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ETS THE FACE
FOR O THEHS
VOL. I.IV. NO. 134.
.THURSDAY, MARCH 23. 1905.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
IRST STEP TOWARD PEACE MAY HAVE
ALREADY BEEN TAKEN BY RUSSIANS
THIRTY-THREE ARE INJURED IN A
WRECK ON THE Q AT LINCOLN, NEB.
IN SAN OOMGO FEARED
To Ascertain Whether
Honorable Terms May
WAR PARTY OVERCOME
Dispatches From the Front Do
Not Tell of Further
St. Petersburg, March 23. Minis
ters and supporters of the court who
advocate the submission of pacific pro
posais to Japan as previously set forth
in these dispatches so as to ascertain
whether an honorable basis of peace
is possible believe they have carried
the day. The Associated Press hears
on high authority that an actual step
is imminent if not already taken.
Turnlnit ) llolh Flaaka.
(JuiiKhu Pass, March 23. The Japa
nose are following the Russian rear
guard which is moving north from
Santoyou at the rate of eight and a
half miles a day. On both flanks the
Japanese are operating wide turning
movements hut the strength of the
flanking forces has not been definitely
rrd 2IMI.IHM) Morr Mrn.
Two hundred thousand reinforce
ments from Russia are now necessary
to make it possible for the Russians
to meet the Japanese on anything like
e ven terms.
l'fM to latrnrart
Jxndon, March 23. According to a
news agency the cabinet ministers as
sembled this afternoon at the foreign
office to consider a proposal for the
intervention of the powers in the Russo-Japanese
war. No confirmation o!
the report is obtainable.
It is authoritatively stated that the
cabinet meeting had no connection
whatever with intervention in the far
ItuMnlnun In l)lritT.
Tokio, March 23. An official report
from the imperial army headquarters
"Our detarbment pursuing the en
emy entered Changtu Tuesday.
"A large body of the enemy, in elis
order, is retreating towards the north
cast along the line of railway.
"Tart of the enemy's cavalry ha?
passed two miles north of Changtu."
o KlKhtlnit Tumilnf.
St. Petersburg. March 20. Line-,
vltch telegraphed under Wednesday's
date he had no news of any encounters
with the Japanese on Tuesday.
Srr lliiMKtan Wnrnhlp.
Ilortlouis Island. Mauritius. March
23. An evening steamer from Colom
bo, Ceylon, arrived today and reports
during the night of the Kith it met a
Russian torpedo boat which was fol
lowed by a squadron of warships some
ALLEGES A PLOT
Sangamon County Grand Jury Does
Not Act on Ousted Representa
tive's Bribe Charges.
Springfield. 111.. March 23. The tin
al report of the Sangamon county
grand jury failed to include any indict
ment as a result of the legislative in
vestigation conducted at the behest ot
Frank I. Comerford, the deposed Chi
cago representative. Comerford in
sinuates that the grand jury has been
guilty of irregularities, although he
fails to specify in what manner. Com
erford declined to state what further
action he purposes taking, although
he admitted that he will not drop his
An appeal was made by him for the
grand Jury to continue in session. It
is believed here he feared the effect
the failure to make good his charges
will have on his candidacy for reelec
tion to the house.
Hearing For Veterans.
Washington. March 23. Secretary
Taft has arranged to give a hearing
April S U Gov. Cummins, of Iowa, in
support of the desire of officials of
that state to have an inscription on
the Iowa monuments in Shiloh battle
field park amended so they shall show
the time the various Iowa regiments
appeared on the scene of battle.
ON THE UPPER RIVER
La Crosse. Wis., March 23. Naviga
tion opened on the Mississippi river
ONE OF LAST FIVE
OF ORIGINAL DIR.
Superior, Wis.. March 23. Mrs. Re
becca Tyle, aged 90 years, and one of
the five original Daughters of the
American Revolution died today at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. A. K.
OUT WITH CIGARET
Legislature Likely to Pass Law
Putting "Coffin Nails"
YATES APPOINTEES LOSE
Shakeup in the Macomb Board Pro
vided for Spending Money Not
Springfield. 111., March 23. It seems
likely that the sale of cigarets will
be stopped in Illinois by the present
legislature. Iloth the senate and
house committees referred the anti
cigaret bills to the subcommittees to
incorporate amendments which have
been agreed to since the bills were in
troduced. Iioth committees are fav
orable to the legislation and will work
in harmony to get up a bill together
w-liich both the house and senate can
Mi l (iinh Hoard in Trouble.
Gov. Deneen has hit an ambitious
board eif trustees with an ax as dis
cipline for endeavoring to forestall ap
propriations. The senate was inform
ed by a communication from the gov
ernor that the names of John M. Kee
fer. S. H. Trego, ami John A. Mead,
laid before it by Yates for confirma
tion as trustees of the Western Illinois
Normal school at Macomb, were with
drawn for consideration.
These are three unconfirmed mem
bers of the board of six trustees which
held a meeting recently and voted in
creases in salaries, hired additional
help. anl voted to spend the money
which has not yet been appropriated
by the legislature.. The action they
took at this early meeting is of the
character always taken after the leg
islature adjourns and appropriations
Antrl-Trunt Law fniorcil.
The antitrust bill, drawn by Attor
ney General Stead and introduced by
Representative McKinley. will reach
the house with the recommendation
that it pass. The house judiciary com
mittee took favorable action after lis
tening to a detailed explanation of the
measure and its purposes by Assistant
Attorney General Gillespie. It was
stated that the provision of the bill
giving a person injured by a trut the
right to sue and recover damages, and
providing that he should not be liable
for goods bought of a trust were based
on the federal antitrust acts.
RIOT FOLLOWS NEW
YORK STREET SMASH
Passengers Break Windows on Sub
way and Police Eject
New York, March 23. Motorman
Paly was seriously injured, several
persons slightly hurt and traffic in the
subway blocked for half an hour dur
ing rush hours early today, as the re
stilt of a rear end collision of two
trains at One Hundred and Sixteenth
street. A scene followed the smash
up. The subway employes ordered
the passengers to leave the platforms
when angry patrons began smashing
the car windows. The police were
summoned and men and women, some
of them injured, were ejected from the
NOOSE AT FAULT
LETS CONDEMNED MAN FALL TO
GROUND AND RENDERS RE
Pittsburg. Pa., March 23. Two men
were hanged here today. Reno Dar
daia went to the scaffold f.tst and his
neck was broken. William J. Byers
followed him and when the trap was
sprung the loop of the noose pulled
away, precipitating h'm to the ground.
For a minute he staggered around un
der the the scaffold and then the sher
iff caught him and carried him into
the jail. He was not badly hurt. The
rope was again adjusted and Uytrs.
pale and trembling, was again placed
on the scaffold, the trap sprung, death
resulting from strangulation.
DIED AT WASHTUB;
$4,000 III BUSTLE
Cincinnati, Ohio, March 23. While
working over the washtub. Mrs. Anne
Elseworth Werner, wife of a contractor,
dropped dead from heart trouble, and
in preparing the body for burial $ 3,900
in bonds and $151 in cash was found in
the bustle she wore at the time.
SIX MINERS DIE
Explosion of Powder is Fatal in an
CAUSE IS NOT DETERMINED
Second Disaster to Take Place in
Same Workings Several
Princeton, Ind., March 23. Six min
ers dead and four injured, two prob
ably fatally, is the result of an explo
sion in the mine of the Princeton Coal
& Mining company yesterday after
noon. The cause of the explosion has
not been determined.
All of the dead but one were dead
when found in the mine. Their bod
ies were rescued two hours after the
explosion. The five injured were
brought to the surface 30 minutes af
ter the explosion. They were found
heaped together in an unconscious
I. Idle Known of Cuimr.
The cause of the disaster is not
known, save that it resulted from a
powder explosion. The miners were
making their blasts previous to leav
ing the mine and the greater part of
the miners had ascended. Whether
it was a premature shot or an over
charge is not known now, nor is it
known who fired the shot. The explo
sion wrecked a portion of the mine
and the supporting timbers were hurl
ed in every direction. The supports
gone, the slate roof save way in many
places and the rescuers were in con
stant danger from this source.
This is the second serious disaster
for this mine. Nine years ago an
explosion in the mine killed nine. The
mine was then the property of the
Maule Coal company.
GREEKS IN FIGHT
Bloody Battle at Crete Between Sol
diers and Crew of a Ves
sel. Marseilles. March 23. The steamer
Y'angtse arrived today and reports
when she touched al Candia, Island of
Crete, recently, a serious outbreak oc
curred between 15 French soldiers and
20 Greek marines. The fight lasted an
hour, and six Greeks and two French
men were killed. No political signifi
cance is attached to the affray.
CLASS FIGHT WILL
CAUSE TWO DEATHS
Colorado State School of Mines Has
Sanguinary Conflict Between
Golden. Colo., March 23. Marry B.
of Denver, Arthur J. Weinig. of Duran
go, Colo., freshmen in the state school
of mines were probably fatally injured
in a class battle which occurred be
tween freshmen and sophomores. A
flag fight began at 2 o clock in the
morning. continued intermittently
throughout the day and culminated in
a rough and tumble fight.
Duke to See King Alfonso.
Madrid. March 23 Tne Duke ot
Connaupht arrived here today to visit
STATE OF SENATOR
Delaware Legislature Adjourns With
out Agreeing Upon Any
Dover. Del.. March 23 The I Ma
ware legislature adjourned sine die
today without electing a senator. The
last ballot stood:
Addicks, 15; H. A. Dupont, 11;
Sauisbury. 13; Hughes, S; I'ennewtll.
Smoking Car and Coach Turn
Completely Over Two
Lincoln, Neb., March 23. A Bur
lington train from Grand Island to Lin
coln was wrecked in West Lincoln to
day and 33 persons or more Injured.
The smoking car and rear coach turned
C. E. Sterberg. of Washington. D. C,
and Charles S. Gaskill, of Alma, Neb.,
were perhaps fatally injured.
COMPULSORY EDUCATION PROPOSED
RUSSIAN MINISTRY PLANS IMPORTANT MOVE TROOPS CONTINUE
TO KILL PEASANTS WHO ARE BURNING AND
St. Petersburg. March 23. The an
nouncement was made today that in a
fortnight the ministry of public in
struction will undertake an elabora
tion of a plan for a compulsory sys
tem of primary education.
An international loan of $ ino.OOO.ooo
was signed today. The price of the
issue is SG and the bonds are redeem
able in 50 years.
I'niHtnlM Shot Dunn.
Ten peasants were killed and 5u
wounded at Imenta, Russian Poland,
Tuesday as a result of shooting by in
fantry sent to quell disturbances.
Peasants frofii Benignowa proceeded
to Lamenta to induce farm laborers to
strike and rioting occurred.
4 arrleil a Ilumb.
New York, March 23. A Times St.
Petersburg dispatch says the police
guarding the palace of Grand Duke
Alexis have arrested a suspicious look
ing loiterer, who was found to be car
rying a bomlj.
HEW HAMBURG-AMERICAN LIKE SHIP
BUILT TD PREVENT ROLLING IN HEAVY SEA
Berlin, March 23. The Hamburg- sists of a nias.-ivc balance wheel
American line is building a new steam- mounted in such a manner as to Conn
er at Stettin which will be fitted out teract the shifting of the center of
with an invention of Otto Shick, an en- gravity of the ship. Naval engineers
gineer of the Hamburg which it is ex- regard the invention as likely to be of
pected will reduce the rolling of ves- the greatest use to warships in adding
sels at sea Mo a minimum. It con- to the stability of gun platforms.
SHE SAVED CREW
Abigail Cecker, Famed in Song
and Story, in Canada,
WAS REWARDED FOR HEROISM
Unaided, Prevented Great Loss of Life
On Lake Erie Fifty Years
Iangton, Ontario, March 2:'.. Abi
gail Geekcr, famed in song and story
throughout .Canada, is dead.
Cnaided t-he saved the crew of the
schooner Conductor, wrecked on Lake
Krie, in Noyember, 1Sj3.
RevurdVl for Act.
For her bravery, the government
gave her a' farm; Buffalo ship owners
$l,i00 and .the New York Life Saving
association a gold medal.
ROCK ISLANDER IS LOSER
Court Holds J. W. Hayes Elected Sec
retary; of Knights of Labor.
Washington, March 2.".. The long
standing controversy between the
Ifurns and Hayes factions of the
Knights of Labor has been decided by
the court of appeals of the District
of Columbia favorably to the latter. J.
W. Hayes was elected general secre
tary of the order several years ago.
but his riht to the office was disput
ed by SirOon Burns, who instituted a
contest in the supreme court of the
The decision there was favorable to
Burns, but it was reversed on the
ground tbat the courts of the Di.-lrict
of Columbia have no jurisdiction in
DETROIT MAN FOR
HIGH NAVY POST
Ya--himron. March 23. Pre .-i'b nf
Roosevelt has ttudtre-l the office .t
assistant sorreiary of the navy to Tru
man H. Newberry, of Detroit, j.nd the
proffer has been accepted.
Newberry will succe-ed Charles II.
Darling, of Vermont
DR. CHI DWICK GETS A JOB
To Play Organ at $1C0 a Week at Ex
hibition of Wife's Property.
New York, March 23. Among the
personal effects formerly owned by
Mrs. Cassie L. Chadwick of Cleveland.
Ohio, and which have just been pur
chased by Abraham G. Nelson of New
Market, N. J., a half brother of the
late Mrs. Charles L. Fair, was a cost
ly pipe organ for w hich he paid $9,000.
In closing the deal Mr. Nelson made a
novel contract with Dr. Chadwick. hus
band of the woman, which provides
that he is to play the instrument for
a salary of $100 a week while the
goods are on exhibition, wherever they
The grand duke is stated to have
gone abroad several fortnights ago.
Arroat rX Pendant.
St. Petersburg, March 23, C a. m. In
connection with the peasant revolt,
there have been 500 arrests in the
Dvinsk district, where, besides sacking
and burning property and compelling
the owners to seek refuge in the
towns, the rioters are killing cattle and
In the Kieff district it is reported
that forged documents have reached
the local authorities ordering the sale
of state lauds to peasants at absurdly
low prices. These documents are be
lieved to have been circulated by rev
olutionists in order to promote a revolt
Uo On Strike.
The employes on 30 estates in the
Libau district have gone on strike.
Count Clienmichael's estate in Go
mel have been devastated and plunder
ed. Troops have been sent there to
suppress the outbreak.
STARS ARE FOUND
Santiago, Chile, March 23. The as
tronomical expedition sent out by I).
O. Mills, of New Work, is rapidly ac
complishing its object. Twenty double
stars have been discovered.
JAP METHODS BROUGHT HERE
Lessons From War in Far East Soon
to Be Promulgated.
Washington, March 23. What the
fighting in the far east has taught th:
I'nited States army general statf will
soon be promulgated in orders to t lie
army. The president. Assistant Secretary
of War Oliver, Gen. Crozier, chief of
the bureau of ordnance, and several
officers of the general staff have- dis
cussed the importance of individual
initiative in the solder, and ot higher
physical training than heretofore has
characterized the private.
FUNERAL FOR THE VICTIMS
Public Exercises Cause Stopping of
Business at Brockton. .
Brockton, Mass.. March 23. Public
funeral services were held today for
more than 10 persons who lost their
lives last Monday in the explosion and
fire. Business as far as possible was
Kaiser Goes South.
Cuxhaven, March 23. Kmperor Wil
liam started today on his Mediterran
ean cruise on board the steamer Ham
burg. DESERTER FROM
President Roosevelt Approves of Dis
missal and Loss of Citizen
ship. U'icliir, o-t.n
March 23. President
approved the wenteuce
inflicted upon Mi i.-hipi.. m Arroaooi,
of North Carolina, recently tried lor
desertion from the navy. The sen
tence carries with i" d.smi.-ai from
ttfe navy and lo;s o the rights of
SIX MEN DROWNED
CROSSING A RIVER
Charleroi. Pa.. March 23. Six men
were drowned today while attempting
to cross the Monongahe'.a river. The
ferryman iost control of the skiff in
midstream and the boat was carried
over a dam and capsized.
TOUR FOR THE 6TH
Rock It land National Guard Corr.
pany Will See Duty at Cap
ital July 22 29.
ORDERS BY ADJT. GEN. SCOTT
Local Division of Naval Reserves to
Cruise on Lake Michigan Week
of July 8-15.
Springfield. 111., March 23. (Spe
cial.) Adjt. Gen. Scott issued an or
der today for the annual tour of in
struction of the Illinois National Guard
to he held at Camp Lincoln this year.
The regiments will go into camp on
the following dates:
First infantry, June 21 to July 1.
Second infantry and signal corps.
Seventh infantry, July S-15.
Eighth infantry, July 15 22
Sixth infantry, July 22 2!.
Third infantry. July 29 to Aug. a.
Fourth infantry, Aug. 5-12.
Fifth infantry, Aug. 12-19.
First cavalry, artillery battalion and
engineer company, Aug. K-2i.
The Xnvnl llmrrvrH.
The Naval Reserves will take a tour
of instruction on the steamer Dorothea
at Chicago on the following dates:
Moline division, July 1-S.
Rock Island division, July 8-iri.
Quincy division, July 15-22.
Alton division, July 22 2'J.
PEARY'S NEW BOAT IS BEST
Craft Just Launched Fitted to Battle
With Arctic Ice.
Bucksport. Me.. March 23. Lieut.
Peary's Arctic steamship was launch
ed successfully today. She was chris
tened the "Koosevell" by Mrs. I Vary.
Bucksport. Maine. March 23. Com
mander Robert E. Peary's Arctic ex
ploration steamship which was launch
ed here today is considered the strong
est in construction and the most jmiw
eiful and best equipped craft for com
bating Arctic ice ever built. The ves
sel is described as a three-masted fore;
and aft schooner-rigged steamship with
auxiliary sail power.
UPRISING IS CONTROLLED
Outbreak on the Island of Samar Ends
and Troops Removed.
Manila. March 23. Gen. Allen in
charge of the federal troops on the
island of Samar repot ts the uprising
among the Pulajaucs i:-; now under con
trol and tiie majority of regular troops
have been withdrawn.
A CHANGE OF HEART
Some Who Vcted Against McCaskrin
Will Support Him on Re
consideration. Springfield, III., March 23. Spe
cial.) Several republican members of
the house who voted against McCas
krin last Tuesday were interviewed
today by your represe ntative and many
of ih'in declared it their intention to
vote in his favor when the reconsider
ation of the vote by which the major
ity re-Holution favoring Cooke; was
lost conies up next Wednesday, and it
is saf? to say that McCaskrin will re
tain his seat.
ATE CHILD HEART
"VOODOO" DOCTOR ON TRIAL FOR
CAUSING MURDER OF BABE
AT HAVANA, CUDA.
Havana. March 23. "King" IJou
court, a nt-gre, has placed em
trial on the charge of killing a white
child 20 months old. The child's body
waB found horribly mutilated, with the
heart remeived. The charges made are
that Boueourt posed as a "voodoo" doc
teir, and that when an eld negree con
sulted him for treatment, he advised
her the eu!y remedy was to eat the
j heart of a w hite person. The kidnap
j ing of the chil i victim Is alle ged to
President Morales Dis
credited by Failure
BELGIUM HAS A CLAIM
Different Foreijn Powers Ex
pected to Seize Ports to
San Domingo. March 23. The news
ef the postponement by the I'nittvl
State's senate of action on the treaty
with San Domingo makes the- situation
here acute, and an internal uprising
seems to be imminent, based en the
cry that President Morales ha been
discredited in the I'nited States.
Can l'ut Down Mrvolutlon.
Pre-sident Morales states that he Is
prepared to put down any revolution,
but that a more serious matter in his
mind is foreign complications growing
out of Ifclgium's demand, presented on
March 21. llelgiiiin wants the customs
receipts ef a port of Santo Iniingo to
the extent of $2.".Ss:; a month. ae-eerd-ing
to a former agreement, on which
no paynn-nt lias been made for three
ears. No reply has been made to the
KfNiilt or I'll Hurt' of Trenty.
This demand is construed as a dl
rect re-sult of the failure of the treaty
between the I'nited States and San
Domingo. President Morales antici
pates similar demands by either for
eign powe-rs. which he will be helpless
to resist. lie says he- wants to pay
all the republic's debts, but sees the
ruin ef the' e-ountry with every port
in the hands of a different foreign
power and no revenue for the govern
ment. While he sees no light ahead,
he has blind faith that "right will tri
umph." IMMIGRATION RUSH
ON AT ELLIS ISLAND
Sixteen Thousand Foreigners Land in
Three Days Still More in
April and May.
N w York, March 23. The i-pring
rush of iiumigitit ion has almost
swamped the go ei iimem ofliedals al
IClIis Island. In the last three days
111, nun immigrants reached port. Ite
ports re-e-. hed from abroad indie ale
the rush will continue to inert ase in
April and May.
Since March lS.imu Italians, T.'iuO
Russians ami Hebrews have arrived
at Klils Island. The penentave eif
Hungarian immigrat :on shows a re
Life for Criminal Assault.
Paris. III.. March 23. Peter Hassett
yi-sterday to criminal assault on Mrs.
Klbert Wright. A life sentence was
FOR STANDARD PIPE
Galesburg Supervisors Fear Damage
That May Result Fran Accident
Should Tubes Burst.
(Jalesburg, 111.. March 23. Afte r an
all elay consideration eif an applica
tion ejf the; Standard Oil company for
a franchise to lay a pipe ilne across
this county the hoard ot supervisors
refused to grant the petition. Tho
board elecidel tbat the actiejn wan
nol intended i stop the laying it pipe,
but to keep the county from liability
that might arise.
Koine members argue-tl that should
the; pipes burst and ei; overrun the
field and Ignite- I he county might be;
liable if the company was glven the
No Meps will be taken for an In
Junction. The b !1 t is that the com
pany will proe-et d laying pipes, as it
already has purehased the right ot
way of the farmers.
Charged With Looting Bank.
Iawton. Okla., March 2:5. If. H. Mc
Duffie;, e,f New York, viee president eif
the defunct hank of Law ton, wa.s ar-reste-d
he-re on a charge eif embezzling
$12,000 of the- bank's funds.
ON MAIDEN TRIP
Liverpool, March 23. The new Al
len line turbine steamer Vicyorian
whm bidden an ni husia.-.tic farewell
when she utarted on her maiden voy
age to Montreal thi3 afternoon.