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VOL. LIV. NO. 158.
THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
FRENCH KEEP NEUTRALITY;
JAPANESE MAKE PROTEST
RojestvenskySaid to Have
Moved Three Miles
ON THE HIGH SEA
Togo Reported Preparing
Attack Russians at
Ixmdon. April 20, 5 a. m. The Daily
Telegraph's correspondent in Tokio
declares that a Japanese fleet is ready
to sail for Kamranh bay.
ot ('(inflrmrd at Pari.
Paris, April 20. No confirmation is
yet obtained of the report Japan has
formally protested against the stay of
the Russian squadron in waters of
Indo-China as being a breach of neu
trality. Thrrr Mllra Out.
In view of today's press dispatches
saying the Russian squadron Is still
at Kamranh bay a semi-official state
ment which was Issued appears to in
dicate Rojestvensky has withdrawn
outside the three-mile limit from the
shore line of the bay, which, accord
ing to the French law constitutes the
I-ater the foreign office gave out a
formal denial of the reported protest
of Japan, saying none had been made.
LIuKlanil .! Denied.
Ijondon, April 20. The Associated
Press is informed the statement thai
the British Mediterranean fleet is tak
ing steps to watch the Dardanelles is
Mill In HnrWor.
Saigon, April 2. Admiral Rojest
vensky's fleet is stil in Kamranh bay.
The French admiral. Jonquieres, has
taken every step to insure neutrality.
oiillnic In Nrutrnl Wnlrr.
St. Petersburg. April 20. It is claim
ed here Rojestvensky has not over
stepped French rules of neutrality at
Kamranh bay. the coaling and provis
ioning of "his ships occurring outside
Charges of Russia's violation of neu
trality, coupled with a revival of the
story Russia intends to send the Black
sea fleet through the Dardanelles and
the report that the British Mediterra
nean ileet has been sent to the Aegan
sea to head off the Russian fleet, caus
ed extreme irritation.
llln.-k Sea Klrrl Will Ma). I
St. Petersburg. April 20. The Asso
ciated Press is again authorized to'
slate Russia has 110 intention of send-!
ing out the Black sea tleet.
DM ot Tell of Mertion.
lxndin. April 20. Foreign Sec re
taty Iansdowne formally denies to the
Russian government the s-tatement of
Novoe Vremya that the cruiser Iphig
enia had transmitted by wireless tele
graphy the information she had passed
Rojest vensky's squadron 110 miles
Mnkea itrontt I'mlrnl.
Iondon. April 2, " a. m. Japan has
sent a strongly worded protest to
France, recifinu the frequent viola
tion of neutrality in giving shelter to
the Russian B;Itic fleet. Dispatches
from Tokio convey the information
that this action was taken yesterday
at a conference of the elder statesmen
and the principal cabinet ministers.
France has not replied as yet. either
on the Madagascar affair or the occu
pation of the Kamranh bay. in French
Indo-China. as a base of Rojest ven
Krpl Nt Mfcrlifd.
Tokio. April 2". The reply of
France to the protest of Japan against
I he Russian squadron using Kamranh
bay. has not been received at 'tokio
but Is expected shortly.
t-'lad TnraliR tormraB.
St. Petersburg. April 20. A dts
patch from (Junshu Pass says the Rus
sians have discovered a turning move
ment SO miles northwest of Kuan
chengtsu. (about 3 miles northeast ot
(Junshu Pass) by two forces each of
;t0o Chinese bandits, several thous
and Japanese cavalry and 22 guns.
Kuanchengtsu Is identical w'i
Changchun, the extreme right of
Unevitch's main front, which extends
thence towards Kirin.
Five Children at a Birth.
Laurel. Del.. April 20 Mrs. Uriah
Bailey has given birth to five children
Washington. April 2". The condi
tion of Senator O. H. Piatt was some
what improved today. He rested com
fortablv durinc the last part of the
TODAY ISA MONSTER
Belfast, April 20. The new Hamburg-American
steamer Amerika was
launched here today in the presence
of 1,000 people. She has a tonnage
of about 22,500 with a capacity of 10.
000 of cargo and 4.000 passengers and
KIDNAPS HiS SON
Dr. H. E. Lindsay, of Chicago,
Makes Sensational Attempt
CAPTURED BY FATHER-IN-LAW
Placed Under Arrest for Peace Dis
turbance Third Effort to
Monmouth. 111.. April 20 Dr. H. E.
Lindsay, of Chicago, yesterday went to
the home of his father-in-law, V. H.
Frantz. of this city, and kidnaped his
8-year-old son Lawrence, and getting
into a buggy, drove out of town, as was
supposed, to Galesburg, where he
might take a train back to Chicago.
Mrs. Lindsay learned at once that
her son had been stolen, and her fath
er, hitching his horse to his buggy,
started immediately after his son-in-law
and the child, racing to overtake
them before they could reach Gales
burg. Mr. Frantz also drove a single
horse and buggy, and was accompan
ied by James Mitchell, of Chicago.
Ovrrlnkrn iinil Arrraled.
Dr. Lindsay was overtaken a few
miles east of Monmouth by Mr. Frantz
and party, who held them until the
sheriff could arrive. The child was
placed in the sheriff's care and Lindsay
and Mitchell were taken before the
police magistrate charged with dis
turbing the peace.
It is not known when Dr. Lindsay
arrived in Monmouth, and the first
seen of him was when he left the house
with the child.
This is the third time that the child
has been kidnaped by Dr. Lindsay, but
on both occasions Mrs. Lindsay
was given the child back, once by re
turning to live with her husband and
the other time by the rule of the court
while divorce proceedings were in
progress nearly a year ago, at which
time Mrs. Lindsay failed to secure her
ENJOIN PORTO RICO STRIKERS
Judge McKerma Issues First Order of
Kind for the Island.
San Juan. Porto Rico. April 2 The
first injunction against strikers ever
issued in Porto Rico has been obtained
by the Compagnie des Sucreries de
Porto Hico from t'nited States Judge
McKenna. It temporarily restrains
Santiago Iglesais and 20 other mem
bers of the American Federation of
Ibor from preventing the operation
of the plantation by intimidation and
violence . About 14,00 men are on
strike. Sixty persons were injured in
the recent Ponce riots. Iglesais has
appealed to President Gompers, of the
federation, for support, claiming that
the meetings of the strikers are being
broken up by the police.
LIBRARIANS AT ROCKFORD
Delegates to Annual Convention
Rockford. III.. April 2 One hun
dred delegates to the luh annual meet
ing of the Illinois Library association
were tendered a reception last night
at Unity hall. Addresses of welcome
were maie by units m. Kimball, pres
ident of the city council, and A. D
Early, president of the Rockford pub
lic library. President Carl B. Roden,
of the Chicago public library, made the
WHEAT IN BREAK
Sharp Reaction Indicates Aban
donment of the May
Chicago. April 2i. A break of five
cents a bushel occurred here today
in the price of May wheat. The sharp
reaction is said to be due to heavy
liquidation by a number of discouraged
holders. The action of the market
gave indications of the possible aban
donment by the Wall street coterie of
the May deal. Distant deliveries wert
FOR RIOTS MAY I
St. Petersburg, April 20. Gov. Gen.
Trepoff is taking most energetic meas
ures to prevent trouble May day, hav
ing discovered the workmens leaders
advising all men to arm themselves to
be prepared to resist the troops. About
40 of the agitators have been taken
NEGRO HURLS GIRL
FROM HIGH VIADUCT
Falls Ninty Feet But Escapes Instant
Death Suspect is
Cincinnati, G.. April 20. An un
known negro yesterday threw S-year-old
Loretta Krekler from the Liberty
street viaduct a distance of 90 feet
to the ground below. The child was
terribly injured. She is not expected
The negro made his escape. No
motive for the deed can be assigned.
The people of the neighborhood where
the little girl resides are greatly
wrought up over the affair and the
police have been stirred to unusual
action in an effort to run down the
Charles Finch was arrested late in
the day charged with the crime. He
was stupefied with cocaine and said
he did not remember anything that
happened during the afternoon. He
was identified by the girl and her C
y ear-old brother.
NEW YORK TAXES SALE
OF CORPORATION SHARES
Governor Signs Bill That Will
Greatly Increases State's
Albany, April 20. Gov. Higgins has
signed the stock transfer bill. It im
poses a tax of $2 per hundred shares
ot: transfers of corporate shares, or
2 cents on each $100 par value there
of. Had it been in force yesterday it
would have cost the members of the
New York Stock Exchange $24,432
for the transfers recorded, and on the
transfers since Jan. 1 the tax would
have amounted to $1.892.9i5. Speak
ing of the bill, the governor admitted
that some of its provisions did not
meet his approval. It was generally
xpectod that he would overcome these
objections under the pressure of the
urgent need of more revenue for the
tate. and this expectation proved well
PRESIDENT IS STORM-BOUND
No News Received From Camp Loeb
Has Rough Trip.
Glen wood Springs. Col.. April 20.
With President Roosevelt and Secre
tary Loab in camp, 20 miles from the
nearest telegraph office, no news of
the hunt came out of the woods yes
terdav. Storms of snow, hail and rain
surged about the mountains in the di
rection of the east divide nearly all
day. and Ieb must have had a rough,
Montgomery Ward & Co. Secure
Sweeping Writ to Re
FROM OBSTRUCTING FREIGHT
Other Employers Take Action Which
May Precipitate Spread
Chicago. April 2". Montgomery
Ward & Co.. whose teamsters and. gar
ment makers are on strike, applied to
lay in the superior court for an injunc
tion against four locals of the Inter
national Brotherhood of Teamsters,
and the I'nited Garment Workers' un
ion. The injunction is to refrain the
defendants from alleged interference
with the business of Ward & Co.
The injunction was granted. The
terms of the orcier are sweeping.
. Chicago. April 20. I'nion teamsters
who refuse to make deliveries to
Montgomery Ward & Co.. will be d;s
charged by their employers, who have
determined on this aggressive action
to decide whether a contract with a
mion is inviolable or a plaything in
he hands of agitators.
May Spread Mrikc.
This announcement came last night
from an authority high in the council:
of the employers, who further said thf
frontal attack would beg;n today 01
tomorrow on teamsters who quibbb
over the point whether they shall livi
up to the agreements made in gooc"
faith. Such action will involve h'in
dreds of drivers, and may spread th
strike throughout Chicago.
FAIL TO GET
National Meeting of D. A.
R. Balloting on
TWO LEFT IN RACE
Mrs. Lippitt Withdraws Mrs.
C. H. Deere One of Vice
Washington, April 20. No definite
result was reached by the Daughters
of the American Revolution by the bal
lot taken yesterday for the election of
a president general to succeed Mrs.
Charles Warren Fairbanks. Mrs.
George W. Sternberg, of the District
of Columbia; Mrs. Donald McLean, of
New York, and Mrs. Charles Warren
Lippitt, of Rhode Island, were candi
dates. No one received a majority and
another ballot will be taken today. It
is understood Mrs. Lippitt received the
lowest number of votes.
l.m-ked 12 Vet'.
On the first ballot Mrs. Donald Mc
Lean received 342 votes for president
general, which was within 12 of elec
tion. Mrs. Charles Warren lippitt. of
Rhode Island, withdrew as candidate
for president general. Another ballot
Mra. leer Win.
Mrs. Charles H. Deere, of Moline.
111., was elected vice president, and
Mrs. Virginia Miller, of Washington,
O filer rn ICIec-trd.
Washington. April 20. At the after
noon session of the D. A. R. the follow
ing officers were elected unanimously:
Vice President General in Charge
of Organization of Chapters Mrs.
Charlotte Emerson Main. District of
Chaplain General Mrs. T. S. Ham
lin. District of Columbia.
Treasurer General Mrs. M. E. S.
Davis. District of Columbia.
Historian General Mrs. Jonathan P.
Assistant Historian General Mrs.
M. A. Lockwood. District of Columbia.
Librarian General Miss Aline E.
Solomons, District of Columbia.
'on foul Ink t'nndldnf e.
Candidates for contested offices were
nominated as follows:
For Recording Secretary General j
Miss Mary Desha. District of Colum
bia; Mrs. M. R Prentice. District of
For Corresponding Secretary Gener
al Miss Virginia Miller, Mrs. John
Russell Young, District of Columbia.
For Registrar General Mrs. George
G. Martin. District of Columbia; Mrs.
J. S. Jamieson. of Virginia.
The following nominations were
made for vice presidents general from
Mrs. O. T. Hodge. Ohio; Mrs. Charles
H. Deere. Illinois; Mrs. Milton H. Ev
GOLD FIELDS UP THE RIVER
Reported Find in Wisconsin Said to Be
Genuine, But Not Rich.
St. Paul, Mont., April 20 F. I. Bond
of Helena. Mont., has returned from
Lake Pepin. Minn., where he went 10
days ago to expert the alleged gold
finds that have been reported from
that section this spring. He says that
the discoveries are genuine, but not
rich, but that the news of the find has
caused a tremendous rush to Prescott,
Wis., and like City. Back from tht
towns each water course emptying itr
to the Mississippi is dotted with the
tents of the gold seekers, many ot
whom come from distant toints. Tin
largest strike reported is from Trem
peleau county. Wisconsin, from which
Ole Iarson of Milwaukee shows spec
imens that assay as high as JTj a ton.
Garfield Leaves Oil Region.
Independence. Kans.. April 'J'.
James R. Garfield, commissioner ot
corporations, after an investigation in
the southwestern oil field, has left
Bartletsville, I. fT.. for Kansas City.
Several of his assistants remained to
continue the investigation.
Hope For Jefferson's Recovery.
West Palm Peach. Fla.. April 2".
Joseph Jefferson is rejorted consider
ably improved today. There is much
hope for his recovery.
FEET OF OLD MEN
Vienna. April 20. The yearly cere
mony on Maundy Thursday of feeding
and washing the feet of 12 of the old
est and poorest men in Vienna capable
of being brought to the palace was
performed by .Emperor Francis Joseph
WILLING TO LET
GOME TO A HEAD
Berlin, April 20. Telegrams have
been received from the kaiser ordering
three prominent army officers to join
the German mission to Morocco. The
appointment of two high officers of the
czar and czarina's German regiments
is considered to amount to a fresh af
front to France.
All the military men are jubilant.
They consider the kaiser's selections
as tantamount to an expression of his
willingness to let things come to an
issue with France even at the cost of
CRETANS VOTE TO
JOIN WITH GREECE
Prince George in Speech Blames Rev
olutionists and Promises
Canea Island. Crete. April 20. The
Cretan chamber of deputies was open
ed today by Prince George, high com
missioner of the powers, who in his
speech blamed the revolutionists and
declared his readiness to grant every
reasonable reform properly proposed.
On the withdrawal of the prince, the
chamber of deputies unanimously de
clared in favor of the union of Crete
with Greece and the deputies proceed
ed to the palace to inform the prince.
TROLLEY LINES TOGETHER
Illinois and Wisconsin Roads to Sell
Rockford, 111., April 20. Interchange
able mileage books which will be ac
cepted on virtually all the important
interurban trolley lines in northern Il
linois and southern Wisconsin will be
sold by the Interstate Electric Rail
way association, formed at a meeting
here yesterday of representatives of a
large number of roads. The territory
over which the interchangeable tick
ets will be valid includes almost all
that between Chicago, Milwaukee, Jo
liet and Bloomington.
The meeting was held at the sugges
tion of Chicago commercial travelers.
A permanent organization was effected,
with E. C. Faher, of Wheaton, head of
the Aurora. Elgin & Southern line, as
president. The mileage books will be
accepted on all lines in the associa
tion. SALE OF ALTON WATERWORKS
Plant Under Decree of Foreclosure
Disposed of For $220,000.
Springfield. 111., April 20 Walter
McSlellan Allen, special master .n
chancery, has sold at Alton the water
works of that city under a decree of
foreclosure issued by Judge Humph
rey in the United States court for the
southern district, of Illinois, in favor of
the Farmers' lxan and Trust com
pany, trustee for the first mortgage
bondholders, in its suit against the Al
ton Water company, the New England
Water and Light company, the Boston
Water and Light company and the In
ternational Trust company.
JURY IS SELECTED
Twelve Men to Try Nan Patter
son Again on Charge
ALL ARE MARRIED BUT TWO
Defendant Will Be Put on Stand to
Tell Once More All The
New York. April 2. The jury which
is to decide the fate of Nan Patter
son, on trial fur the third time upon
the charge of murdering Caesar Young
was completed at 7:40 o'clock last
night, when Recorder Goff adjourned
court until next Monday morning.
Miss Patterson it-- again to face a
jury composed entirely of married
men, only two of the accepted panel
of 12 neing single, one a bachelor, the.
other a widower.
Most of the jurymen are men of
middle age j.nd beyond. Many of
them have large families, some grown
sons who are married.
MII Tikr !.
It was announced that the defend
ant will take the stand again during
the present trial and fell her story of
how Young met his death in the han
som cab last June as he was driving tr
the steamship pier to join his wife on
a trip to Europe. It is also said that
Miss Patterson is anxious that her sis
ter, Mr. J. Morgan Smith, should be
come a witness for the defense, al
though it has not been determined as
yet either by the prosecution or the
girl's lawyers just what part the J.
Morgan Smiths will play.
HYDE GIVES REBUFF TO
AGENTS OF EQUITABLI
WILL SET HIM FREE
Chicago. April 2i. Johann Much, tin
trial for the murder of one of his
vives. expressed a desire, today for
German jurors to try him. The con
fessed bigamist has already secured u
change of venue to a German judge.
With a German jury Hoch professes to
believe he will succeed in getting his
Bi I for Municipal Control of
Lighting Plants Buried
GREAT LOBBY DID BUSINESS
Local Cption Reported Out and Mem
bers Almost Come to Blows
Springfield. 111.. April 20. Municipal
ownership took a tumble in the house
yesterday, and unless the unexpected
happens there will be no legislation
this session providing f.ir the nmni
cipal ownership of gas and electric
lighting, power and heating plants in
the state at large. The Church gas
b;i;S introduced in the bouse last week
and rushed to third reading within
two days came in the house as special
orders on third reading. But thev
were referred to the committee on mi
nicipal corporal ion.
Will llrnr Onnrn.
This committee met this afternoon
for the purpose of listening to argu
ments by gas representatives who are
opposing the measures ami who assert
that their adoption will mean the con
1 f A .1 1 . 1 . . .
iifi-auon 01 $.ii'ii.iHni,inHi investments in
Illinois, $2(iO.(iit0.iM)ii of which is out
ride of Cook county.
Nearly 150 representatives of coun
try gas and electric lighting plants
made a descent upon Springfield and
05 of hem waited upon Speaker Shurt
leff and demanded that they be given
a hearing on the Church biils before
these measures were put on their pass
age. The utility nun also appeared
before the republican steering commit
ttee and argued for more time.
Keep the floor.
As soon as Speaker Shurtleff called
the house to order he recognized Rep
resentative Arnold of Galeshurg. who
yielded the floor upon the request of
Mr. Shurtleff for permission to make
a statement to the house. The entire
gas debate was carried on under a
lease lease of time from Mr. Arnold,
who successively yielded the floor. In
this manner the republican steering
committee retained control of the gas
enr Flat l(tlil.
The house committee on judiciary
reported out the committee local op
tion bill. It Is the same measure in
troduced by Senator Parker in the
senate, and is the Anderson bill with
the county and precinct features and
the referendum eliminated. This Is
to be rushed through to the senate.
After the committee adjourned, a
three-corner fist fight between Rep
resentative (Iray and J. F. Burke. Peo
ria, attorney for the league, and E. If.
Curtis, financial secretary, was only
averted by the interference of friends.
Mount lnaaea Appropriation.
At its morning session the house
passed a number of appropriation bills
among them the following:
Trainman's appropriating $:!2.",4tu
for the Illinois National guard and the
naval reserves; appropriating $22,5."u
for uniforms for the national guar.f;
$S.7"' for improvements to 'he state
arsenal and ar Camp Lincoln: $2,U'r
to me-t the d tieiency in the expenses
of the state board of'arbitratlon ; $15.
"7" for the Illinois Farmers' institute:
$'. annually for the Illinois Farmer?
association; and providing for the un
expended appropriation of $ir,iMM
appropriated two years ago for the
erection of monuments on the Vicks
burg battlefield, with an additional ap
probation of fino.ouii.
Will Be Stopped Under Bill Now
Ready for Governor
Springfield. 111.. April 2". The ho ye
today passed the anti-policy bill pro
viding heavy tx'nalties for 'playing
policy of conducting o!icy games.'
The bill now goes to the governor.
Vice President Says He
"Has No Inteition
PROMISES TO EXPLAIN
Declares Abandoning Fight
Would Disgrace Memory"
of His Father.
New York. April 20 When the com
mittee of the general agents of
Equitable Life Assurance society,
which yesterday was appointed to de
mand the resignation of James Hyde,
called at Hyde's home today they were
met by Hyde and four of his advisers.
In JumI 12 Mlnntrn.
The committee remained in the
house 12 minutes and returned to the
Hotel Savoy without telling what oc
curred. It was announced, however,
an otlicial statement would be issued
Illr 'IVIIm of Merlin.
An oflicial statement of the meeting
with Hyde was given out by the latter.
Chairman Kowles of the agents' com
mittee presented the request of the
agents for the leslgnation of Hyde, the
agents asking that "he set aside all
personal interests and voluntarily re
tire for the sake of the policy holders
and agents of the Kquitabie to the
creation and upbuilding of which your
father devoted his life."
Hyde in reply said: "I have no In
tention of resigning. I would consider
such a course cowardly and disgrace
ful to the memoiy of my father."
Hyde promises to write the commit
tee tomorrow the facts on which his
attitude is based, and thinks the re
quest more justified if it had been
made to those "keeping the agitation
alive to serve their own selfish pur
poses" and requests them to do noth
ing before the report of the investigate
New York. April 20. Five hours of
stormy debate between the 2no general
agents of the Equitable Ufe Assur
ance society yesterday afternoon led
to the adoption of resolutions demand
ing the immediate resignation of James
H. Hyde as vice president of the or
ganization. The recon struct ion istj?
made no attempt to temper the wind to
the young financier. They clothed
their demands in a scathing denuncia
tion of Hyde's administration and then
appointed a committee of five to break
the news to Hyde and urge upon him
the expediency of stepping out of of
fice. Ha He Will Not ltrlKB.
Hyde made a statement that indi
cates that he has no Intention of being
made the sole scapegoat, and that If
he is driven from his oitlon it will
be by a procedure that may bring
down President Alexander and the
Equitable directorate in the general
ANN ARBOR ROAD
Could Interests Relinquish Control
to Keybolte A. Co., of
Cincinnati. Ohio. April 2'. Control
of the Ann Arbor Railroad company.
which has been in the hands of the
Could interests for three years ha.-i
been acquired by Rudolph Keylxilte iic
Co., of this Hiy. according to a state
ment issue! l,v that firm todav.
Tribute to Late Senator Hoar.
Worcester. Mass., April 2'. Tho
home city of the late I'nited States
Senator George Fri&bie Hoar paid a.
tribute to his memory a' a great meet
ing in Mechanic" hall yesf rday. The
principal address a the memorial ex
ercises was delivered by I'nited Sta'ei
Senator John W. Daniel of Virginia.
for many year:-: a clone friend of Sena
Morning Paper Goes Up.
St. Paul. April 20 The Globe, tne
only democratic morning paper an
nounced on May 1 it would ceae pub
lication after nearly :p yearn exist
ence. TENNESSEE SCHOOL
Nashville. Tenn.. April L'". A build
ing of Vanderbilt university wan today
gutted by fire resulting from defective
flues. The lo, will be almost total.