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VOL. LIV. NO. 132.
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1905.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
RUSSIANS LEAVE VLADIVOSTOK IS
THE RUMOR PREVAILING AT TOKIO
COMMITTEE REPORTS REJECTED;
McCASKRlN IS LEFT IN THE SEAT
Illinois House Refuses to Rule in Favor of Either
Contestant Two Motions Tabled Will
ROBBERS WRECK LIMITED
ROCK ISLAND PASSENGER
Said They Are Rushing
to Prevent it
RENNENKAftlPFF BELIEVED TO BE CUT OFF
Sound of Cannonading Leads to Fear He Has Just Reached
Tie Pass to Find Japs There
Ahead of Him.
Tokio, March 21. No reports of the
Russian retreat or the Japanese pur
suit were received today, which is
strengthening the belief that the Rus
Plans plan to hold the line from Chang
chun to Kirln. The Japanese continue
to closely follow Llnevitch's rear guard,
but the damaged bridges impede their
progreHs and possibly will create suf
ficient delay to permit the Russians to
reconcentrate, reinforce and partially
reorganize and construct the works at
Changchun and Kirln.
Yluillvlalok A bandonefl f
It is reported that a portion of the
Vladivostok garrison has been with
drawn and hurried to Harbin, but no
confirmation of the rumor is obtain
able. The discrepancy between Japanese
and Russian reports of the number of
guns captured at Mukden remains un
cleared. The Japanese are recovering
gun parts from wells in the vicinity of
Mukden, and It continues to be suggest
ed the Russians buried guns or threw
them into rivers. The Japanese are
continuing their search.
. The first Mukden prisoners are ar
riving in Japan.
I he government has
filled out 4u steamers
transports in carrying
to assist the
Jlaa l.ltlle to Say.
St. Petersburg. March 21. A couple
of brief telegrams from Linevitch dat
ed March 20 were given out today.
They merely say the troops continued
to retreat northwards March 19, that
he had allowed the men to rest the
2'th and that he had inspected more
new arrivals from Russia and had
found the troops in excellent spirits.
Hrnnrakanipff ( nrnrrrdf
lndon, March 21. Russian official
circles In IajihIou. although without
official news, are inclined to credit the
Harbin story published in Paris con
necting the firing reported heard yes
terday morning about seven miles
south of Tie pass with Gen. Rcnueti
Juat Heat-bed Tie I'aaa.
The dispatch from Harbin ioints out
the only explanation of the cannonade
in that locality is that RennenkampfT
has at length arrived at Tie pass
where the Russian armies were order
ed to rendezvous in case of retreat but
only to find the place occupied by the
Japanese. Consequently it is feared
RennenkampfT is surrounded.
FROM SUNGARI RIVER
CHECK FOR PURSUIT
St. Petersburg. March 21. Line
vitch's headquarters have been estab
lished for the present at Chenchiawa
tzu. situated at the crossing of the
Sungarl river, whence he is directing
the retreat of the three armies and
disposing of fresh troops of the Fourth
corps just arriving from Kuropean
Ilrldae la Vital.
Protection of the Sungari bridge is
vital to the salvation of the army the
river not being fordable below Kir
in and once the line of the river is
passed and the bridge blown up the
Japanese pursuit will be effectively
At the same time the second army
is falling back of the railroad while I
the first and third with transports are j
retreating along the Mandarin road to'
Kirin and denuding the country be
hind them and making it impossible
for the Japanese to live in the imme
diate wake of the retreat without their
J a pa 20 Milea Weat.
The Japanese are advancing over
the grand trade route 20 miles west
of the railroad.
Haaalaaa Had No Maaa.
So certain was Kuropatkin of being
MORE JURORS FOR
THE BEEF INQUIRY
Chicago. March 21. Five additional
jurors were secured today on the spe
cial federal grand jury which is to
hear evidence against the alleged beef
the Garrison to Harbin
able to hold Mukden that maps of the
country northward were not even dis
tributed. Kuropatkin, however, resolv
ed to accept battle against his better
judgment owing to the impatience at
St. Petersburg for victory, and he was
confirmed in this decision by false cal
culations of Oyaraa's strength. One
of the main factors of the success of
the Japanese was their violation of
Chinese neutrality in the use of the
I'll t Jap l.oaaea nt KKMMHJ.
Gunshu Pass, (is miles north of Tie
Pass). March 21. The Japanese loss
es are estimated at Russian headquar
ters to be luu.oou. Some of the troops
employed to cover the retreat from
Mukden were badly demoralized, los
ing their way in the hills eastward
and are only now rejoining their own
I.omm Katlmntea Vary Widely.
Tokio, March 21. Revised figures
of the Japanese losses at. the battle of
Mukden placed the number at 50,000.
Revised estimates of the Russian loss
es from the commencement of the bat
tle of Mukden and ending with the
fighting at Tie pass place the total at
175,0 killed, wounded or captured.
COUNCIL OF MINISTERS
TO DISCUSS WAR'S END
St. Petersburg, March 21. A coun
cil of the ministers has been summon
ed to consider the question of peace.
The attitude of France in favor of
peace strongly affects public opinion
Despite the insistence in olficiai cir
cles that the war shall cotuinue. it is
realized that it is easier to talk war
than to make it.
I.lnevitoh fa Doomed.
In the first place military men con
cede that Gen. Linevitch's army prac
tically is doomed. It may shake off
pursuit for a few days, but eventually
it will be compelled to give battle to
a force two or three times its
Again if is admitted that before
Russia can meet Japan on an equal
footing again it must create, equip,
and transport a new army of fully
"aO.Ouo perhaps 1.000.000 men. The
Siberian railroad is unequal to the task
of transporting and supplying so vast
Would Itenlre a Year.
Even at best such an army could
not be placed in the far east inside of
months, perhaps a year. And in that
time the Japanese could conquor all
of eastern Siberia,
Washed Off Ship.
Halifax. N. S.. March 21 With the
news that her fourth officer and car
penter had been lost in a tempestuous
passage, the steamer Samartian ar
rived today after being IS days out
UNITED STATES SAID TO HAVE DEMANDED ANSWER TO PROPOSAL
TO ARBITRATE HOLLAND AROUSED OVER IMPRIS
ONMENT OF SAILORS.
Willemstad. March 21. The Vene
zuelan government it is announced
from Caracas, has received a note
from American Minister Bowen requir
ing an answer as to whether Venezue
la will arbitrate the questions pend
ing saying in case of refusal the Unit
ed States will feel free to take steps
which may be necessary to secure jus
tice. Hatch Am Araanrd.
The Dutch charge d'affaires of the
Netherlands has advised tte Venezue
lan government Holland will us? co
ercive measures in view of the fact
that she has been unable to secure
release from imprisonment in Vene
zuela of five Dutch sailors who have
been illegally kept in prison for seven
Kmrf la Paaalve.
Paris. March 21. The foreign office
says the French minister at Caracas
has not presented an ultimatum to
Venezuela and no French warships
Warsaw. March 21. One hundred
and twenty-eight striking school boys
were arrested here this morning for
picketing the school buildings and pre
venting other'boys from entering.
Chicago Council Takes Away
Franchise of Street Rail
WAS A TEMPORARY AFFAIR
Coup Sprung to Precent Appointment
of Receiver Placing Case in
Chicago, 111., March 21. The City
Railway corporation controlling to)
miles of street railway lines in the
south and southwest portions of Chi
cago is now without a franchise of any
For some time the company has
been operating under an extension of
the former franchise, but this entend
ed privilege was taken away last night
by the city council, which passed an
ordinance declaring that the company
had no rights whatever in the streets
in which their cars are operated.
Del rata Company 'a Act loo.
Last night's action by the council
was taken to offset an attempt of the
company to take the matter into the
federal courts and to have a receiver
appointed, thus preventing the city
from interfering with the company
pending settlement by the federal
City A oka Injunction.
Late last night Corporation counsel
Tolrnan hurried to Judge Mack's court
where the jurist was waiting, and filed
a bill asking an injunction restraining
the City Railway company from main
taining and operating its railroad upon
the streets where the city contends
the franchise has expired, and asks
that the rights and title of the city in
the streets be established and the
claim of the corporation to the streets
ANDREW M. GRISCOM
SUICIDED AT SEA
Prominent Philadelphian Leaped From
Deck of Vessel While
New York. March 21. Andrew M.
Griscom, member of a well known
Philadelphia family, who disappeared
from Philadelphia several weeks ago
and supposed to be in Europe, com
mitted suicide on March 19 by jump
ing overboard at sea from the steamer
Minnetonka. It is supposed he was
temporarily unbalanced mentally .
FRENCH DEBATE IS BEGUN
Question of Separation of Church and
State to be Argued.
Paris. March 21. The chamber of
deputies today began a three weeks
debate on the government's bill pro
viding for the separation of church and
state. A large crowd was present and
intense interest was shown. The ques
tion pending for years will probably
be settled at the end of the debate.
have been sent to Venezuela. Officials
here construe the reports as tending
to force France into a more aggres
sive and belligerent policy than any
thing France contemplates.
METAL MEN AT CHICAGO
Employers of Machinists Will Trans
act Important Business.
Chicago, March 21. Fourteen mem
bers of the administrative council of
the National Metal Trades association
are in executive session here today
preparatory to tne annual meeting of
the association Thursday and Friday.
The association is composed of about
500 employers of metal working ma
chinists from all sections of the Unit
ed States. It is said important busJ
ness, pertaining to the metal trades in
dustry will be- taken up during the
Springfield. 111.. March 21. (Spe
cial.) The house today decided the
election contest of George A. Cooke,
democrat, against George V. McCas
krin. independent. th sitting member
from the Thirty-third district in fa
vor of McCaskrin.
McCaskrin -was favored in that the
reports both for and against him, were
tabled, leaving him seated.
McCaskrin himself made an impas
sioned speech declaring that if he was
unseated the wiil of the majority of
the voters of the district would be
overthrown and a precedent would
be established for the unseating of
any member of the house on the mer
The opposite rulings of former At
torney General Hamlin and Attorney
General Stead on counting the votes
also figured largely iu the debate.
Dailey 1'reaenta Krport.
The majority report was presented
by Chairman Dailey of the elections
conimitteed signed by himself and 12
HOUSE SENDS LOCAL OPTION BILL TO
ITS DEATH III JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
Springfield, 111., March 21. (Spe
cial.) The house this afternoon by a
vote of 7G to 45 sent the local option
bill to the judiciary committee, after
an effort by friends of the bill to send
He Declares Action of Republican
Legislators in Unseating Him
Denver, Colo., March 21. Ex-Gov.
Adams has issued an address "To the
people of Colorado." 1t consists of
about 2,500 words, and reviews in
scathing terms the various steps in
the contest by means of which lie was
unseated. He declares that failing in
their attempt to prove his election
fraudulent, Peabody's supporters de
vised a scheme for declaring Pea body
elected on the express end that he
would resign so as to seat Lieut. Gov.
McDonald. "This resignation." said
Adams, "is a confession that he was
not elected, and one that an honest
man honestly elected would rather die
than give. We expected fair play; in
stead, a majority of the legislature
has bowed to the dictates of corpora
tions who had a selfish need of the
"The GOO.000 democrats and republi
cans in Colorado are honest. They
stand amazed at the crime committed
by their representatives and ardently
wait the hour and day wnen they can
rebuke the crime and those responsi
ble for it.
"A legislature cannot repeal the
decalogue. A majority cannot make
"Hail this contest been tried upon
merit and evidence, it would have
been dismissed at the end of eontest-
ors phantom testimony. Faith in a
two-thirds partisan majority was a
guarantee that had they chose to be
half way decent there would have
been no need to employ money, coer
cion, lobbyists; no occasion to threat
en republican members with social
ostracism, business ruin, political ob
livion, or to present trickery resigna
"It was dishonorable and dishonor
WOULD SPURN GIFT
Congregationalists Protest Acceptance
of $100,000 by Foreign Mis
Boston. March 21. Congregational
ministers representing Boston and
various other sections of New Eng
land have forwarded to the American
board of commissioners for the for
eign missions a protest against the ac
ceptance by the board of a gift of $100,
ouO from John D. Rockefeller, on the
ground that th Standard Oil com
pany, of which Rockefeller is the head,
"stands before th. public under repeat
ed and recent formidable indictment in
specific terms for methods which are
morally iniquitous and socially de
structive." Civil Engineers Meeting.
Chicago. .March. 21. The sixth an
nual convention of the American Rail
way Engineering and Maintenance of
Ways association opened here today.
Civil engineer from all parts of the
United States are in attendance.
other members, and favored the seat
ing of Cooke. The minority report
was presented by lMerson and was
signed by eight members of the com
mittee, seven republicans and one
prohibitionist (Sheen of Peoria.) The
majority report was signed by seven
republicans and six democrats.
KlKDt On Motion to Table.
Mr. Pier son moved the adoption of
the minority report and on the motion
to table this report the fight was pre
cipitated. It was tabled "1 to 51. Rey
nolds voted against tabling and Magill
did not vote, stating he has promised
friends of both parties not to take a
hand in the contest.
Mnny Change? Votea.
The majority report favoriDg the
seating of Cooke was lost 5:1 to fif,
several members changing their voU-s
after the roll call was ended. Arnold
of Galesburg changed his vote to aye
and pave notice he would move to re
consider tomorrow the vote by which
the majority report was lost.
it to the elections committee had been
defeated. This is regarded as the
end of the bill. Magill voted to send
it to the judiciary committee, Reynolds
voted against sending it there and Mc
Caskrin did not vote.
IS WITH GEN. OKU
American Officer With Japanese
Army Arrives at the
With the Japanese Left Army.
March 21. lien. Arthur Mac Arthur
the American military observer with
the Japanese army, and Capt. Parker
W. West, his aide de camp, who left
Tokio March ! for the front have
reached Oku's headquarters. Mac Ar
thur said: "I cannot express my ap
preciation of the kindness of the Japa
nese officials. Everywhere they have
done everything possible (o assist us."
Oyama was enthusiastically receiv
ed by the Chinese officials at Mukden
MENACED BY FLOOD
Monongahela River This Time Rais
ed by Heavy Rains at
Pittsburg, Pa., March 21. Another
and greater Hood threatens this sec
tion. For 24 hours heavy rains have
been falling all over the country drain
ed by the Monongahela and her tribu
taries and reports received today show
all streams are rising rapidly. The
weather bureau issued another warn
ing this morning to the effect, that a
much higher stage of water than that
of yesterday might be expected.
Jules Verne is Sick.
Paris. March 21. A dispatch from
Amiens states that Jules Verne, the
venerable author, is dangerously sick.
PROBABLY 80 VICTIMS OF EXPLOSION
TWO-THIRDS OF THAT NUMBER OF BODIES RECOVERED IN BROCK
TON FACTORY RUINS WORK PROVES SLOW ENGI
NEER AMONG THE SLAIN.
, Brockton, Mass.. March 21. Search
ing parties worked throughout, the
night on the ruins of the Grover com
pany factory but only one body wa.s
recovered. The latter is believed to
be that of the missing engineer, Dav
id Rockwell, who was wrongly report
ed rescued yesterday.
Hate S4 Ilodiea.
Thus far 51 bodies have beenaken
from the ruins. Figures at hand ear
ly today showed that about 210 per
sons at work in the factory when the
explosion occurred have been account
ed for and that between 50 and 1"0
lajnred Doing: Well.
At the city hospitals today it Is re
ported all the injured passed a fairly
comfortable night and were doing a
well as could be expected.
Hair Katlrely Horsed.
MeJIcal Examiner Paine who ha
OHIO HAS A GOOD
Columbus, Ohio, March 21. The su
preme court today decided that the
criminal section of the Valient ine anti
trust law is constitutional. The civ
il section had already been passed
BURT IS THE f,
Omaha Railroad Official Said to
Be Slated for $100,
HEAD OF CANAL COMMISSION
Definite Answer Expected as to Accep
tance on His Return From
Washington. March 21. The indi
cations are that President Roosevelt
has found his $1o0.ooO man."
He is Horace G. Burt, of Omaha,
formerly president of the Union Paci
fic railroad, who. it is understtHxl, is to
be ajvpointed at the head of the new
isthmian canal commission. He will
have charge of the work of construct
ing the canal across the isthmus of
Ia In Orient.
Mr. Burt over a year ago went to
the orient for E. H. Harriman at a
salary of $:0,000 a year. His business
was to investigate the possibilities of
railroad building in Japan and China.
For some time President Roosevelt
has been looking for a high grade en
gineer who is competent to take
charge of the enormous task on the
isthmus, and the president has been
considering Mr. Burt's capabilities for
The former railroad president is ex
pected to return to this country soon,
and there is good authority for the
statement that he has he offer of he
president under consideration and will
give his answer soon after hn arrives
in this country from Europe, where he
REPUBLICANS NOW WOULD
OUST DENVER'S MAYOR
Resolution Introduced in Legislature to
Begin Proceedings Against All
Denver, Col.. March 21. A move
ment has been started to oust from of
fice Mayor Speer and all democratic
city oflleials elected in May. Senator
Iuis G. Campbell, of Cripple Creek,
introduced a concurrent resolution in
structing Attorney General Miller to
institute quo warranto proceedings re
quiring them to show cause why they
should not be ousted from office. A
preamble alleges gross frauds. The res
olution was referred to a committee.
Laundrymen for Springfield,
niooniington, 111.. March 21. Spring
field is slated for the annual conven
tion of the Illinois Laundrymen's as
sociation. The 'association has 175
members outside of Chicago. Walter
Lutes, of Chicago, sjoko m its bene
fits. Cedar Rapids Editor Dies.
Cedar Rapids. Iowa. March 21. Fred
W. Faulkes. editor of the Gazette died
today, at Excelsior Springs, Mo., of
j been at the ruins of the factory almost
continually tinee yesterday, today said
he is convinced nothing but ashes re
main of many of the operatives wht
were caught in the factory, so un
doubtedly many of the victims will
never be accounted for.
At 11 o'clock another body, the 55fh
to be recovered, was discovered in the
debris. The body was that of a worn
Tbree Seurr Dead.
Brockton. Mas?., March 21. At least
three score of the 400 employes were
killed and a half hundred more were
injured by the explosion of the boiler
veeterday in the shoe factory of B. B.
At 11:30 last night the charred frag
ments of 50 bodies lay in the morgue,
and 100 additional operative had not
been accounted for. It is probable the
number of dead never will be known.
The search for bodies continued all
Out Rail on High
Grade at Home
THROWN DOWN BANK
Two Rock Island Men Among
Those Who Were Se
Des Moines, Iowa, March 21. Rock
Island officials claim robbers wrecked
the Rocky Mountain Limited near
Homestead, Iowa, early this morning.
Seven persons were injured In the
wreck, three fatally.
An examination of the track devel
oped the fact that spikes for nearly
the length of a rail had been removed.
IMil'HT ItOlllllCKY TIIKOHY.
Chicago, March 21. At the general
offices of the Rock Island officials ex
pressed doubt that the wreck at Home
stead was by robbers. Officials said
the wrecking of the train was done ma
liciously and was premeditated.
It was found at the point where the
wreck occurred, the spikes had not
only been taken out of line with the
rest of the track but the rails had
been spiked again.
Ilotrhklaa I nilrr Knlne.
Des Moines. Iowa, March 21. The
Rocky Mountain limited on the Rock
Island road, was derailed near Home
stead, Iowa county, this morning. Two
trainmen were probably fatally In
jured. Engineer llotchkiss. of Rock
Island, was found under his engine
On 1 1 lull Kmliiinkitient.
The wreck occurred on a high em
bankment, the road being soft from
thaws and rains. Two Denver and
Colorado sleepers landed in the ditch
on end. the embankment at that point
being about :'.r feet wide. The engine,
mail car and composite car also went
down the embankment.
The injured were:
ENGINEER A. C. HOTCIIKISS,
Rock Island, hands and feet scalded.
MRS. 1j. CROSS WHITE. Sargent.
A. J. SMITH. Rock Island, fire
man, head and shoulders bruised.
W. H. VA LI .COCK, porter, Chicago,
C. J. Ponieroy. mail clerk, Newton,
L. A. WEBBER, mail clerk. Council
Bluffs, head cut.
OF VIBORG IS SHOT
Wounded by 15-Year-Old Boy and May
Die Official Unpopular
Viborg. Finland. March 21. Gen.
Miasoredoff of the province of Vi
borg was hot and seriously wounded
yesterday by Haiti Hjalmar Reinlkke,
a one armed, 15 year old boy. who
confesses that he belongs to tin? revo
lutionary society. The governor's con
ditional is critical.
Gov. Miasurcd'jff has been most en
ergetic in the Rusnification of Finland,
and memorials have been sent to the
estates petitioning for his removal on
account of his alh g'-d 111 gal methods
and the gem ral eondit inns in his prov-ine-e.
which were pronounced to be in
tolerable. Reinlkke hails from Kurikke, in the
northwestern part of Finland, but re
cently has been living in Stockholm
to avoid arreKt em account of hi
known revolutionary id as. He re
turned four days ago to Finland by
way of Tornea. and .--pent three days
in Vi borer.
Parker Will Not be Judge.
New York. March 21. Judge Alton
B. Parker, democratic candidate (,r
president of the United States, Mates
he will not consider any proposition to
return to the bench of this state. There
has been an effort to induce Mr. Park
er to take such a step, and that he
rihould succeed Presiding Justice Van
Brunt, rjf the fctate supreme court,
whose term expires Dec. 31, H05.
NEW ATTORNEY FOR
Washington, March 21. The pretsi
lent today announced Chariot B. Mor
rison has been appointed district at
torney for the northern district of Il
linois, succeeding Bethea, promoted to
e district judge.