb. 20. The president
Unlay nominated Byron J. Price, of
Wisconsin, a-deputy auditor of the
Bill Goes Over.
Toprka. Kans.. Feb. 2. When the
an ti-d incrimination bill came up in the
house today an objection was made to
ts ismtdiate consideration and it car
ritJ ovtr until Friday.
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 20. The loss
in last night's fire Jn the wholesale
district totals $l,10Ooo, insurance
The roof of the Grand hotel was set
on fire by smoldering sparks early
this morning but was extinguished
with small loss. The guests fled from
the rooms but none were injured.
Broke Oat t I. ate Hour.
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 20. Fire
which started in the large wholesale
millinery house of Fahnley & McCrea
In South Meridan street late last night
spread to adjoining buildings and
within 45 minutes had destroyed eight
buildings. At 11:30 o'clock it was
menacing that portion of the whole
sale district bounded by Meridian
street. Georgia street, Jackson place
and I'nion station.
Several explosions occurred in the
A. Kiefer Drug company's warerooms
and on account of the inflammable ma
terial stored in the adjoining buildings
NEW YORK COMMUTERS CAUGHT IN
BAD WRECK ON
Broken Flange Derails Train
Down Bank and One is
Paterson, N. J., Feb. 20. An east-
bound way train on tho Erie railroad
jumped the track three miles east of
here today. One girl was killed and
many persons were injured.
The dead girl is Mfss Grace Mat
thews, of Middletown, Ohio.
It Is reiKirled 70 persons were injur
ed. Five cars were ditched, and some
of them it is fyiiV rolled down an cm
barrtrment. The-Jrain was known as
the Middletown ' flyer.
Drokrn r"lnnte fntiae.
It is supjxised the wreck was caused
by the breakiug .f a flange on a car
An official report states one girl was
killed and 27 persons injured. The
train carried 150 passengers, most of
them commuters hound to New York.
Physicians Were rushed to the scene
from all directions.
Forty-four Were Hurt.
New York. Feb, 20. It is announced
at the office of the Erie railroad the in-
SHE HAS A MILLION
Said Cassie Chadwick Planted
Large Sum of Money
VALUABLE JEWELRY STORED
Intended to Make Just One More Haul
and Then Go Abroad to
Cleveland, O., Feb. 20. The leader
prints a .statement to the effect that
$1,(Kio.(mmi is the amount believed to be
securely hidden by Mrs. Cassie I..
Chadwick. Collector of Customs
lach, tho leader says, has so minute
ly traced the operations of this wom
an during the last four years, that he
is in position to know that the amount
saved from hr many financial trans
actions is ll.ono.eou Ui cold cash." In
addition the woman has just as safely
placed 1 1 50.0011 worth of jewels.
Her arrest, the leader continues
nipped her plans riKht at a time when
they were atmm to bloom. A d-day of
a few days would certainly have
placed Mrs. Chadwick, her son Ens;i
Hoover Chadwick, and her husband.
Dr. Iroy S. Chadwick, in Brussels,
and Mrs. Chadwiek's fortune would
then have been I2.000.OO0.
One More Deal I'laaaed.
It was her desire to make just one
more deal with $5"0,oo0 as the stake.
The action of T'nited States Attorney
Sullivan in causing her arrest when
he did was the checkmate which spell
ed the world defeat. The Leader also
says: "Had the been successful in
eluding secret service men detailed to
watch her and newspaper men who
thronged the hotel where she was stop
ping, she would have made her escape
to Brussels. There she would have
settled down to enjoy proceeds of her
meteoric career among bankers and
Sdtolli Suffers Relapse.
Rome. Feb. 20. Cardinal Satolti has
suff'irtd another relapse aai i3 now
threatened with rneumonii.
the fire got beyond control.
A storm of firebrands fill over the
business portion of the town, threaten
ing many other fires.
Among the heaviest losers are Fahn
ley & McCrea, wholesale milliners: the
A. Kiefer Drug company, Griffiths
Brothers, wholesale milliners; Del
metsch & Co.. toys and druggists' sun
dries; the United States express com
pany's warerooms, the Savoy hotel, the
Sherman house and the St. Charles.
So far as known there has been no
loss of life.
V300.000 Fire Loan at Denver.
Denver, Colo.. Feb. 20. The Symmes
block, a three story structure, occu
pied by stores and offices, was destroy
ed by fire yesterday, causing a loss
estimated at $300,000.'
BIk I-omh nt Tyler. Tex.
Ty ler, Tex., Feb. 20. Seven business
houses were burned yesterday, caus
ing a loss estimated at $ 150,000. The
insurance totals $S5,000.
THE ERIE RAILROAD
at Paterson, N. J. Cars Roll
Killed and Many Injured
jured in the wreck numbered 44. They
are being brought to Jersey City.
Some of the Injured.
The injured include A. C. Whitner,
Stiff era; Grace Newell, Middletown;
Miss Van Houten, Suffern; Mrs. Noon
Story of I'nMNenRer.
The first of the injured to reach Pa
terson was a man named Montgomery.
He was slightly hurt. He said:
"We were running at a high rate of
speed when the accident happened.
The whole train except the engine
went off the rails onto the ties and
then toppled down the embankment.
The first car turned completely over
and lay bottom up at the bottom of
the ditch, while three other cars turned
over on their sides. The train was well
loaded. A large number of persons
were injured, and one pirl was killed.
"The work of rescuing the injured
was begun quickly by those who es
caped unharmed. When I left the scene
almost all the injured seemed able to
RAILWAY MAIL CLERK
TRIES HARD TO SUICIDE
D. E. Walton, Chief -of Burlington Dis
trict, is Prevented From Car
rying Out Plan.
Burlington, Iowa, Feb. 20. I'nder
the assumed name of J. W. Johnson
it is alleged that Chief Railway Mail
Clerk 1). K. Walton twice yesterday at
tempted to end his life, first by the
gas route and the second time by an
effort to cut an artery in his arm with
a pen knife.
Registering at a local hotel, claim
ing to be from Milwaukee he retired
to his room and the smell of gas caus
ed an investigation which found him
lying unconscious. tIi is said that Wal
ton had been drinking heavily and had
been despondent for several weeks.
The appearance of E. I. West, of
Chicago, superintendent of the sixth
district, may have a bearing on the
case, which is said may lead to an in
vestigation of Walton's division and
there are rumors that he may be re
moved from ofhee.
PREVENTS NEWS THEFTS
Nebraska Legislature Will Protect
. Newspaper Publishers.
Lincoln. Neb., Feb. 20. In the low
er house of the legislature a bill to
prevent the theft of news from daily
newspapers and otherwise protecting
the publishers, has been reoommonde 1
for passage. The measure gives the
compiler and publisher of news prop
erty in it and makes provision for
remedy by injunction to keep other
publisher from using it within -H
Tillman Out Rest of Term.
Columbus. S. C. Feb. 20 Senator
Tillman has reached Lis home at Tren
ton after a brief Hay in Philadelphia
under treatment of specialist s. He Is
suffering from grip poisoning, affect
ing one of his nerves. He will not re
turn to Washington during this sefssd(n
of congrs. being adri.-wl to ret for
Cicero J. Hamlin Dead. j
DuffaK Feb. 20 Cicero J. Hamlin, t
;rganizfr of the National Trotting as-!
-ociaticn today a'td feS. i
REDMOND WANTS A
Indon. Feb. 20. John Redmond,
the Irish leader, opened tho nationalist
campaign in the house of commons to
day by moving an amendment to the
address in reply to the speech from
the throne, declaring "the present sys
tem of government of Ireland is op
posed to the will of the Irish people."
etc. Redmond's argument followed
tho usual lines.
Hoke Smith Replies to Chargas
of Present Secretary of
ON INDIAN OIL LEASE
Says Interests of Owners of the Tract
Were Carefully Guarded in
Washington, Feb. 20. In an author
ized statement former Secretary of
the Interior Hoke Smith, replying to
a statement issued by Secretary Hitch
cock regarding Smith's action in ap
proving an oil and gas lease made with
the Osage Indians in is;5, severely
arraigns Hitchcock as making "a base
Smith reviews the leases at some
length, discussing their origin and var
ious phases during his administration
of the interior department. He says:
"The lease was carefully guarded with
provisions and forfeitures unless the
work of prospecting and mining was
prosecuted with diligence. The lease
required the payment of ample roy
alties to tho Indians."
Continuing Smith says the letter rec
ommending the approval of the lease
was Initiated by Mr. Iarrabre. pres
ent commissioner of Indian affairs, the
initialing carrying I.arra bee's approv
al. "The records show that the approval
in the office of the secretary of tho in
terior was made by Assistant Secre
tary Reynolds, as acting secretary,
who has been recently elected to con
cress from Pennsylvania." Smith says.
Continuing Smith says:
"With this record in his office. Sec
retary Hitchcock declared the lease
was approved by the then secretary
of the intentior. Mr. Hoke Smith; he
uses this further language: 'The
original lease is an unheard of monop
oly, and nothing short of a public scan
dal.' "The mind of the secretary must
have been overstrained when he dis
covered a monoiKity of oil on the Os
age reservation in Sft0 before a well
had been bored, a pipe lai.l or railroad
built within many miles. To his opin
ion on the subject I am indifferent.
nil Illt-li-M-k a laalerer.
"But when Secretary Hitchcock slat
ed that the original lease was nothing
short of a public scandal he uttered
a charge for which he was entirely
without excuse. He placed himself In
the class fif common slanderers. Ho
Itore false witness against a predeces
sor in office knowing at the time that
i h re was no truth in his baseles3
Loser of Securities Known.
Southhndire, Mass., Feb. 20 Her
man Stanley Cheney, ;i capitalist of
this place, s-hj-h lie ii-, the victim of the
theft of securities, from a Boston law
firm announced Saturday. He .said that
the lost paper lias a far; value of $25.
ooo. and of these oivly $ I ,) worth
Six Will Die as Result of Acci
dent at St. Clairesville.
Wheeling, W. Va., Feb. 20. It Ik re
jjorted there was an explosion in the
Providence mines near St. Clairesville,
Ohio. Several are rejtorteil Ulb d ami
letter A hotter exploded, wrecking
the engine Louse. Twelve jH-rsotis
were injured. Two have since died and
three are fatally hurt.
Niw York, Ftb. 20. Congressman
Norton P. Otis, of the Nineteenth din-!
t:i'-t diti ar?7 today. j
Great Meeting at St. Pe
tersburg Decides on
Killing of Sergius is Even Glor
St. Petersburg. Feb. 20. The spirit
of revolution had complete possession
of a great meeting of professors stu
dents and directors of St. Petersburg
university which assembled today to
discuss the question of joining in the
general strike inaugurated by similar
institutions in Russia and decided t.
close the university till fall. In antici
pation of possible trouble when the
meeting broke up squadrons of Cos
sacks again paraded the streets.
Klrnt Joint Mretlnv.
It was the first joint meeting of stu
dents and professors ever authorized
but in view of the gravity of the situa
tion it was hoped the presence of
professors, most of whom are in com
plete sympathy with the liberal move
ment, would exercise a restraining in
fluence. The meeting was held in the
auditorium of the university, which
was packed to suffocation with earnest
onlookers, young men and women and
the doorways and window embrasures
were banked with students who held
others on their shoulders.
All Are Ksrlteil.
It was a strange gathering. Most
of the students were? jtoorly clad and
all were in a state of intense excite
ment. From the outset student ora
tors set the imagination of their audi
tors aflamo with the spirt of liberty,
unsparingly denouncing the course of
tho government declaring promise:,
could no longer avail and that tie
only satisfaction would be freedom oi
speech, conscience, and press and con
vocation of a national assembly. The
majority coupled this with a demand
for ending tho war. Again and again
was Russia declared to be on the eve
With burning word one of the stu
dents described the affair of Jan. "'1
which he said hail at last solidified the
interests of liberals and those of the.
wcrklngman. Amid a storm at cheet s
he announced a continuation of studv
was impossible while such a strugu!;-
was in progress and said it was the
duty of young men there assembled
and others like them to return to
their homos in provinces and spread
Some of the professors tried to stem
the tide with moderate counsels for
the students to go back to their stud
ies but their advice was howled down.
TrepolT'a llrtler Seored
When Professor Spearanzl revealed
the fact that (Jov. Gen. Trepoff had
threatened not to permit any student
who left his studies to reenter any of
the big universities the statement
was received with a veritable howl ot
rage. Hut speeches in the auditorium
were mild in temperature' compared
with those delivered at overflow meet
ings, in classrooms where even th .'
murder of Serlus was glorified.
The attempt of a few reactionary
students to bold an opposition meeting
ended in a dismal failure. Less than
.ri nt intents rcsiomlcd to the call. A
few foreign newspaper correspondent ;
who were admitted to the university
were :-iirpri-ed .it the in endlary cliar
aet r of the me. tin.; and the absolute
freedom witli which the students know
ing the auditorium was filled with gov
ernrrwnt spies holdly made themselves
liable to the charge of treason.
Tear I p Kmoeror'n I'letare.
After the meeting broke up a baud
of the more violent Ktudents tore up
the emperor's portrait, fcplit the de
molished frame and carried off bit
of canvas and gilding a souvenirs.
Funeral la Held.
Moscow, Feb. 20. Services were
conducted yesterday with all the wolf-inn
pomp of the orthodox fSreek nies
in the ancient church of the Chudoff
monastery, where the coffiod trut:
menfj of the body of Grand Duke Ser
nalar Iar t Terror.
St. , Petersburg. Feb. 20. Sunday
was a day of terror for the grand
dukes. None of them has appeared in
public hince the assasslnat ion of Her
Vladimir and Ab-xieff especially P-ar
the vengeance of the people. Instead
of going to TBrkoe-Sela to attend
the requiem there they participated lu
(Continued on Pa: Kltfht.)