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VOL. LIV. XO. 140.
THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
FAVORS CONTINUING WAR
Preliminary Report States
There is No Serious
S. Petersburg Discredits Offi
cial Denials of Inter
St. Petersburg, March SO. It is un
derstood the imperial commission un
der the presidency of Grand Duke
Nicholas Nieholaievitch which has
been considering the question of prose
cuting the war has completed its pre
liminary report which favors a contin
uation of the war. finding nothing in
the present situation either financial
or military to prevent its- prosecution.
All Kyea wn Waahlnjtton.
There was no further peace news to
day. All eyes are centered on Wash
ington and Paris where developments
are anticipated. Washington ells
patches are scanned with especial eag
erness. Reports of Roosevelt's confer
ences with Minister Takahari and Am
bassador's .Tusserand and Von Speck-
Stemburg in spite of official denials
are believed in diplomatic circles here
to relate to the opening of negotia
tions. Una Tnkrn No Official .Step.
The foreign office continues to main
tain that Russia has taken no official
step which certainly is literally true.
1 here is an important admission how
ever that Jusserand upon his own re
sponsibility may have given Roosevelt
the French idea of Russia's posit ion.
The French embassy also insists it has
no knowledge of what move if any has
Klrrl Movement I nrrrtnln.
Paris. March 110. Admiral Rojesta
ven sky in course of an authorized in
terview with a Matin correspondent at
the island of Nossl He March 4 said
the future movements of the squadron
depended on the arrival of coal and
military developments. "The slow ar
rival of colliers." he snid, "becomes a
serious question when the fleet, con
sists of warships. If coal is abun
dant I may go to meet the third di
vision." Japa Take Over (ioveramrnt.
Gunshu Pass. March 2H. Chinese
merchants arriving here after a cir
cuitous flight from Mukden relate that
the Japanese have taken over the ad
ministration of Manchuria. They have
installed Japanese officials in place
of the Chinese, have taken posses
sion of the Russian administrative
buiklings and have established a Japa
nese police force at Mukden.
Ilmr Three Itallronda.
The work of converting the railroad
from Port Itoilny to Mukden into a nar
row gunge road has been completed
giving the Japanese three railroad
lines of supply.
Fresh Japanese troops are reported
to be arriving at the front.
I nlque ArKiinirnta Kor War.
Moghilv. Russia. March :'. I "roc la
niations have been scattered broadcast
here calling upon the people to sup
port the war in order to escape a sec
ond Mongolian yoke, the Japanese be
ing described as worse than the lo
custs of ISgypt.
ee r'laakluK 4'wlama.
St. Petersburg. March SO. A tele
gram from Siljasa. today says:
"The Chinese report that the Japa
nese column which is probably carry
ing out the Hanking movement, has
been seen 27 miles northeast of Sip
bingai (74 miles north of Tie pass.)"
Dm) I'rupoaala Are Made.
St. Petersburg. March P. Officially
the authorities; continue to deny stout
ly that Russia has made any proposals
to Japan. This is literally true, as
Russia has only made known negative
conditions, leaving the intermediator
to convey these conditions on its own
responsibility to Japan.
The Novoe Vremya for the first time
admits the possibility of negotiations
for peace, commenting on the efforts
of the P.ritish and French press to
prove that peace is advisable both for
Russia ami Japan.
The Novoe Vremya declares that
payment of indemnity by Russia is ut
terly out of the question, as it would
be a contribution tending to build up
the strength of Japan and that Japan
is not in
a position to claim indem-1
err Aakea 1 altrd Mate.
Washington. March 3. Neither
Russia nor Japan have asked Presi
dent Roosevelt to assist them in enl
ing the war. As far as th Washing
ton government is aware. Emperor
Nicholas ha not yet weakens in his j
announced deciskn "to prosecute the
war to the bitter end. j
USES DYNAMITE AS
MEANS OF SUICIDE
Mahoney City, Pa.. March 30. Jos
eph Rogist. aged 25, committed sui
cide at his home near here last night
by blowing himself to pieces with a
stick of dynamite. The body was
blown to fragments. He had been
married six months.
ITALY HAS CLAIM
Demand Brought by Warship Laid
Before Domingo Gov
BUT IS EASILY SATISFIED
Agrees to Waive Rights in View of
United States' Plan to Set
San Domingo, March 30. Capt. Mor
riondo, commanding the Italian cruiser
Calabria, with the Italian charge
d'affaires. Sig. Luigi Cambiaso, visited
Foreign Minister Sanchez yesterday af
ternoon and presented him with a writ
ten demand for satisfaction of Italian
claims under the Dominican guarantee,
in view of the failure of the American
senate to ratify the proposed treaty.
Senor Sanchez showed the Italian of
ficer an unofficial bulletin from Wash
ington stating that President Roosevelt
had approved the modus vivendi by
which Dominican revenues were to be
collected and held in trust for the ben
efit of all the creditors, and explained
the plan. He added that United States
Minister Dawson was momentarily ex
pecting an official confirmation from
Italian (internment n tin tied.
Capt. Morriondo then asked for 3
written statement setting forth the
facts, which Sanchez promised. With
HITS the Italian commander and the
charge d'affaires expressed satisfaction.
UNION OF COLLEGES
Urged by Speakers at Conference of
Smaller institutions at
Galesburg, 111., March 30. That the
colleges of" the middle west must se
cure cooperation with the universities
if they are to maintain their indiv
iduality and existence was the central
thought presented to the third annual
meeting of the colleges of the middle
west, which opened here yesterday and
Dean J. H. T. Main of Iowa college
made a report for the committee show
ing the efforts to make a definite ar
rangement between the collegs. uni
versities, and professional schools.
President W. H. Salmon of Carleton
college spoke of the phase of cooper
ation as affected by the Minnesota law.
Prof. H. E. Griffith of Knox college
contended that the colleges of the
middle west must make a stand for
some sort of cooperative agreement
with the university.
O'Brien Again Breaks Down on Trial
Trip Put Back in Dry
New York. March 3. Because ot
the breaking of a high pressure piston-rod
on her preliminary trial trip
off Fire island the torpedoboat O'Brien,
which was to have an official trial to
day off Newport, has returned to the
dry dock at the New York r.avy yard.
The O'Brien was taken over from
the Nixon Shipbuilding company, when
it was absorbed by the United States
Shipbuilding company. She has sus
tained injury after injury on all her
trial trips. During the last run she
was making 22 knots when the col
Law is Impracticable.
Albany. N. Y., March S. In their
annual reiort to the legislature the
state tax commissioners declares the
I : . ii i.
gros; eamius id miuuiuo
to do impracucaoie.
Huntington. W. Va.. March 3".
Three were killed and one fatally hart
in an explosion of the boiler of a port-'
ab!e sawmill near Matwan today.
BILL TO AID THE
Albany, N. Y.. March 30. Senator
Brackett, who is attorney for the plain
tiffs in the suit now pending as a re
sult of the Equitable Life Assurance
Society tangle introduced today a bill
for the aid of the policy holders of that
company. It repeals the section of the
present law, which prevents a policy
hoider from bringing action for an ac
counting without the approval of the
Bill Giving Legislators $2,000 a
Session is Reported
DISCUSS RAILROAD PASSES
Reynolds' Measure Will be Consider
ed Later School Consoli
dation in Senate.
Springfield, III., March 30. The
house committee on fees and salaries
has decided that the legislators must
receive more money for their services
to the state. At the meeting yester
day it was decided by a unanimous
vote to report out the bill of S. E.
Erickson, which increases the pay to
$J.loo per session.
There has been talk of an amend
ment which would compel the legis
lator to make affidavit that he had not
used free transportation in coming to
or from Springfield. The committee
decided, however, that inasmuch as
Dr. Reynolds, of Mercer county, had
introduced a bill prohibiting legisla
tors riding on passes, it would not be
necessary to amend the salary bill.
C'onaiiler In Future.
Then it was decided that the corn
mil tee should consider the Reynolds
bill at "some future time." This is as
near as they came to making any pro
vision against acceptance of passes.
Transportation of children to and
from school in districts formed by the
consolidation of two or more districts
is provided for in a bill passed by the
senate yesterday morning. The meas
ure authorizes the payment of such
cost out of the public school funds if
approved by a majority of the votes
cast at any regular election.
Other bills were passed by the sen
ate, a,s follows: The omnibus appro
priation bill for ordinary and contin
gent expenses of the state government
carrying a sum of $S,7G7.5S4; appro
priating $25.'?.9S3 for special education
al institutions, beginning July 1, 1905,
and also $253,986 for the same in
stitutions for the year beginning July
1. 19fi; appropriating $200,150 for re
pairs and improvements at state edu
cational institutions; providing that
any company authorized by the laws
of an adjoining state to operate street
or interurban railways may cross a
line and operate in the state of Illinois
on the same terms and conditions
granted to the companies in the othor
states; amending the act relating to
the granting of licenses to plumbers
and providing renewal charges of $1
for master plumbers, and 25 cents for
Will io fiver Tuemlnj.
When the general assembly adjourns
tomorrow it will stand adjourned until
next Wednesday morning. A joint
resolution to this effect was adopted
by the senate and later was concurred
in by the house, notwithstanding the
opposition of Speaker Shurtleff to the
The adjournment over next Monday
and Tuesday is taken for the purpose
of allowing the members to look after
their political interests in the muni
cipal elections that will take place
FIREMAN DIES IN TUNNEL
Yesterday's Fire in New York Subway
Leads to Fatality.
New York. March 30. Fireman
Samuel Lilly was killed and several
other firemen injured by a cavein in
the subway at One Hundred and Sixty
eighth street station, which burnei
yesterday. The firemen were in the
tunnel trying to smoulder the embers
of the fire when a jrtiou. of the roof
BILL PROHIBITING SHOOTING OF
BIRDS AT MATCHES IN ILLI
NOIS UP TO GOVERNOR.
Springfield. III.. March 3 The bill
prohibiting the shooting of live pig
eons or other birds in marksmanship
matches was passed by the houe of
representatives today. The bill now
goes to the governor.
NAN PATTERSON, WITH SISTER AND
Morgan Smith and Wife Wanted as Witnesses in
Murder Case Discovered in Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio, March 30. Morgan
Smith and wife, the latter a sister
of Nan Patterson, were arrested here
this- afternoon. Smith had been sum
moned as as witness in the Patterson
case but left New York several months
ago and was not found until today.
New York, vila,rch 30. Late this af
ternoon the grand jury handed down
indictments aga3ist J. Morgan Smith,
his wife Julia, I and Nan Patterson.
Minister Powell Reports Serious
Trouble is Pending on
TWO DAYS OF DISORDER
United States; Dispatches Warship to
t Look' After Interests of
Washington, March 30. The cruis
er Brooklyn due at Guantanamo totfay
will be ordered upon her arrival there
to proceed to Port Au Prince, Hayti,
in response to the request of the state
department after receiving a cable
gram from Minister Powell saying
trouble is impending there.
Washington. f. C, March 30. An
American man-f-war will be sent to
Port Au Prince to protect American
interests. This determination was ar
rived at when the state department re
ceived a cablegram from Minister Pow
ell saying that serious trouble is im
pending in Hayti and it is doubtful
whether the authorities can maintain
peace an dorder March 31 and April 1.
The state department immediately re
quested the navy department to dis
patch a war vessel to Port Au Prince.
I III I tun Mlulater Surprlaed.
J. N. Leger, Haytian minister in
Washington, said last night that he
was greatly surprised to hear of Min
ister Powell's cablegram, as lie was
not aware of any threatened trouble in
his country. He has telegraphed the
president of Hayti for information.
Washington, March 30. Haytien
Minister Leger has received a cable
gram from the president of Hayti con
tradicting the cablegram of Minister
Powell received yesterday stating se
rious trouble is impending in Hayti
and that it is doubtful whether the
authorities car maintaiu peace and
order on Marc!, 31 and April 1. Ac
cording to Leger's advices the country
is quiet and there is no fear of an v.i
rising. BACK AT KANSAS
Standard Oil Makes Wholesalers
Pay Retail Price for
DESTROYS THEIR BUSINESS
Application For Writ of Quo War
ranto to Oust Company
Topeka. Kans,, March So. The Stan
dard Oil company ha-s Mruck back at
Kansas for the antidiscrimination law
of the last legislature. It has discon
tinued giving Jobbers nnd wholesalers
in Kansas concessions in price on re
fined oil and igasoline. The effect ot
this order, it is said, will be to take
the business of handling kerosene
away from the wholesalers, who now
must pay the retail prices for their
Ouater la Mlaaoarl.
Jefferson City. Mo., March So. At
torney General Hadley has filed In the
supreme court an application for a
writ of quo warranto for the purpose
of ousting the Standard Oil and con
stituent' companies from Missouri. The
court Issued the writ and ma le it re
turnable on April 11.
NAVIGATION AT HEAD
OF LAKES OPENS
, Duluth. Minn, March SO. Naviga
tion at the head of the lakes opened
today when the steamer Bon Ami
cleared for Grand Marais, and other
north shore pomts.
BY THE GRAND JURY
charging them jointly with conspir
acy. Widow Teatlfiea.
New York. March 30. The case of
Nan Patterson, who is awaiting trial
on the charge of having murdered
Caesar Young, was again before the
grand jury today. Several witnesses,
including the widow of the dead book
maker, were examined by Assistant
District Attorney Rand. It is report
ed Rand is seeking an andictment for
conspiracy in connection with the
ARE MORE STRICT
Beef Trust Witnesses Closely
Questioned as to Any
EVIDENCE MADE SECONDARY
J. Ogden Armour Declares Indictment
of Connors Was Due to a
Chicago, March 30. Ten witnesses,
several of them employes of the Chi
cago packers, were heard at yester
day's session of the grand jury, inves
tigating the so-called "beef trust." All
these men were subjected to a rigid
examination as to whether they had
been approached by outsiders since
being called as witnesses, the inquis
itorial body evidently being more anx
ious, for the present at least, to secure
further evidence of alleged tampering
with witnesses by interested persons
than to secure the real facts concern
ing the beef combination.
More Inrilctiiienta Impending.
From a federal official, it is learned
that several witnesses have been ap
proached, and as noon as proof is in
the hands of District Attorney Morri
son, it is said, more indictments will
John E. Shields, government witness
in the case against Thomas J. Con
nors, Armour's general superintendent
indicted yesterday was put under
$1,000 bonds today to appear at the
July term of the I'nited Stales dis
trict court, when Connor's case is set
for hearing. Shields siurned his own
bond and left for New York last night.
I ; very Wltnraa Mimliinrd.
Secret service men have increased
in numbers so rapidly that now almost
every witness of consequence is being
shadowed. Many other persons not
directly interested in the proceedings
of the jury are also being shadowed
and every endeavor is being made to
prevent anyone approaching a pro
Indleted Throuith M Intake.
In a statement J. Ogden Armour de
dared that the indictment of his con
fidential man Connors "is a result of
a grave misunderstanding as to facts.'
He declares that courtesies were ex
tended to Shields at the latter's re
quest, that he was not entertained by
representatives of Armour &. Co. and
Armour does not believe that an at
tempt was made to influence Shield's
TRAIN IN A DITCH
Carried Homeseekers to Northwest
Said None Are Seriously
Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 30.
The third section of a Canadian Pacific
seeker's excursion train is reported
ditched. The accident is said to be
a bad one.
A wrecking crew and doctors have
left Rat Portage for the scene of the
wreck. The latest report says none of
the passengers were seriously injured.
TAKES CHARGE OF AFFAIRS OF
THE NORTHWESTERN LIFE
St. Paul. Minn., March U0. State
Insurance Commissioner O'Hrlen has
taken charge of the affairs oi the
Northwestern National Lift Insurance
company of Minneapolis. The action
followed an investigation of the com
pany's financial affairs which, it is
alleged, were found to be in a serious
CZAR REPORTED TO HAVE
ATTEMPTED TO END LIFE
BURNS IN COLLEGE
Newark. Ohio. March 30. The Har
ney Science had at IVnnison univer
sity of Granville burned eai- to'--,
with a loss of nearly $100,000. . .Th.0
delicate measuring instruments known
to science were destroyed.
DODGE ON YACHT
Sophia Beck and Other Get-
Rich Quick Conspirators
' in England.
POLICE ON THE LOOKOUT
Strong Case Being Made Out Against
Former Chicago Stenogra
pher. Philadelphia. Pa.. March 30. A dis
patch from Liverpool states that So
phia Beck and her fellow conspirators
in the Storey Cottou company and the
Provident Investment bureau were on
a yacht that was "dodging about in
the outer Liverpool harlMir. A woman
and several men are on board." Chief
Dickson at once notified Washington,
and a description of the missing finan
ciers was sent to the Liverpool police.
It was learned that several vwks
before Sophia Beck and her confed
erates disappeared the woman purchas
ed a yacht in New York, provisioned it
for three weeks, and then hired a crew.
Before the end of the week the fed
eral officials expect to have evidence
of a conspiracy of get-rich-quick con
cerns, compared with whose operations
the individual swindles of the two de
funct companies, it is said, will be in
significant. The expected disclosures
will show that Philadelphia is the home
of the conspiracy and that the collapse
of I he Storey Cotton nipped in the bud
an organized project to fleece the gulli
ble public all over the country.
Wn n ChlfiiKo Menoitrnpher.
Mattoon. 111., March 30 Miss Sophia
Heck was born in Coles county, the
family having some prominence. The
young woman got a certificate to teach
school in 1S92 and 1S93, and was un
usually bright and attractive. She
taught school at Oakland and
later went to a business college at
Quincy. After she returned she went
to Chicago to take a stenographic posi
tion with a board of trade firm. Later
she became a stenographer for a racing
NEW YORK LIGHTING
Legislative Committee Investigates
Charges of Extortionate
New York. March So. Investigation
of an alleged monoiKily ef New York
City's supply of light and of charges of
exaction of extortionate prices by the
combination of lighting companies was
begun by a committee of the legisla
ture today. All city officials having
anything to do with awarding lighting
contracts, as well as more than 100 of
ficial.s of lighting companies, are ex
pectcd to be witnesses.
KILLS HER SPOUSE
WITH A HATCHET
Brutal Crime of Wife of Austrian La
borer Caused by Extreme
Pittsburg. Pa.. March .'I". Michael
Novackovich, an Austrian Iatorer.
was murdered while nlecping in bed
early today, by his wife. Anne. The
crime was brutal one, the woman us
ing a hatchet.
The cause assigned for the crime
was revenge for ill treatment by the
husband who-, it is alleged, insisted on
his wife leading an immoral life.
UP THEIR TOGAS
Wasiiingtem, March SO. Secretary j
I art today received the resignations of
the Panama canal commisfcionero with
the exception of thai of MaJ. Gen. Da
vis, which is expected to be forthcom
ing at once.
J Admiral Walker, chairman of the
Panama ranat rimrnltitlrm iruluv ro.
' ceivtd by cable the resignation of
Gen. Davis as a member of the com
mission and immediately forwarded it
j to the tecretary of war. '
Success of Effort Said tp
Have Been Prevented
TROUBLES STILL GROW
Effect of Sermon to Peasants
It is Feared Will Aggra
Paris, March 30. An unconfirmed
rumor from St. Petersburg is publish
ed here this morning to the effect that
Emperor Nicholas made an attempt to
commit suicide and wounded himself
in the hand.
The rumor further says that the em
peror's design was frustrated by the
intervention of his mother, the on
AlexlelT to Nuroeetl Meritlua.
St. Petersburg. March 30. It is re
ported on high authority Former Vice
roy Alexieff wiil be appointed gover
nor general of Moscow succeeding the
late Grand Duke Sergius.
See Peril lu Adilreaa.
Si. Petersburg. March 30. la view
of the peasant agitation throughout
the country some newspapers are se
riously alarmed at the effect of the re
cent pastoral address in the Metro
politan of St. Petersburg, by M. An
tonius, as being a direct incitement to
ignorant peasants to begin a war of
extermination against the entire edu
cated class and the papers are de
manding that the Metropolitan and the
holy synod, whose mouthpiece It Is as
sumed Antonius was, to take immed
iate measures to counteract the effect
of his statements.
Prince Mestcheersky, editor of
Grashdanin. denounces the sermon a
the mofct dangerous utterance of thj
century and pictures the inevitable int.
pression. produced on the ignorant re
ligious minded peasants of damnation
from the altar of tho Intellectual" aa
being tho foes of Russia, bloody
wolves and followers of anti-Christ of
the west who would destroy the holy
temples, place sacred bones in anat
omical museums and wean peoplo
from their chance of e ntering the king
dom of heaven.
laaneil the 20th.
Antonius issued the address tho
20th arraigning Russia of today for
vanity, frivolity, dissipation and im
piety, the just punishment of which ho
said was the humiliation of the nation.
ffMM-eaaluua In l-'lnna.
St. Petersburg, March SO. The em
peror has given answer lo the petition
of the Finnish diet asking that all im
perial decrees since the diet of 1899
which, it Is claimed are In contraven
tion of the organic law of Finland, be
withdrawn or submitted for the ap
proval of the diet.
The emperor In the decision conced
ed two points, the suspension of tho
conscription act until 190.S when the
whole question will be submitted to
date and In lieu of military service
Finland will have to pay a contribu
tion of $2.0oo,i0 In the same way as
(he mussulrnans of Caucasus pay $2ii,
Oiio instead of furnishing recruits. The
emperor also conceded the point of tlri
irremovability of Judges.
War n lirrmaa etllera.
Paehmiit. Hessabara, March A
peasant outbreak has occurred at Cas
eno against the (ierman settlers. Peas
ants threaten to forcefully take pos
session of lands unlerH the Germans
voluntarily give up possession. Cos
sacks have been dispatched to tho
I'aliM-e it lluroetl.
Yaita. Crimea. March Z. The re
port that the Imperial pal-tce at Livad
i.t ha been burned by rioters Is un
true. durkr dofa oatb.
St. Petersburg. March So. Owing to
the condition of his health Maxim Gor
ky has bee n granted the n'-c?HMary per
mijsien to go to the south of HuHsia
A NEW COMPANY FORKED
With Capital of $20,000,000 to Taks
Place of American Ice Company.
Trenton. N. J., March SO. Tho
American Ice Scnritieh company with
a capital ef $20.00o.ooo has been lncer
poraf'.d he r-. The cennpany will tak
over the charter and asrf-ts of the
American Ice company.
Another Fatal Wreck.
Mankato, Mlun.. March 30. A fat
freight on the Omaha road, goln?
down grade, to St. Paul was wrecked
here by the engine Jupming the track.
Engineer Morgan was crushed and.
scalded to death.