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FRIDAY. APRIL 21, 1905. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
VOL. LIV. NO. 159.
INTERNATIONAL SITUATION DRAWS
ATTENTION FROM AFFAIRS IN THE EAST
THIRTEEN BURNED TO DEATH IN A RECEIVER FOR EQUITABLE
CATHOLIC CONVENT AT QUEBEC mmmiR Pill lf!V(lfll
FranceTakes Every Means
But Force to Preserve
ABOUT KAMRANH BAY
Japanese Demand Vigorous Ac
to Have Left.
Paris, April 21. As a result of com
munications between the governments
at Paris and St. Petersburg the Rus
sian government has forwarded urgent
orders to Admiral Rojestvensky to rig
orously respect the neutrality of
French waters. This is a precaution
laatruetlona to Mlnlater.
In addition special Instructions have
been sent to the governor general of
IndChina and Foreign Minister Del
casse has instructed the French min
ister at Tokio to give the Japanese
minister of forfign affairs assurances
that it is France's purpose to preserve
Mrict neutrality, these being similar to
assurances given to Dr. Motono, Japa
nese minister at Paris.
All Tbot Can lie Dour.
According to the official view the
foregoing steps should exercise a dis
tinctly calming influence upon Japan
as they show France directly and
through Russia has adopted all avail
able means to urge respect of the neu
trality of French waters.
Officials say the only additional
measure open is the use of French
warships to employ force in expelling
Rojest vensky's squadron.
Not Ablr to I) It
Such a course, however, is said to
be iii))osibo. owing to the small num
ber of French ships in Indo-Chinese
waters. Moreover, an official remark
id. France is not in the habit of re
sorting to such extreme measures as
This is particularly true in the case
of Russia, owing to complications
which might arise from France adopt
ing forcible steps against Russia.
Will llm-d Warnlnic.
Therefore instructions already giv
en from Paris and St. Petersburg are
relied upon to prevent Rojestvensky
from encroaching upon French terri
Arr laaiilr French Wntera.
Dr. Motono in the course of the in
terview said his request was that
France observe neutralityby adopting
all nei-essary measures for preventing
Rojest vensky's squadron from remain
ing any longer in French territorial
waters at Kamranh bay. The minister
added the Russian ships are quite in
side French waters and not outside
Hold the Singe.
Japan's representation has had the
effect of bringing the Franco-Japanese
incident to the front rank of public
attention. leading newspapers here
adopt the government view that For
fign Minister Delcasse's assurances
calm th- situafiini.
IX'pniy De bincxsan (radical repub
lican) former minister of the marine
and one time governor of Indo-China.
says in Siecle:
"We cannot ignore the fact that
the Japanese people are greatly excit
ed by the war and that public opinion
may drive the Tokio cabinet to take
extreme action. We therefore insist
that the Rouvier ministry rapidly
adopt Meps in conformity with the in
terests of France and the maintenance
of peace. All France agrees the gov
eminent has the duty of protecting
French neutrality and thus preserving
the world's peace."
Itrpnlbllit la llea.
Humanie, S4c!alist. says:
"If the impending naval battle oc
curs in Indo-Chinese waters and flu
Russian squadron seeks refuge in out
ports il.eu France may be suddenly
dragged into a conflict in spite of her
self thit would mean war and the gov
ernment which through feebleness o:
blindness permitted such a cat astro
phe to occur would bear one of th
most terrible responsibilities hit-torj
Memnntce Krvaa Hauls.
Paris. April 21. A telegram receiv
ed here from St. Petersburg under
stood to be of official origin says:
"The Rusian admiralty ha.s notified
Rojestvensky of the grave danger to
which will be entailed it tn
stav of his squadron off the coast o
Annam is prolonged contrary to fh
laws, of neutrality. No donbt is en
tertalned that the admiral will earn
LOWER HOUSE, AGAIN TAKES HIS SEAT
Springfield, III.. April 21 Frank D.
Comerford. of Chicago, who was ex
pelled from the house of representa
tives in March last because he was un
able to substantiate charges he had
lodged against certain of his colleagues
for grafting and who was reelected at
the late election held in Chicago, was
today sworn in and again took his seat
in the lower body.
LA FOLLETTE WINS
Wisconsin Governor Gets Law
He Has Been Fighting
So Long for.
COMPROMISE (S AGREED ON
State Railroad Commission With Pow
er to Fix Rates Free
Madison. Wis.. April 21. Gov. La
Follette. it is stated, has accepted the
compromise railroad bill and will sign
it when it passes both houses of the
hgislanire. and thus be free to accept
the United States senatorship.
The governor has gained practically
every point he contended for. He
gets a state railroad commission hav
ing power to fix rates. The stalwarts,
who held out against him so long, fin
ally yielded to his demands, securing
only the few concessions that enabled
them to retreat gracefully.
In Kfl- In MO I)iim.
The last concession made by the ad
ministration that no rate fixed by the
commission shall go into effect for J0
days has been accepted by the stal
warts. It does away with the idea that
an appeal can act as a stay of proceed
ings and leaves the injunction as the
6nl means of redress for the railroad
The compromise was worked out by
Halford E. Erlckson. labor commis
sioner, and T. H. CI ill. attorney for
the Wisconsin Central railroad.
the fornui I instructions sent to
SAY LITTLE BUT ARE
NOT THROUGH WITH
Tokio. April 21. The Japanese gov
ernment continues to maintain silence
regarding the Kamranh bay incident
and it is understood diplomatic corre
spondence on th- subject is not con
cluded. It is expected France win for
mally investigate the situation at Kam
t ouaarl Moderation.
In the meantime party leaders here
are counselling the Japanese press to
use greater moderation and calmness
and await the outcome of negotiations
Assertions in the Paris press that
proofs of the presence of vessels ol
the Russian squadron in Kamranh bay
and of violation of French neutrality
are lacking are sharply contradicted
by Japanese who assert the evidence
on the tubjct is conclusive.
I'riMil llruli on Krnnee.
Thev sav after all the question ol
proof lests wjih France who possesses
evidence and whose neutrality has
Premier Kat.-ura and Foreign Min
ister Keniura were received in aud
ience by the emperor today.
Tokio. April 21. The Japanese re
gard the Kamranh bay incident with
growing feelings of resentment and
bitterness towaids France. It is prob
ably believed the Russian fleet is still
at Kamranh ba and is making the
freest possible use of the port.
Demands for strong action on the
part of Japan are daily growing loud
er. Political parties and other organ
tzations are passing resolutions con
demning France's alleged violation of
noiuralitx- It is Drowsed to hold a
great popular demonstration.
Ilaa lie lrdt
St. Petersburg. April 21. 2:15 a. m
The ministry' of finance has received
a telegram from a confidential agem
at Shanghai giving a rumor that Vic
Admiral RoJesten.ky has aireaiy
passed the straits of Formosa with
out encountering Vice Admiral Togo.
Tokio ot t ertala.
Tokio. ADril 2'. 5 p. m The officials
here are not certain whether the Rus
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Minister Dies After Operation.
Pekia. April 21. Paul !'?sar. Rus
iian minister to China, whose foot wa-
recently amputated, died last night.
EXPELLED MEMBER OF THE
A peculiar feature of the swearing
in of Comerford was the attitude dis
played by his fellow members. Re
versing all precedents each represen
tative remained seated while the oath
was administered anew to Comerford.
Invariably on previous occasions the
members taking oath have done so in
the presence of all members standing.
MRS. M'LEAN IS IN
Declared Elected President Gen
eral of National
D. A. R.
WILD SCENES Iff CONGRESS
Some Scream, Others Weep for Joy
Mrs. Deere Third Highest of
Washington. April 21. Mrs. Donald
McLean, regent of the New York City
chapter of the Daughters of the Amer
ican Revolution, was elected president
general of the national society. The
announcement of the election of Mrs.
McLean came at the close of a session
of unusual interest. It created a scene
of notable enthusiasm and many of the
women of the congress were nearly
hysterical In the demonstration of their
The balloting was not completed un
til 2:45 p. m. yesterday. Then the
congress took an hour's recess and
until G o'clock routine business was
transacted. Reports of the work ac
complished during the past year in
various states were made by state re
gents. Women Ileeoine II J aterleal.
At G o'clock, Mrs. Elroy Avery, the
Chairman of the tellers, appeared on
the stage with her report. She said
the total number of votes cast was fiOO.
Six were blank. Of that number, Mrs.
Donald McLean received 302, and Mrs.
Sternberg received 322. Mrs. Avery
got no further. A wave of enthusiastic
applause swept the auditorium and
galleries. Some of the women scream
ed as a vent to their emotions. Others
cried and became hysterical. Every
delegate in the hall was on her feet.
No attempt was made by the president
general to control the demonstration
or to stay it.
Hlg Vote for Mrs. Deere.
Mrs. C. H. Deere, of Illinois, receiv
ed the third largest number of votes
cast in the congress. f00, for vice pres
ident general for Illinois and chairman
of the Illinois committee on Continen
Vice presidents general for other
states were elected as follows:
Missouri Mrs. John R. Walker.
California Mrs. Mary Wood Smith.
Ohio Mrs. O. J. Hodge.
Vermont Mrs. J. .1. Estey.
North Carolina Mrs. Lindsay Pat
terson. Tennessee Mrs. II. S. Chamberlain.
New York Mrs. John Cunningham
South Carolina Mrs. George W.
Colorado Mrs. Franklin E. Brooks.
Other officers elected were:
Recording Secretary General Miss
Mary Desha. Washington. D. C.
Corresponding Secretary General
Miss Virginia Miller. Washington. D. C.
Registrar General Mrs. Stewart Ja-
mieson, Washington. D. C.
GREATER PITTSBURG BILL
Paves the Way for Consolidation With
Pittsburg. Pa.. April 21. Gov. Pen-
nypacker has signed the Greater Pitts
burg bill providing for the consolida
tion of I he cities of Pittsburg and Alle
gheny City. The news was received
here with the blowing of whistles and
ringing of bells. The two cities will
vote on the question of consolidation
next February. If the plan prevails.
as it undoubtedly will, the city will
have a population of Goimmio.
To Endow Illinois Hospital.
Springfield, III.. April 21. Dr. John
Warner, father of Vespasian Warner,
pension commissioner, will build and
endow a public hospital at Clinton
Tse building will cost J35.".
Wett Palm Beach. Fia . April 21.
The condition of Joseph Jefferson was
slightly improved today. He passed
good night and the improvement
yesterday seems to continue.
Fire Breaking Out Suddenly at Midnight Cuts Off
Escape of Female Inmates in One Sec
tion of the Building.
Montreal. April 21. Thirteen lives
were lost by the destruction by fire
last night of the convent at St. Gene
vlve. Quebec. There were eight, girls
aged 14 to IS, one nun and four old
women domiciled there. The convent
was conducted by Roman Catholic sis
ters. Started at Midnight.
The fire broke out at midnight and
spread lapidly. Bucket brigades work
AT NORTH PEORIA
Considerable Damage and
jures Several Burling
Peoria, IiU April 21. A cyclone
struck Jackson's Corners. In North
Peoria, shortly after 7 o'clock last
night, did damage to the amount of
$10,000 and slightly injured several
person-:. The storm came up suddenly
and just missed the city. It passed
over Peoria and. dipping, struck, the
village of North Peoria.
Five houses were twisted from
foundations and one of them, belong
ing to J. S. Loefler, was demolished.
Loefler and his wife and son were all
seriously injured. Mr. and Mrs. Loef
ler having their arms broken. Several
barns and outbu:ldings were destroy
ed and several horses killed. A heavy
rain storm had fallen here ail day.
Burlington. April 21. A terrific
wind and electrical storm passed over
this part of the state last night, doing
much damage to houses and outbuild
ings. Lightning struck in several
places rnd some houses are reported
burned, while from Oquawka comes
the report that three people were hurt
Member of Union at He' Springs Kills
One and Gives Others
Hot Springs, Ark., April 21. J. T
Cavanauiili. a bricklayer, from St.
lxniis. emptied a revolver into a group
of brick masons here today. John
Madisian. of Clinton. Mass.. was in
stantly killed. In the scramble for
safety several laborers were severely
hurt. Trouble arose over differences
in local bricklayers' union matters.
Cavanaugh Is in jail.
NIAGARA POWER BILL DEAD
Grab Measure Which Has Aroused Op
position Will Be Allowed to Expire.
Albany, N. Y.. April 21. The Niag
ara power grab bill will be allowed to
die a respectable death. Republican
leaders, fearing the result of its pass
age in the face of the opposition from
all sections and the cry of bribery
have 'aid if aside untfl next Wednes
day. Speaker Nixon announced that
the bill would then be in the custody
of the rules committee, who would
place it upon the calendar for that day
What measures will be taken ultimate
lv to retire the bill have not oeen
Turpentine Operators Combine.
Hattk'sburg. Miss.. April 21. Fifty
leading turpentine operators of Aia
bama. Mississippi, Louisiana, Honda
and Texas have formed a combine
with a capital stock of :i,S0o.00i) to
be known as the Naval Stores Product
Kxport company for the pnnose of
controlling the turpentine production
"in the interest of the producers." The
real purpose is said to be to combat
the trust. Headquarters will be in Sa
vannah. ACID ON HORSES
Inhuman Methods Employed by
Chicago. April 21. Acid wa- again
used as a weapon by strike sympa
thizers today. A horse attached to one
of Montgomery Ward & Co.'s wagons
was severaly burned by the fluid.
Iowa Telephone Line Sold.
Waterloo. Iowa, April 21. The prop
erty, franchise and all appurtenances
of the I'nited States Telegraph & Tel
ephone company, with exchanges in 14
counties in northeastern Iowa, were
sold yesterday afternoon to Thomas
a'Casiden. of Waterloo, for $5"".'" a
of a public sale on order of the federal
ed heroically to save the buildiug but
to no avail. The pupils and others
who lost their lives were in the por
tion of the building where the fire had
obtained too much headway before the
alarm was given to enable those who
responded to effect their rescue.
Injured In Work of Keneue.
Two nuns who risked their lives
saving the children were so seriously
burned their lives are despaired of.
AFTLn: NEW BEAR
President's Hunting Party Hits
Trail in Snow Early
FRESH TRACKS ARE FOUND
Sport So Far Has Been Unusually
Good Start for East to Be
Made May 14. ,
Glenwood Spiings, Colo., April 21.
After a days' enforced rest the presi
dent's hunting party started out
bright and early today. Snow obliter
ated all old tracks and the party hoped
to get close to a bear by nightfall, the
guides having located several fresh
Glenwood Springs, Col.. April 21.
That President Roosevelt is enjoying
royal sport in his hunt for Rocky
mountain grizzlies is attested by Sec
retary Ioeb, who returned from the
camp late yesterday, after having spent
the night with the party. While the
only game pulled down thus far is a
bear shot by the president and a bob
cat by Dr. Lambert, there has been
plenty of recreation. Kvery day the
dogs have followed trails that looked
promising, showing that there are
more bears to be found in the vicinity
now being hunted.
Ilia Future I'lnim.
The camp will be moved tomorrow.
Then the party will locate on West
Divide creek, within 2'1 miles of the
present location and four miles nearer
New Castle. The point toward which
the party is working is Redstone,
where the camp will be broken M i
ll. The private car "Rocket" will pick
up the president there and he will
spend the night at Glenwood Springs.
The start home will be made May 13,
with stops of one day each at Denver
ARRANGEMENTS FOR A
LONGER BEEF HEARING
Present Grand Jury Has Only Begun
Work Plans Made at
Chicago, April 21. The federal
grand jury, which is hearing testimony
on various manifestations of the alleg
ed beef trust, will round out its labors
probably by May 1. Hut that will not
end the inquiry.
Already the subject under investiga
tion has broadened to such fin extent
that it will be impossible for the pres
ent inquisitorial body to complete the
work. Whether the chapter now in
hand shall end within nine days or not.
another chapter is in certain prospect.
This new body, the plans for which
now arc being made in Washington,
may consist of a recalled panel of the
present jury, but more likely a new
panel will be summoned.
DICK LITTLE HOME FROM WAR
Chicago Correspondent Saw Famous
Battles in Manchuria.
San Francisco. Cal., April 21. Rich
ard H. Little, war correspondent, and
George Ade have arrived from the
orient. They start east from here on
Lawson Was In.
New York. April 21. Thomas W.
Iawsoa yesterday took advantage of
th psychological moment in the his
rory of Wail street for a bear raid and
carried off profits amounting to almost
jl ikio iiiici according to the statement
of brokers who claimed to know of his
PART OF BROOKLYN
New York. April 21. One- fireman
was killed, six persons hurt and a
number of buildings destroyed in a
fire at the corner of Belmont and That-
ford streets. Brooklyn, trwlay. The fire
was spreading rapidly at 2 p. in.
Four tmall tenement buildings were
rjtroyed entailing a loss of $I"o,'mh.
ENEMIES MAY FORCE
DELCASSE TO QUIT
Paris. April 21. A rumor is in cir
culation in the chamber of deputies
that Foreign Minister De'.casse inten ts
to resign. The council of ministers
assembles at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
The rumor is given under all reserve.
The rumor grows tut of feelings
aroused over the Morocco ;:nl Indo
China affairs, socialist opposition to
the minister being strong upon both
KEPT BY HEINZE
Minnie Healy Mine Case Decided
by Supremo Court of
WORTH MILLIONS OF DOLLARS
Ruling of Judge Harney, a Former
Resident Here, is Finally
Helena. Mont.. April 21. The su
prime court of Montana has affirmed
the judgment of the district court of
Silver Bow county in the case of Miles
Finlen against F. Augustus Heinze,
the Montana Ore Purchasing company.
and others, better known as the Minnie
Healy case, involving title to one of
the richest copper mines in Butte.
The decision favors Heinze. who is
given title to the mine, valued at mil
lions of dollars.
Finlen had leases and bonds upon
the property from John Devlin. Mrs.
Devlin, Mrs. Reilly and Mrs. Kelly in
1S9S. agreeing to pay $100,000 for
those interests. In November, lS'.iS. i
Heinze claims to have had a verbal
agreement with Finlen to take over the
bonds and leases for $54,000, and un
der the terms of that agreement began
working the property. This Finlen dis
puted, and in February of the follow
ing year the present suit for posses
sion was commenced by Finlen. The
case was tried before Judge Harney
without a jury and judgment was ren
dered for the defendants in December,
1S0S. Finlen having in the meantime,
transferred his interest, to the Boston
and Montana, now an Amalgamated
--iin- JiiiIkc f Mlni'itnalm-t.
It was at this time that charges of
misconduct on the part of Judge Har
ney in the conduct of the trial were
made and many sensational develop
ments resulted, including Harney's
charge that Charles W. Clark, son of
the senator; A. J. Shores, attorney for
the Amalgamated, and others offered
him a bribe of $2r0.Nio to grant a new
trial. An effort subsequently was made
to disbar Shores, bur it failed.
The Amalgamated, or Finlen. appeal
ed to the supreme court, and a new
trial was granted on the ground that
Harney bad not acted properly in the
conduct of the trial. The case was
tried again before Judge Clancy in Aug
ust. Uto.'j. and he decided for Heinze.
The Amalgamated again appealed, the
argument being made before the su
preme court last November.
May Carry f Knlrrnl ourt.
It is stated that if a federal ques
tion can be found upon which to base
an appeal the Amalgamated interests
will appeal the case to the. supreme
court of the I'nited States.
The Minnie Healy mine case has
particular interest in Rock Island coun
ty, in view of the fact that .Incite Mar.
ney is a native of the northern part of
Mercer county and his wife is the
daughter of William Kistler, of Buffalo
$5,000,000 FOR SWEETHEART
South Africa Diamond King Bequeath
ed Fortune ta Omaha Woman.
Omaha. Neh.. April 21. Although
jilted twice by Mate Cannon, an Oma
ha girl, now Mrs. Joseph Munchhoff,
Claud Henderson Heren. South Afri
can diamond king, has left her his hi
tire fortune. cMiinaifd at $...i"ii.ijnii.
The news of her good fortune reached
Mrs. Munchhoft from Pretoria while
she was visiting in Denver.
Bishop Spi-lding Improves.
Peoria, 111.. April 21. Word recejv
d from Hot Springs, where Bishop
Spalding is staying. Is to the effect
that he is rapidly recovering, lie won
will take his meals in the inning room
of the hotel.
Piatt's End Near.
Washington. Conn.. April 21. After
four weeks' illness of pneumonia the
condition of Senator O. H. Piatt ehang
the worse so markedly this
that his physician declared h:
feared the end was very near,
'be patient rallied somewhat.
President Alexander and
Vice President Hyde
VIOLATING THE LAWS
Misappropriation and Misman
agement Are Other
Chic.igo. April 21. A bill for an n;i
point ment of a receiver for the Kquit
able Life Assurance society and seek
ing an accounting was filed In tho
federal court here today by an attor
ney for Abraham Sit roil and others,
policy holders in the society.
Ariiiso lluth M (!'.
Sit ron says his interests are being
dissipated by the oflicers and directors
of the society. He names specifically
President J. W. Alexander and Vice
President James H. Hyde.
In the bill Alexander and Hyde nri'
charged with misappropriation of
funds s:nd mismanagement. The bill
declare! that for 10 years the charter
of the company and laws of New York
have been violated inasmuch as the
officials have failed to distribute the
profits of the company among the pol
OF FATAL ACCIDENT
Explosi-on of Bottle of Liquid Leads
To the Death of Three
Greenburg. Pa.. April 21. A most
disastrous accident resulted last night
from the explosion of a bottle of gaso
line in the home of John E. Kunkle. in
Maple avenue, three children of the
family being burned to death and tins
fourth so fearfully injured that her re
covery is doubtful.
Three members of the tire depart
ment and two citizens were badly in
jured. The parents left the children in
charge of Mrs. Kunkle's mother, 75
years of age. while they went to
After the children had been put to
bed. one called for a drink, and the
grandmother, in carrying the water to
the child, tripped. In her effort to
save herself she overturned a bottle of
gasoline and in an instant the room
MAY BE SIX DEAD
IN EASTERN MINE
Explosion in Charleston, W. Va., Bore
Imprisons Ten, But Four Reach
Charleston, . Va.. April 21. Ten
miners were imprisoned in the Cabin
cieek mine at Kayford last night by
an explosion. Four of them reached
the surface ilanerous-ly injured. Tho
others are believed to he dead. It In
believed the explosion set hie lo tho
tipple and imprisoned the miner-..
ANOTHER WITNESS IS FOUND
Chicago Man Said to Have Caesar
Young Kill Self.
Newark. N. J.. April 21. The Ver
waertz, a Jewish newspaper published
in this city, nan received a card from
a Chicago man who mivh thai he thinks
he has a witness to the killing of "Cae
sar" Young, for which Nan Patterson
is on trial in New York City. The card
is written in Hebrew and in signed by
"B. Rosen. ::i;,i Fourth hi reef, Chica-.
The writer i-as that he was in New
York looking for work last June and
was on West Broadway near Chambers
street, when he noticed a i-ab contain
ing a man and a woman. The man was
evidently pleading with the woman.
Suddenly the man pulled out a revolver
and shot himself. Rosen hurried away
and knew nothing of what happened
SON OF RUTH STUART DEAD
Was Injured Trying to Enter Second
Story Window at Home.
New York, April 2L Sterling
Stuart, son of Ruth McEnery Stuart,
the au'hor who suffered injury to th
spine by a fall while trying to entef
the heeond story window of his moth
er's home a month ago, dlc-d today.