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VOL". LIV. XO. 175.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 1905.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
STRIKE DISORDER HALTS
MEET IN OPEN SEA
CLASH OVER RATES
RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT IS
HOLDING UP DISPATCHES
FOR PRESIDENT'S VISIT
OUT OF RAGE
France Relieved by News of Join
ing of Russian
Secretary Taft and Stuyvesant
Fish Argue at Banquet
Teamsters and Employes
Agree to be Less
ONLY FOR THE DAY
Men Decide Against Asking
Chief Executive to
Chicago. May 10. Representatives
of labor iave abandoned the plan of
petitioning Roosevelt while In Chicago
today to use his good offices in bring
ing about a settlement of the strike.
A lengthy ietition had been prepared
protesting against the use of federal
President Shea said this afternoon:
"R(josevelt will not be asked to ar
bitrate the strike. None of the com
mittee appointed will call on him. We
don't see what good it will do labor to
ask the president to arbitrate the
lroauie I'enee and Order.
Chicago, May 10. Promises of peace
and order for today, the president's
day, were made by both sides in the
teamsters strike. The Employers'
Teaming company decided to reduce
its teaming and delivery operations,
and the teamsters" joint council voted
against a general strike, and determin
ed no further sympathetic movements'
should be made, except in cases where
teamsters were ordered to make deliv
eries to boycotted houses in which event
individuals should walk out.
1'repare a Statement.
A statement of the situation was
prepared to be presented to President
Roosevelt by the strikers committee,
informing the president of the legal
proceedings which have been taken by
the employers and make a proposition
that the president act as arbitrator ol
the differences. Employers say they
will not officially approach the presi
dent. Ordfrrd to Krrp Quiet.
It was current gossip secret com
mands hud been passed along the line
ordering all teamsters to remain abso
lutely quiet and not attempt the
slightest interference today with the
teams of the Employers' Teaming cum
Kfrp Cmnda Awn;-.
Ijong before the time set for the ar
rival of the special train bearing the
presidential party, jmlice and special
guards began to gather aroutid the
Northwestern railway depot. No op
portunity was given for the gathering
of any crowds within a block of the
.tat ion. While the police denied they
anticipated any trouble whatsoeve
while the chief executive was the city's
guest, they nevertheless took all pos
Two Troop of Militia.
The police were joined at the rail
way station by two troops from the
1st Illinois cavalry under Col. Young
who were to form a guard for the pres
The usual number of police were on
strike duty today, with the exception
of 400 who were withdrawn to act as
guards for Roosevelt, but there scarce
ly any evidence of the strike beyond
the presence of police and occasional
caravans of guarded wagons.
Four Hurt la It lot.
Chicago. May 10. In spite of the
strike leaders some encounters and
shooting occurred today. As a result
of a disturbance in State street. Jos
eph Stewart and Charles Frazer, both
colored, were shot in the legs, and
John Hithow (colored and E. M. Hub
bard (white), were badly cut with
razors. It took ro police to quell the
REFUGE FOR CONSUMPTIVES
Fraternalists Arrange Great Sanita
rium for 25,000 Persons.
St. 1-oula. May 10. The building of
the "Fraternal City." a great sanitar
ium for consumptives in New Mexico,
covering SO.Oou acres of land, will be
celebrated at a banquet tonight in tne
Planters' hotel, this city. Within Ave
years it is expected 23.oh consump
tives from all parts of the country will
be living at the National Fraternal
sanitarium. The movement ha been
started by fratemalists. and is wholly
for the benefit of the fraternal system.
The sanitarium will be open to the
members of all organizations of the
Bishop Spalding Improving.
P.-oiia. 111. May 10. Advices from
Hot Sprmgs indicate that Bishop
Spalding has so far recovered that he
will b able to return to this city in
a week or ten days.
CHINESE MEET TO
Agree to Boycott American Goods Till
Exclusion Law is Mod
ified. Shanghai. 'May 10. A large and in
fluential meeting of Chinese merchants
was held here today and protested vig
orously against the proposed new Chi
nese exclusion treaty recently discuss
ed in the United States. It was unani
mously decided to boycott American
goods until the terms of the proposed
traety are modified.
REV. H0LMGRA1N HONORED
BY THE AUGUSTANA SYNOD
Officers Elected by Conference at Chi
cagoWill Build Old Peo
Chicago. May 10. The Illinois con
ference of the Swedish Lutheran Aug
ustana synod, which held its closing
session in Immanuel Lutheran church,
Sedgwick and Hobbie streets, last
night, elected the following officers:
President Rev. F. A. Lander, Mar
Vice President Rev. Alfred Appell.
Secretary Rev. Victor Tengvald,
Treasurer Rev. O. V. Holmgrain.
The conference was attended by 250
clergymen and lay delegates of the
church. Rev. E. J. A. Rosenquist. who
was recently in charge of the Sharon
church of Chicago, was expelled from
the conference for "conduct unbecom
ing a Christian and practices incompat
ible with the church discipline."
As members of the board of direc
tors of the Augustana hospital, the con
ference elected Dr. C. A. Evald, Dr.
L. G. Abrahamson and Dr. M. C. Ran
seen. all of Chicago.
The conference resolved to erect aii
old people's home at Peoria at the ear
liest possible time practicable.
STATE OFFICERS AT ZEIGLER
Study Cause of Fatal Explosion in
Springfield. 111.. May 10. Attorney
General Stead and Assistant Attorney
General Gillespie left last night for
Zeigler to institute an official investi
gation of the recent explosion in the
Loiter mine at that place.
A story came out of Zeigler some
time since to the effect that bodies of
persons not on the company's pay rolls
were found in the mine after the ex
plosion. A denial was made at the
time, but circumstances since have
arisen which have induced the attor
ney general to visit the scene and
make a personal inquiry.
OLIVER WOODSON NIXON
Famous Journalist and Author Died at
Chicago. May 10. Dr. Oliver Wood
son Nixan. for many years associated
with the Chicago Inter-Ocean as liter
ary editor, is dead at Biloxi. Miss. Mr.
Nixon was a member of Gen. Pope's
staff, having beem medical director of
the army of Missouri. He established
the Evening Chronicle in Cincinnati in
1870. and with his brother. William
Penn Nixon, consolidated it with the
Cincinnati Times. The brothers join
ed in 1S7S in the purchase of the Inter
Ocean. Nixon was the author of sev
Springfield. 111.. May 10. Because
the indictment against them was faulty
Gov. Deneen has refused to issue a
requisition for two alleged officials, of
the Standard Oil company who are
wanted here for subornation or per
jury. The officials from Tazewell coun
ty .who were in the city to secure the
requisition, returned home with the in
dictment in order to correct it. The
names of the men who are wanted at
Pekin were not given out. as they are
not under arrest.
Treasury Clerk Dead.
Washington. May 10. A telegram
was received today announcing the
death at Carizozo. N. M.. of Wallace
Hills, chief cle-k of the treasury de
partment. He had been an employe of
the department 41 years.
Sails for Home.
New York. May 10. Ignace Pader
wiskl. the pianist, sailed on the steam
er Oceanic today enroute to his home
in Switzerland to rest and recover
from the attack of nervous prostra
tion. Choose Piatt's Successor.
Hartford, Conn., May 10. Frank B.
Brandegee. of New London, member of
congress from the Third Connecticut
district, has been chosen United States
senator to succeed the late O. H. Piatt
by a majority vote in each house of the
OCCURRED SOME MILES OUT
Indo-Chinese Officials Putting in Time
Chasing Vessels Away From
Paris. May 10. Admiral De Jon
quieres at Saigon confirms the an
nouncement of the departure of the
Russian squadron from off Vanfong
bay. He says he saw the Russians
well off the cost under full steam.
Officials here say the admiral's re
port relieves the seriousness of the
issue with Japan.
The report of the junction of Nebo
gatoff's division with the main Rus
eion squadron under Rojestvensky out
side of French waters Ls also consider
ed official. This averts serious appre
hensions that their junction near Sai
gon would conspicuously show two
Russian naval forces inside French
Tvro Iteuch YladlvoMtokf
London, May 10. A St. Petersburg
dispatch says it is reported there the
Russian cruisers Almaz and Jomtchug
belonging to Voelkeram's division of
Rojestvensky's squadron have eluded
the Japanese warships and reached
Sent From Saljton.
Saigon, May 10. The Russian cruis
ers. Jemtchug and Rion belonging to
Rojestvensky's squadron arrived off
Cape St. James, near here, the night
of May 8 and left yesterday morning
at the request of the governor of
These cruisers which brougTif in
structions for Nebogatoff, anchored
three or four miles off shore. A heavy
sea was running exposing a good deal
of the warships' hulls which were quite
free from barnacles or seaweed. The
ships appear to have unusually large
crews and the men seemed in good
It is considered likely here Nebogat
off's division has already passed the
nrnx of Mlum.
Tokio. May 10. It is officially an
nounced that the approaches to the
Pescadores islands are dangerous for
a distance of six miles off shore, owing
It is reported that, although the
cruisers Rossia and Gromoloi were re
paired at Vladivostok, the Bogatyr is
still disabled. Nine torpedo boats and
five submarines are there that are
Report Jap Ship Sunk.
Victoria. B. C. May 10. Lieut. Count
Keller and three other naval officers
from the destroyed Pacific squadron
were among the passengers on the Em
press of India, which has arrived from
the orient. Count Keller, in an inter
view, stated that he Japanese battle
ship Yashima had been sunk by a
mine about the same time as the Hat
suse and Yoshima were lost. He said
he had seen it founder from the ducks
of the Pobieda.
Arreitted aa Splex.
Tokio, May 10. M. A. E. Bougin. a
prominent Frenchman, and his step
son. Strange, an Englishman, have been
arrested here as spies.
LAND OFFICES ABOLISHED
Three Missouri Land Districts Consol
idated Under One Office.
Washington, May 10. By an order
dated May 1, the president has direct
ed the consolidation of the Springfield,
Boonville and Ironton land districts in
Missouri and the abolition of the land
offices at Boonville and Ironton. All
the business will hereafter be transact
ed at Springfield, and the district wM
be known as the Springfield district.
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT GUEST OF CHICAGO FOR THE DAY
Chicago, May 10. President Roose
velt's train reached the Northwestern
railroad depot a few minutes after
noon and wa3 met by the reception
committee. The party immediately
started for the Auditorium Annex,
(iuvrrnor on Hand.
The president was given a hearty
welcome by Go. Deneen, Mayor Dun
ne, delegations from the merchants.
Hamilton and Iroquois clubs, a com
mittee of aldermen and other city offi
cials. The streets through which the
president's carriage drove were lined
with police, an 1 men in uniform and
plain clothes mingled with crowds ev
erywhere. Crowd at Deeeived.
Although the route had been kept sec
ret the sidewalks of Kinzie street from
Fifth avenue to Rush str&et and
thence south on Rush street and Mich
igan avenue were packed solidly with
people, for the most part workingmen
The route was through the wholesale
district, except for the last few blocks
and it was not until Jackson Louie-1
vard was reached that anything but
Declares Positively He
Will Not Run
NO STRING ATTACHED
No Compromise With the Rail
roads Will be Ap
proved. Omaha. May 10. The Bee quotes
President Roosevelt as making the em
phatic statement he will not be a can
didate for president. It says:
"You are authorized to state I will
not again be a candidate for the office
of president. There are no strings on
this statement. I mean it.
Wnnta Hmlienl Lett ImPm ion.
"I made my speech at Denver for the
purpose of convincing the people of
my earnestness in regard to the matter
of railroad legislation. I will not be
satisfied with any conditions that now
exist in regard to transportation af
fairs in this country. No compromise
bill from congress will be accepted."
IN SERIOUS TROUBLE
Two Held Without Bail for Causing
Death of Woman by Crim
Peoria, 111., May 10. Dr. James W.
Parker, a prominent physician, and his
assistant, John Peattie. were held by
the coroner's jury today without bail
for the murder of Mrs. Spillman-Cal-houn.
The verdict followed the death
of the woman which resulted from a
COUNT CASSINI IS
SENT TO MADRID
Russian Ambassador to Be Succeeded
At Washington by Baron
Washington. May 10. Count Cas
sini, Russian ambassador, has been
transferred to Madrid. He will be suc
ceeded here by Baron Rosen. Cassini
will leave in June for his new post.
STATE CONTROL END STRIKES
Australian Attributes Peace There to
Minneapolis, Minn.. May 10. J. G.
Jenkins, ex-premier of South Australia,
who is in this city, says labor troubles
such as now exist in Chicago are un
heard of in Australia,
"This may, perhaps, be due to the
government ownership of the railways
in my state," he said.
"In South Australia, where the state
has invested about $05,000,000 in rail
ways, the books showed a profit of
$200,000 after deducting all expenses
and interest on the money invested."
Begin Ohio Canal Improvements.
Columbus, O., May 10. The state
board of public works has signed the
first contracts for the improvement of
the northern division of the Ohio can
al which, in connection with Musking
um river, is designed to furnish a sev
en foot waterway across the state.
workingmen and women fans were
Traveled at a Trot.
The cavalcade, as far as possible,
kept a brisk trot all the way to the
hotel the crowds being afforded but a
brief glimpse of the president. There
is no demonstration of anykiud. but
good will along the entire route. Many
buildings were decorated with flags
while others were waved by workers
Having reached the Auditorium the
president went almost immediately to
the dining room, where the guests
awaited him. Luncheon followed.
The presidential special passed
through nearly aU of Iowa in darkness
and the only stop for the purpose of
speechmaking was at Clinton. In Illi
nois the president sfloke at Dixon
Sterling and De KalbJ
Avoid Wuud Suit.
Omaha, Neb., May 10. Mae Cather
ine Wood scared the presidential train
and prevented it from oming through
Omaha, At an obscure little way sta
tion on the Union Pacific the presiden
OF THE RAILWAY CONGRESS
Former Declares Regulation Must
Come and it is Useless to
Washington. May 10. There was a
sensational clash last night at the
banquet given to the members of the
international railway congress at the
New Willard hotel.
It took place between Secretary of
War Taft and President Stuyvesant
Fish, president of the Illinois Central
railroad, and was over the railway rate
"Jam" the Railroad Men.
Secretary Taft had just been intro
duced by Mr. Fish, the toast master,
and the first words almost of the sec
retary were a flat footed statement
that railway rate regulation must
come; that if the railway men of the
country were wise they would aid and
not hinder it; that the sentiment of the
country is such that failure of proper
regulation mean a campaign on the
subject that would do no good to the
Wn Very Still.
Absolute silence reigned as Secre
tary Taft spoke his mind. He was pos
itively against government ownership.
he said, believing that nothing so dele
terious could como to the country as
this solution of the question.
"But." he continued, "you cannot run
railroads as you run private business.
You must respond to the public de
mand. If there is danger of discrimi
nation then you must allow the estab
lishment of some tribunal that will
remedy that discrimination."
The .secretary saw no reason why a
tribunal properly constituted should
not be competent in every sense of the
word to fix a maximum rate.
KUh In Spirited Reply.
Mr. Fish was on his feet the instant
the secretary concluded. He answet
ed the secretary at length, taking the
view that the law to prevent discrim
ination, double dealing, and secret re
bates were ample, and he vigorously
called for the enforcement of that law.
Mr. Fish talked of the vested rights of
the money tied up in railways. He
apologized for allowing himself to be
diverted, and. as he sat down. Secre
tary Taft, who sat next him, queried
in a low tone:
"May I have 15 minutes to reply?"
This time was given, and the secre
tary utilized it in making himself even
more positive as to his position in fav
or of legislation which would create
a tribunal wit n authority to name a
GRAFTERS MAY GO FREE
Testimony Before Grand Jury Cannot
be Used Against Them.
Milwaukee, May lo. Attorney Gen
eral Sturdevant has admitted thai
Charles Havenor, the baseball mag
nate under sentence of two years in
the house of correction but now free,
pending an appeal, must be granted a
new trial on the ground that testimony
given to the grand jury cannot be used
as evidence against the witness. It is
predicted this will apply to other graft
Yale Senior Shoots Himself.
New Haven, Conn., May 10. The
body of Arthur llaserot, 22 years old
and a Yale senior, was found in his
room in Welch hall yesterday. He
had shot himself in the head. Hase
rot's home was in Cleveland. O., and
his parents are wealthy.
Kentucky Jurist Takes Life.
Covington, Ky., May 1. Judge Ce
cil Pence, a former member of the
Kentucky legislature, known all over
Kentucky as a lawyer and Klii ician.
committed suicide at his home by
shooting himself in the head.
tial party was switched to the North
western railroad tracks and sent di
rect from Fremont, Neb., to Missouri
Valley, Iowa, crossing the Missouri
river at Blair. Neb., thus saving the
president's private secretary. William
leb, from being served with the pa
pers in the suit of Mae Wood against
Iicb, Wynne and Miller.
aed Mstjr Mlle.
By making the cutoff the presiden
tial party saved CO miles in distance,
but abandoned the splendid gravel-ballasted
Union Pacific main line road
bed, and the Northwestern double
tracked magnificent line, to go over a
dirt ballasted branch connecting line,
where the danger is as 100 to 1. and
were, in the end. compelled to wait at
Missouri Valley until the schedule time
for leaving that station on the North
western. Scandal in the Russian Army.
St. Petersburg. May lo. The Slovo
prints a rumor of the discovery of
enormous defalcations in tlj commis
sary department of the army.
IN KANSAS TORNADO
Later Reports Increase List of Kill
ed in the Storm at
Marquete. Kar.s.. May 10. When
darkness fell upon this stricken town
last night it was known that 2: liv.es
had been lost in tho tornado that
wrecked part of Marquette early yes
terday and did much damage in this vi
cinity and that 40 persons had been in
jured. Of the injured. :i." were serio-.is-ly
hurt anil some of them may die.
During the day Carl Warnquist and
Mrs. .1. A. Carlson died of their injur
ies. Several of the others are suffer
ing from broken limbs and internal
PREDICT USE OF AUTO
CARS ON RAILWAY TRACKS
Railway Congress Delegates Declare
That Inexpensive Operation Will
Bring About Innovation.
Washington, D. C May 10. That
auto cars and automobiles run on rail
roads where traffic was light would
soon become general in use was the
conclusions expressed by sections 4
and 5 of the international railway con
gress here yesterday.
The chief engineer, traffic manager,
and chief electrician of the French
Northern railway read papers on the
subject. They said the saving in ex
pense of operation would bring this
WILL AID THE IMMIGRANTS
Tri-City Removal Society, New Jewish
Sunday there was organized in the
three cities the Tri-City Removal
office, which is a corporation pledged
to look after immigrants from Europe
whose desire is to locate within the
surrounding territory. The meeting
was held Sunday at the House of Israel
in this city, and the following officers
were elected to serve the first year:
President J. .1. Taxman, Rock Isl
and. Vice President J. Morris. Rock Isl.
Secretary and Treasurer Mayer Levy.
Directors Joseph Ochs, Martin Sil
beistein. David Rothschild. Rabbi W.
H. Fineshriber and Meyer Stone.
The object of the association is to
look after the Jewish immigrants who
come to these shores in the expectation
of finding a home and a shield, both
against the oppressor and against the
equally great tyrant, want. The organ
ization already has $175 in its treasury,
and with this nucleus it expects to
bring to the three cities each week two
foreigners, who are tradesmen skilled
in craft work, for permanent residence
DUBUQUE HAS AN ACCIDENT
Break Keeps Packet in St. Louis Pas
sengers Cared For.
Capt. I'imont, the local agent of the
Diamond Jo line has received a letter
from J. P. Lusk, general freight and
passenger agent, stating that the Du
buque is laid up at St. Iuis with a
cracked piston head and will be un
able to leave for Rock Island and oth
er points up the river and so will lose
this trip. She will leave for Ke-okuk
on Saturday however and on Tuesday.
May 10 for Rock Island. Tomorrow af
ternoon the Sidney will leave on the
trip down about 4 r r o'clock as r
substitute for the disabled Dubuque
so that prospective passengers will not
be delayed by the accident.
SAYS HE SOLD THE FLOUR
William Dalles Charged With Making
William Dalles, of Moline, was
bound over to the grand jury today
under $. bonds, by Justice Williams,
of Moline, the charge being obtaining
goods on false pretense's. The warrant
was sworn out by Arthur Tiffany, man
ager of the tri-city branch of the
Sleepy Eye Milling company. Mr.
Tiffanv claimed thiif Dales bousfht
flour of him in large quantities, repre-j
(-! . It m Inn n. ui'intiifl f k nuu
it for a bakery. He did not nay for
the flour, and Tiffany declares ttoit. in
1 , J V. T.JI'a tn I., ill- 1
CONDITIONS ARE ALTERED
Three Added Starters and Rain Makes
Louisville. May 10. Three added
barters and hard rains have semie
what altered conditions which will at
tend the running of the Kentucky der
by this aftemoem. Dr. Ie-gge was de
clared out of the race this morning.
The probable starters: Agile, 3 to
Z; Ram's Horn. Whippoorwill (coup
led), to 2; Me-CIelian and I.ay?.on, 2'
Anxious to Suppress
Knowledge of Kill
ing of Jews.
Workingmen Prepare for Serl-
St. Petersburg, May 10. Very grave
reports are current in the city as to the
extent of the massacre of the Jews at
Seehitemir. The number of killed or
wounded is now placed as high as 0o.
but information is lacking. Dispatch
er are being held up.
Twelve Were Killed.
St. Petersburg, May 10. 2:4.r a. in.
Twelve Jews were killed and 50
wounded in the massacre at Zhitomir,
government of Volhynia. in southwest
Tlu attack uon the Jews is attrib
uted to articles in M. Kroushevan's
paper. On Sunday the Jews telegraph
ed to friends in St. Petersburg to ask
the authorities to take strong meas
ures for their protection, and orders to
that effect were sent.
Workmen Take lrnlit Action.
Reval. Russia. May 10. At a large
meeting of workmen here today which
was attended by delegates frtm St.
Petersburg and a number of masked
men it was decided to proclaim a three
elays' strike in connection with Labor
day. May 14. It was further determin
ed to serve fresh demands upon th
employers coupled with the intimation
if they were not complied with inside
of 12 hours the destruction of the fac
tories by fire would follow.
Say They Are Armed.
St. Petersburg. May 10. Social dem
ocrats declare their program includes
a demonstration throughout Russia
Sunday and that they are provided
with bombs and dynamite with which
to fight troops if the latter interfere.
Precautionary measures have be-n tak
en everywhere and tho authorities are
convinced the disorders will be com
FARMERS OF ILLINOIS
HAVE ANOTHER GOOD WEEK
Rainfall Well Distributed and Work
and Growth Pro
gress. The weekly crop bulletin for Illinois
for the week e nding May X follows:
The first part of the week was quite
favorable for farm work, and much
plowing and planting was done in all
sections. Rainfall, heavy in many lo
calities ef the southern district, ex
tended ver the entire state on the 4th
and nth. hindering work in the south
ern district, and causing a temporary
cessation in the other districts. The
temperature whs above the seasonal
average, and with ample moisture the
conditions were very favorable for ger
mination and plant growth.
Plowing for corn is well advance-d.
except In the southern district, where
the soil is too wet, and planting now
extends through the northern district.
The work is progressing rapidly In the
central district, being favejrable in
many localities. With a cont innanee
of favorable weather conditions plant
ing will lie general during the; ensuing
week. Early planted fields are? up to
a good stand in the e-entral and sou t it
Oats are growing fast, and without
exception a'.l re-ports indicate an excel
lent condition. Wheat and rye main
tain a vt-ry promising condition, the
outlook for wheat being especially fa
vorable at this time. Grasses have
made rapid growth during the week.
The healthy condition of live huh-U. Is
generally, remarked. (lardens have
shown marke-d improvement during the
week, and some early planted are; now
producing. Potatoes are up and aro
showing a good stand.
From present indications fruit was
only slightly Injured by recent frosts,
the trees showing a heavy bloom.
Peaches were mostly winter-killed.
Some patches ef Mrawberrles are. rlp
in the southern district, and a fair
yield of this fruit is promised through
out the state. Contrary to early ex
pectations the outkxjk for applets la
promising at this time.
Sherlock Holmes Under Ban.
St. Paul. Minn.. May 10. The Min
nesota library commission has plae-ed
A. Conan Doyh;'s "Return rf Sherlock
Holmes" under ban, re-futdng to put It
on the list of bxkH fer libraries and
public schools, fctate and commission.