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VOL. LIV. XO. 141.
FRIDAY. MARCH 31, 1905.-SIXTEEX PAGES.
PRICE TWO CEXTS.
GERMAN EMPEROR PAYS
MOROCCO FORMAL GALL
EDIATE PEACE ENDED
Oyama Moves on Line
vitch With Wings
SEEKS TO ENVELOPE
Positive Denial From Paris
That Basis of Agreement
Has Been Reached.
St. Petersburg. March 31. News
from the front today indicates Oyama
J as begun a genuine advance of his
main army with the wings far extend
ed. Heavy reconnaissances are being
made against the Russian center with
the object of developing the Russian
Colllera to Java . ,
Port IjOuI.h Island, Mauritius, March
31. A reort is current here that the
colliers accompanying Rojestvensky'.-,
Mjuadron lias been ordered to go to
Hongkong by way of the island of
( ul Itailroatlf
Paris. March '.'.I. A dispatch from
St. Petersburg states the Japanese have
cut the railroad between Harbin anil
Vladivostok. Hunshu pass has been
evacuated by the Russians after a se
Try to IMert-e Screen.
Harbin. March SI. Japanese scout
ing parties are very active in endeav
oring to pierce the screen of Russian
vanguard posts and develop the dis
position and strength of jsitions, their
attempts at times verging on the nature
of recoiinuisances in force. A few Jap
anese batteries which have pushed far
forward occasionally drop shimose
she-Ms in suspected places. Yesterday
there was a smart brush where Gen.
Mislchenko is stationed, the Japanese
111 DriiK .
Paris. March 31. Whatever hopeful
ness the peace situation may have had
some lays ago the situation lias now
completely changed and there is every
prosper t the war will drag on again
Consequently dispatches appearing in
America saying Foreign Minister Iel
as.se and Ja; 'unese Minister Motouo
have been eoiifi i ring at the former's
house relative to peace are inaccur
rate. The foregoing view of the situa
tion is taken by part of those imme
diately concerned and it is asserted
with authority of the foreign ofliee and
the Japanese l.-iratioli.
'I kra Opposite Irn.
New York. March 31.- Repeated an
iio'incemefits iu regard to the proxi
mity of peace are omtirmed. it is as
serted, in a dispatch from the Times
correspondent at St. Petersburg, by
information from what Is called un un
impeachable source, showing that Rus
sia and Japan have selected President
Roosevelt as mediator that negotia
tions are already in progress, and that
a suspension of hostilities shortly may
MERELY A QUESTION OF
LANGUAGE IN COMMANDS
Understanding on Mooted Subject
Said to Have Been Reached in
Hilda Pest, March 31. It is report
ed an understanding has been arrived
at between the crown and the Hungar
ian majority iu the diet whereby the
war department and opposition will
postpone, fur two years th"ir respec
tive demands regarding the Hungarian
army, namely on the parr of the1 crown
lhat German be used in words of com
mand and em the part ef the opposi
tion that words command be delivered
AGED WOMEN IN FIRE PANIC
Matron Rescues Many From Invalid
Home in Cleveland.
Cleveland. Ohio. March 31. A f.ro
in the Dorcas Invalid Home fer Worn
en at Cud East Madison avenue lam
evening caused a panic among 42 aged
women, and put them in gre-at danger
of death from fire. Mrs. Margaret
Simms, the matron, rescued the In
mates at the rtk ef her life. The
building Is of three stories, and many
of the women were on the upier floors.
The first fhr was badly damageti.
FATHER OF RIGSDAG
IN SWEDEN IS DEAD
Copenhagen. March li. M. De
Thygeson, known as "the faiher ef the
rigsdag" being the oldest member of
lhat body, Jitel today, aged S3 years.
RATfFICATIOH OF THE SAN DOMINGO
REVENUE AGREEMENT EXPECTED TODAY
Washington, March 31. Minister
Dawson cabled the state department
today from San Domingo that he had
received the department's approval of
what he had done respecting the finan
cial agreement for government collec
Beef Witnesses Frankly Admit
Efforts Were Made to In
GRAND JURY IS AROUSED
Indictments Against More Packers
For Tampering are
Chicago. March 31. Conspiracy in
dictments are threatened against the
heads of the hig meat packing con
cerns unless the alleged tampering
with witnesses who have been sum
moned to testify before the federal
grand jury are discontinued at once.
With two wimes.-cs on the stand yes
terday who. it is asserted, admitted
that they had been approached with
the suggestion that their testimony be
mild, the jury, it is declared, is getting
ready to take drastic action.
Will Stop lutrrfrrrai'r.
"We will shut off interference with
witnesses," said Assistant Attorney
General Pagin. "even if we have to re
sort to proceedings under the conspir
acy statute to lo so." The' helie-f is
general that Pagin has already laid
out new indictments.
Fifteen witnesses weTe heard, three
women bed tig among those who testi
fied. The women were said to be
stenographers employed by the Nation
al Packing company. Fifteen secret
service men who have been frequent
ing the corridors of the building where
the grand jury Is iu session, were not
to be see-u.
Wllnraara Arr 1 iinrralcil.
District Attorney Morrison was said
to have ordered that waiting witness
es instead of spending their lime in
the vicinity of the jury room, are tu
be couceab d in downtown hot Is un
til culled before the jury. In this way
the witness will be- more re'adily pre'
vented from learning the identity of
the secre-t service men watching foi
INGA HANSON GOES
Former Salvation Army Girl Who
Sued Railway Denied New
Chicago, March 31. Inga Hanson,
the former Salvation Army girl con
victed of perjury, was today denied
a new trial and will go to the peniten
tiary on an indeterminate sentence.
Perjury was committed In a remark
able attempt by the prisoner to ob
tain Jjo.eoo damages from the Chicago
City railway for alleged injuries in a
street car accident by which Miss
Hanson claimed to have been render
ed eleaf. dumb, blind and unable to
walk. She claimed to have Wen sud
denly cured through a miracle as a re
sult ef prayer.
CLASS HAS BEER; PUNISHED
Sopfvomores of High School at Mar
shall, III., in Trouble.
Marshall. 111.. March 31. For having
a case ef beer at its reception the
sopheinwre class of the high school
has been suspended.
DISHONEST EMPLOYES WRECK BANK
CITIZENS SAVINGS. OF LORAIN, OHIO, FORCED INTO LIQUIDATION
BY THEFT OF $90,000 BY THREE PERSONS CAP
ITALIZED AT $50,000.
Ixraln. Ohio. March 31. The follow
ing notice was posted on the door of
the Citizens" Savings bank teday:
"This bank is closed for business.
The affairs of the bank have been
placed in the hands of T. Fancher
The capital of the bank is $"u.on0;
resources. $2?9,M9; individual dejws-
j IIa4 m Ukg S
j The decision to close the bank was
' reached by the directors after a lone
tion and disbursement of the Domini
can customs and had notified the min
uter of foreign affairs that President
Roosevelt acquiesced in the plan of
settlement. It is expected arrange
ments will be formally ratified in San
CHRIST AS RULER
United Christian Party Calls Na
tional Convention in
TO BE HELD HERE MAY 1
Invitation to Believers in New Form
of Government Sent Out
By W. R. Benkert.
William Rudolph Benkert, of Dav
enport, has issued the call for the na
tional convention of the United Chris
tian party, which is to be held in Odd
Fellows hall, this city. May 1. Former
conventions of the party were held at
the Watch Tower. The party favors
the application of the golden rule in
the conduct of governmental affairs.
It believes, too, that Providence has
ordained that the seat of the national
government should be at Hock Island,
and that eventually it will come here.
The call follows:
"To all the common people who la
bor and are heavy laden with unneces
sary burdensome tax by false kings
and unlawful trusts and false systems
of government that cannot exist with
out war. And to all who believe in
Christ and christian government by
and for the people, you are hereby call
ed to gather in His name in Odd Fel
lows hall, at Kock Island, 111.. May 1.
1905. 10 a. ra., to counsel and confer
with one another for the advancement
of His kingdom on earth, and in the
interest of more popular christian gov
ernment through the system known as
the initiative and referendum on a
world-wide platform that stands for
union in His name, for the fulfillment
of God's law through direct le-gislation
of the people governed by the golden
"The press and all interested are
kindly asked to publish and announce,
this call, with a broad invitation to all
who wish to cooperate in this purpose
regardless of sex. nationality, creed or
Mrmbrrii nlinnnl 4 nini 1 1 tee. j
Following is a partial list of the na
tional committee: Dr. J. S. Dodds,
Pittsburg. Pa.: Judge Thomas 15. King.
Stcphenvillc, Texas; J. F. K. Leonard.
Ainsworth, Iowa; D. H. Martin. Pitts
burg. Pa.: George L. Cook. Danielson.
Conn.; Kitty M. Ilenkert. Davenport,
Iowa; A. F. F. Jensen. Dorchester.
Wis.; S. IJ. Newer. Moline; Gen. John
Cordingly, Chicago: C. H. Thomas.
Chicago: A. T. Newberry, Helena,
Mont.; J. C. Speer. Newark, Mo.; Prof,
r. F. Parker, Ixniisvjlle, Ky.; Ida Cav
erly. Moline; John Frey. Hock Island;
W .R. Struble, Portland, Ore.; N. p.
Tucker, Rock Island; A. B. Francisco.
Winslow, Ark.; Mrs. A. Anthony. Rock
Island; Lucy B. Cook, Rock Island.
Ann Arbor, Mich.. March 31. Frank
Byers. junior law student if the Vni
versdty of Michigan from Harlan.
Iowa, drowned today while canoeing
on the Huron river.
Duchess is Dead.
London, March 31. The dowager
Duchess of Abercorn. who was Louis
A. Jane Russell, daughter of the sixth
Duke of Bedford, died today of gastri
tis. Big Lumber Deal.
Marinette. Wis.. March 31. Edward
Hines. of Chicago, has closed a deal
with the Dudir.gton company, of Mari
nette, for T(.(m'm.0(io feet of all grades
of lumber. Consideration $1.50O,00O.
session last night. While the direct
ors are extremely reticent it is known
the closing resulted from defalcations
by three of its employes and that the
sum taken aggregates $'.o.ei.
Morton in Florida.
Fernandino. Fla., March 31. The
Dolphin arrived here and landed Sec
rrtary Morton and party yesterday af
tern n. Iater they left on a speHal
train for Jacksonville where they took
a night train direct to Washington.
JUI-JITSU, BOXING AND WRESTLING
ARE TO BE INTRODUCED IN THE ARMY
President Acts on Recommendation Special Army
and Navy Commission Officers' Swords
May be Replaced by Revolvers.
Washington. March 31. The war I value as a means of physical develop
department has made public the re
port of the joint board of army and
navy officers convened by special or
ders Feb. S to take into consideration
the physical training of cadets at the
military academy and of the midship
men at the naval academy. The re
port, which is endorsed by President
Roosevelt, who directs that the recom
mendations be carried out, is very
Fuvom Jiu Jltmi.
Its most important feature is the
recommendation that the Japanese art
of Jiu Jitsu be incorporated in the
course with boxing and wrestling. The
board reports that it is not of great
REAR ADMIRAL BARKER IS RETIRED;
EVANS TAKES ATLANTIC SQUADRON
Washington. March 31. After a
long and distinguished service Rear
Admiral A. S. Barker, commander-in-chief
of the North Atlantic fleet haul
ed down his flag today on the Kear-
BUTLER IS FREE
Missouri Boodle Boss Gets the
Ear of the State Suprme
FOLK'S WORK IS UNDONE
Lower Tribunal Ordered to Drop Case
on Ground It Is Out
lawed. Jefferson City, Mo.. March 31. By a
decision of the supreme court prohibit
ing Judge Robert M. Foster from trying
a case .Col. Edward Butler, of St. Lou
is, is virtually set free, as there can be
no t rial. By setting aside the right of the
circuit court to try the case the statute
of limitation intervenes ami Butler is
free from the toils wound about him
by Gov. Folk as circuit attorney.
Um tt n IVIony.
Judge C. H. Crum, attorney for Col.
Butler, when he heard the news of the
"The supreme court could decide on
ly by reading the statute, which is
plain. It says that the eiflVnse for
which Col. Butler was indicted shall be
punished as a misdemeanor. Naming
the offense as a inisde-meanor clearly
took the case from the circuit court,
which has jurisdiction only over fel
onies, and put it in the court of crim
inal correction, which has jurisdiction
t'aae llnal l.apurd.
"But without that the statute of lim
itation would avail. Bringing an indict
ment for misdemeanor must be done
within a year from the commission of
the offense. In this offense the indict
ment was brought IS months after the
TRIED TO EXTORT
MONEY FROM YOUNG
Basis of Charge Against Nan Patter
son and Mr. and Mrs.
New York. March 31 The conspir
acy with which J. Morgan Smith and
wife, who are under arrest in Cincin-i
natl, are charged is that with Nan
Patterson, they tried to extort money
from Caesar Young on the basis of a
false claim that she was about to be
come the mother of a child for which
he would be responsible.
BOLD THEFT OF DIAMONDS
Tray Carried From Minneapolis Store
While Attendant is Busy.
Minneapolis, Minn.. March 31. Two
thieves yesterday stole diamonds val
ued at $3.0i)i.t from the jewelry store of
John S. Allen. One of the men engag-d
an attendant in conversation while the
other reached around a comer and
seize-d a tray of diamonds. The loss
was not known until the men had de
parted. FIFTY CENTS TO
SEE THE BIG SHOW
Portland. Ore., March 31. Fifty
cents has teen fixel as the general
admission pr.ee to the Ixewis-Clarke
expoitlesi. Co mm ua tat ion books will
be sold at reduced rate.
ment but knowledge of the system
would inspire the individual with a de
gree of self confidence.
Sword In Dlafnvor.
In discussing the use ef swords and
after recommending their use on ships,
to which objection is made by Acting
Secretary Darling, the report says:
Army Sentiment I'ronouneetl.
"As regards the army, it may be
said that as far as evidence at the
disposal of the board goes the senti
ment of the army is largely against
the use of any sword at all by officers
in the field; the idea being te replace
the sword by the revolver."
farge and was placed on the retired
list of the navy. Rear Admiral Kvans
succeeds Barker in command of the
fleet and has elected the Maine for his
Violent Deaths of More of Rus
sian Rulers Expected
POLICE AT THEIR WITS' ENDS
Newspaper Apparently Forbidden to
Carry on the Discussion of
St. Petersburg. March 31. The
newspapers today are so significantly
silent about peace reports from abroad
that it leads to I lie inference they were
warned by the gove-rnment ef the inad
visabilily of airing their views at this
It is oflicially announced Karko
vileh has been HpMiiuted Linevitch's
chief of slnf!" in place of Sakha roff who
has been transferred to the Alexander
committee for the care of the wound
ed. !eli. Stakelburg has also be. u ap
poiliied a member of l lie same com
mittee. IVrrorlntM Active.
The autheirities continue to find evi
dence of terrorist activity in St. Pet
ersburg and in spile- of precautions of
the' police another tragedy may occur
at any moment. The? fighting organi
zation is known to have- on its con
demned list 3 persons headed by
Criind Huke Alexis and tJov. (len. Tre-
joff but the police, although they have
arrested several jwrsoiis with bombs
in their possession and have- taken
many suspects into custody, have bee-n
completely baffled to discover the in
visible hand which is directing the
campaign of the terrorists.
iirrut Ijimm SulTrrrtl.
Tiflis, March 31. Alarming condi
tions are reported officially to exist
in the Gori district. Trans-Caucasia,
where losses sustained by landed pro
prietors through peasant al tacks and
strikes have been enormous.
Postal service has been stopped and
documents in the public offices have
be-en destroyer!, thus preventing the
drawing of lists for military service.
More Cossacks have been se-nt info the
Hri filiation llrokr l.atimc.
On March 27 thousands of peasants
broke- through Cori. carrying red flags,
and destroyed a number of shops. The
crowd also attacked the military pa
trol. Soldiers fired a volley, wounding
ten peasants, one of whom has since
Hay Sails for Naples.
Algiers, March 31. The steamri
Crtic. with Secretary and Mrs. Hay
en board sailed today for Naples.
CASTRO ASKS FOR BOWEN'S RECALL
DISLIKES TO DO BUSINESS ALSO WITH ASSISTANT SECRETARY
LOOMIS PRESIDENT WILL PROBABLY HUMOR BOTH
WHIMS OF VENEZUELA.
Washinirum. March 31. President
Casfro has notified President Hoose
velt through his special envoy, iJr.
Jose Ie Jesus Paul, lhat Herbert W.
Bowcn, United States minister to Ven
ezuela, is persona non grata.
Mill He Tra a f-rrr4.
Dr. Paul, after an interview had
with the president cable! Cn. Castro
that Mr. Bow-tj would be i r;.i ferrcd
to another post when a vacancy oc-
OF STEEPLE CHASE
LiverpeHil, March 31. Kirkland won
the grand natietnal steeple chase of
L'.oOO sovereigns today. Napper Tan
dy second, and Buckaway H. third.
Twenty-seven horses started. The re
sult was a comple'te upset of all calcu
lations. King Ed wand's new pur
chase. Molfa. was generally regard eel
as almost a certain winner.
BRING IN A BILL
French Canal Company Demands
$2,500,000 for Extra
Adverse Recommendation of Commis
sioners Claimed the Source of
Washington. D. C. March 31. On
behalf of the French stockholders in
the Panama canal concession, which
was purchased by the Vnited States,
William Nelson Cremwell has demand
ed payment of the sum of $2.".00,000 by
this government, for work done be-twee-n
the time the arrangement was
made for the transfer of (he e-once-sslem
and the day when the American canal
e'ommission took over the property.
The American commission, after an ex
haustive consideratieui ef the claim,
submitted a formal recommendation to
President Roosevelt that it be not paid.
The' matter is now pending before the
This .incident, which has attracted
no public attention, is bedieved by some
members ef the- commission to be in
part responsible for the campaign con
ducted against them which resulte'd in
the preside-nt 's demand for their resig
nations. Th commissioners decline to
comment publicly uihui Mr. Cromwell's
proposal or his attitude following its
rejection, but from what can be learned
it is understood that I hey f-el thai their
action did not improve their position
with the inlliiential itersonngcs who are
interested with Mr. Cromwell in Induc
ing the I'nited States government to
pay the claim for $2,fno.ono.
.Ill Ml 111 CM ( Iniiti.
Mr. Cromwell insists that the French
stockholders are entitled to lids addi
tional compensation because actual
work on canal construction was con
tinue. 1 until the1 day jf transfer was
fleeted, so that the I'nited States en
joyed the benefit of the money expend
ed by the French stockholders.
New York City Has 107 Deaths From
Disease in Less than a
New York, March 31. There were
eight deaths Thursday in Manhattan
from cerbro spina; meningitis against
six on Wednesday. Since noon Satur
day there have been lo7 deaths from
this disease in the entire city. Warm
er weather which Is confidently expect
ed will lessen the number of cases
does not seetn t have had any bene
ficial effect. There are now li; cases
t:t one hospital.
Owosso. Mich.. March 31. Charles
Scott, ::o years old. and Kay Scott, 19
years old. of Sr. Charles, were drown
ed yesterday in the marsh near that
place while duck hunting. A storm
capsized their fckiff.
Dr. Paul also reported that all
questions relating to Venezuela he
taken out ef the hands of Assistant
Secretary of Stale l.oomis. who was
minister to Venezuela, ami became?
highly unpopular in Caracas.
Iff M ill He Out r II.
President Ibjos-vc-lt directed I)r.
Paul to conduct the. fc.' gof iationa with
j Secretary Taf; and the Ve nezuelan be-
lievi-s Mr. I .mi- i:i be ffTime-dlafely
j relieved f al! rnnection hereafter
I T.-ltb Venezuelan affair.
Much Ceremony Attends
His Landing at
NATIVES ARE CORDIAL
Sultan Sends His Uncle to En
tertain the Royal
Tangier. Morroeeo, March 31. The
steamer Hamburg with the Germaa
empe'ror on hoard arrived here teiday
from Lisbon. Tho emperor was wel
ceimed en landing by representatives
of the sultan, the diplomatic ceirps and
a large crowd ef peopl. The usual
salutes were' exchanged between thej
escorting Herman cruiser Prinz Fried
rich Karl, and the land batteries and
two French warships now in these
Dt-lnve-tl liy I nil.
The emperor's landing was delayed
three hours owing to the heavy sea.
The emperor who wa-s aci-oinpanied
by his brilliant staff rde tin horse
back through the densely crow fled
stre-e'ts to the Herman legation. Later
he reembarked ein board the Hamburg.
Kmperor William was received by
Abd-el-Malek. the sultan's uncle, with
whom' he conversed for some time.
Imputations from Herman residents
and leading Moors were presented.
KrpllfM llrlrfly tu Welcome.
The Hermans delivere-d an addresR
of welcome, to which the emperor
brle-fly replied. The enieror then pro
ceeded to the Cerman legation, where
he held a receptiem to members eif tho
diplomatic corps and Arab nobilities.
He left the legation at 1:3d p. m.,
saying eiwing to the delay in landing
he could not remain any longer, but
must proceed to Gibraltar.
Siillnn Seaela eilfl.
At tho landlnr stage AM ed-Malek
presenter! the imperial visitor with
gifts se-nt by the sultan, and Kmperor
William reembarked after having been
scarcely two hours ashore. The em
peror was accorded a splendid recep
tion by the natives, who, however, WeT
greatly disapiiointed at the brevity of
WHO WRONGED HER
Decatur Woman Commits Deed During
Interview in Doctor's
Decatur. III., March 31. Dr. W. I.
Kukcnbrod. a prominent physician,
was shot and perhaps falully injured
yesterday by Mrs. Thomas I). IxjuIh, tho
wife; of a merchant who conducts an
Installment house. The shooting oe-curre-d
In the doctor's office.
In the morning the husband called
iion Dr. Kukenbrod and accused him
of improper relations with Mrs. IxuIh.
The doctor admitted that It was true.
In th; afternoon Mr. Iul and hlH
wife and child called on the doctor.
The same statement made by tho doc
tor regarding his relations with Mrs.
Iuis were repeated. The woman drew
a revolver and fired three- times. On
bullet passed through the doctor's
hand and the other e-nte-red his chest.
Mr. and Mrs. !uls were put In Jail.
Dr. Rukcnbrod was taken to a hospi
tal. He will submit to an operation for
the removal of the bullet and may re
cover. He is to years old and has prac
ticed here 1.1 ye ars. Mrs. Iu!h1h 3d
AGE LIMIT FIXED
AT TWENTY YEARS
Young Men Over That Cannot Play
Football en High School
Chicago, March 31. Af the annual
conference of the North Central as
sociation of colleges and fceoondary
schools he-re today the maximum age
limit for football players In high
schools was flxe-d at 20 years..'
FIRM CLOSES OUT
Chicago. LI.. March 31. Evorinhaia
He Co., one of the oldest eomuiUMlon
firms on tho board of trade ordered
their trade closed out today. Failure
lit customers to meet obligations, and
poor business Is the reason given for