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VOL'. LIV. NO. 180.
.TUESDAY, MAY 10, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
STRIKING CHICAGO SCHOOL
CHILDREN ARRESTED AND JAILED
NEW GET-RICH-QUICK SCHEME IS
EXPOSED BY MINNEAPOLIS COURT
Hawthorn Mutual Commission Company Refused
Delivery of Mail Said to be Doing
a Gigantic Business.
FOURTH DIVISION MAY
CHANGE THBTIDE OF WAR
Movement Grows, 1,500
Going Out Without
MEN STILL DETERMINED
Decline to Take Steps Looking
to Peace Threaten to
Tie Up the City. .
Chicago. May 16. Three hundred
colored strike breakers arrived in Chi
cago today from St. Louis. They were
largely recruited from river towns.
Another gang came in from Cincinnati.
-Nearly a score of the latter deserted
when they reached here claiming they
were told no strik was prevailing here.
One deserter said the coaches in
which they traveled were locked dur
ing the en rire trip.
Over 100 of the postal Telegraph
company s messengers struck thi
morning, i he boys occupied them
selves chiefly iti jeering at nonunion
I wo colored men were severely heat-
en in fourteenth street today by a m
which the police dispersed by the free
use of their clubs.
More I'nplU ((ull.
Pupils of the Fallon public school
also struck when two loads of coal
from the Pea body Coal company were
delivered at the building. The Fallon
school and the Graham school are in
adjoining districts on the south side.
Miutclrri I'ul In Jail.
The youngsters became so disorder
ly f.o of them were arrested and jail-
d. The others quickly disappeared
from the streets. .The strike of school
children assumed larger proportions
today when t.'.oo pupils of the Graham
school refused to enter the hiiflding.
Officials say no "unfair" coal has been
delivered at the school.
I.ookn Like Spread.
Chicago. May 10. The possibility of
a tieup in all delivery business in Chi
cago iucluding funerals grew definite
at a meeting today of President Shea.
with W. .1. Gibbons, business agent of
the Cab and Livery Wagon Drivers'
union and representatives of the liv
erymen's and undertakers' associa
tions. Kiulrra I'lrnil In Vnlu.
Kmploying liverymen vainly endeav
ored to induce the unionists to permit
the delivery of passengers at boycotted
stores. The labor leaders flatly refus
ed to deviate from the stand taken
against such delivery. Committeeman
Amberg of the employers' declared af
tt r leaving the meeting he would call a
session of the employers" association
and insist upon its members doing
business with boycotted houses even
if it was necessary to lock out all em
ployes to do so.
Conference lth Major.
President Shea. Charles Dold. pres
ident of tie' Chicago Federation of 1-a-Inir.
and a number of other labor lead
ers held a conference with Mayor Dun
ne today. Labor officials were asked
not to spread the strike but to aid in
putting down disorder. They replied
they would not spread the strike buf
they were powerless to prevent its
spread. They also criticised the police
department for the alleged aiding of
The mayor reiterated his previous
.statement if rioting continued and the
strike spreads he would be compelled
to call in state troops.
Hefune to 1 Irl.l.
Chicago. May 10. The strongest
pressure which the team owners of
Chicago could bring to bear failed to
weaken the stand of the union team
sters last night, and the joiut council
reaffirmed its determination express
ed Saturday night nt to permit th
delivery of goods to "boycotted "
With the second refusal of the team
owners' demands the teamsters open
ly courted an extension of the strike
1'ulesa the team owners recede from
their position, or intervention froir
higher sources eusues, the broaden
lng of thet ruggle now seems inevit
fouaeil Far Arkltmlos.
The city council went on record Sat
urday evening for settlement of th
teamsters strike. By a vote of 45 tc
2 it adopted a resolution asking th
mayor to appoint a committee of five
whose duty it shall be to urge arbitra
tiou of the existing troubles.
With the spread of the strike fevei
to four more public schools, and wit!
a total of 1.800 pupils out. officials o
the board of education decided !a
evening, after a conference lasting sev
eral hours to use the state compulsorj
education law as a weapon to compel
the children, to return, to their books.
FL000DS POUR INTO
THE UPPER RIVER
I-i Crosse. Wis., May 16. Heavy
and steady rains the past week are
raising the Wisconsin and Minnesota
river to the danger point. The great
est damage is expected along the La
Crosse and Black rivers in Wis
consin and Root river in Minnesota.
PROOF BY BOWEN
Believed Venezuela Minister has
LOOMIS CHARGES UPHELD
Preferred as Representative of
ernment. Not as a Private
wasuington. Aiay 10. there is no
longer any doubt that Herbert W.
Bowen. United States minister to Ven
ezuela, hau been able to prove the
charges reported by him against Assis
tant necreiary oi siaie uiumis. tie
called upon the president yesterday
and talked to him concerning the mat
ter ami then went to the war depart
ment, where he had an extended con
ference with Secretary Taft.
Aeted for (Government.
Bowcii's defense is that lie did not
make the charges, himself; that he
fulfilled his Mity to the government
in communicating the reports of a
scandalous nature which injuriously
affected the prestige of the United
States, and that he would have been
derelict had he failed to do so.
START A CAMPAIGN
National Association of Manufacturers
Convenes at Atlanta,
Atlanta. Ga.. '-v 10. The loth an
nual gathering . the National Associa
tion of Manufacturers of the United
States representing more than
three quarters of $i::,oun.ou0.ooo
invested capital of the coun
try assembled here today. Re
Krts of officers including President
I). M. Parry, of Indianapolis, annual
address were read. I,udwig NisseH. of
New York, delivered an address on
governmental relation of public fran
chises. The address was largely de
voted to the discussion of un American
ism of government ownership of pub
HEARING OF FREIGHT PLEAS
Illinois Commission Gives Audience to
Springfield. 111.. May 16. The hear
ing of the petition of shippers and re
tail merchants association of various
Illinois cities for a reduction in freight
rates in Illinois began before the state
hoard of railroad and warehouse com
KIRK LA SCHELL,
Dellport. O. I.. May If,. Kirk La
Schell. theatrical manager and play
wright died here today of blood poi
soning resulting from an injury to his
Novel Contest for Kaiser's Cup
Begins. With Eleven
Sandy Hook, May 16. It is reported
here the start of the yacht race has
jeen postponed until tomorrow, owing
to the heavy fog.
New York. May 16. Eleven yachts.
?ight American, two English and one
jermau, varying in size from an 5
on schooner to a 648 ton ship, wilt
art this after noon from the Sandy
iook lightship for a race of about
1,000 miles across the Atlantic ocean
o the Lizard on the cost of England
or a cup ar.i! three prize.-, off-red Ly
he German emperor.
Rotable Kr arlelr.
The race is notable for the variety
TO BIGELOW'S FALL
Milwaukee, May 1C. A petition was
filed in the federal court today asking
for the appointment of a receiver for
the National Electric company, one of
the largest concerns of its kind in the
country. Frank G. Bigelow, prior to
his downfall, was prominently connect
ed with the company.
THINKS NAN LIED
Justice Vernon M. Davis, Before
Whom Patterson Trial Came,
Makes a Speech.
DEFENDANT HELD THE GUN
Declares Public Believes Testimony is
False, But is Willing to Let
It Go at That.
New York. May 16. Vernon M. Da
vis, justice of the supreme court of
the state of New York, who presided
at one trial and a mistrial of Nan Pat
terson, the Florodora girl, declared
last night at the banquet that he be
lieved she had lied from beginning to
end in her testimony before him; that
in his opinion the majority of the com- j
munity now believed that Miss Patter
son held the pistol by which Young
was shot, and that J. Morgan Smith
bought the weapon and gave it to her,
charging her with the duty of "scar
Judge Davis was the guest of honor
at the Phi Delta Phi banquet, and in
his speech defended Assistant District
Attorney Rand, who had prosecuted
Miss Patterson at each trial.
l'ulille Kxciinrd Her.
Continuing, he said:
"In her second trial before me, when
she was on the stand. Nan Patterson
told falsehoods from beginning to end.
The air seemed charged with the fact
that she was lying. Yet she was a wo
man. She was young. It was natural
that the public" should sympathize with
her. People seemed to know that she
was not telling the truth, and the great
public of New York said: 'Why
shouldn't she lie? Let her lie. Let
her get the benefit of her lies. "
STATE CONFERENCE OPENED
Congregationalists Begin 62nd Conven
tion at Ottawa.
Ottawa. 111.. May 10. The general
Congregational Association of the
State of Illinois opened its 62nd annual
session in this city last night. Among
those present is Dr. E. F. Williams, of
Chicago, western editor of the Boston
Congregationalist. The association
geographically represents the Congre
gationaJ churches of the state of Illi
nois; numerically it represents 3G4
congregations and more than 50.000
communicants, with benevolences last
year amounting to $109,210 and home
expenditures of $014,534.
KILL 1,141 BIRDS IN TWO DAYS
Annual Hunt at Elgin Resulted in
Slaughter of 1,086 Crows.
Elgin. 111., May 1C When Elgin's
annual crow hunt ended last night af
ter two days of carnage, during which
butcher birds and hawks as well as
rooks were slaughtered. 1,141 birds
were brought to the police station in
this city for count. The bag contained
1.USG crows, 50 butcher birds and five
YACHT RACE ON
of build and rig of the vessels, for the
sreat distance to be sailed and possi
bly the severe weather that may be
encountered and from the fact that it
affords at tet of heavily rigged ocean
Craftsmen regard it as a move to
ward the substitution of a more sea
worthy type of craft in international
races in place of racing machines
which have contested for America's
The Emperor's cup, the trophy of
the race, is worth $T.00. There has
been some figuring on the length of
time that will be taken for the race
The earl of Crawford who owns the
Valhalla, believes if the winds are
strong from the wesi the race may be
ended in nine days, :rr.i that his boat
can win. The Valhalla, undtr such
condition., can sail 16 knots an hour,
but it is not likely it will be favored
with biroug winds all the way.'
St. Paul. May 16. District Attorney
Haup today received a copy of the
oral opinion recently delivered by
Judge Lochren in the federal court at
Minneapolis in the case of the Haw
thorne Mutual Commission company
against Postmaster Hale, of Minneap
olis, to restrain the postmaster from
preventing the delivery of mail ad
dressed to the company and from re
NEAR A FLOOD ON
DES MOINES RIVER
Eikhorn River Floods Portion of Nor
folk, Neb., Driving Resi
Des Moines, Iowa, May 16. Resi
dents of the lowlands are patrolling
the levees along the Des Moines river
to forestall any break of the rapidly
rising river which showed a rise of
nearly two feet last night. The gov
ernment guage now registers within
a few inches of the danger mark.
Norfolk, Neb., May 16. A further
rise of five inches last night of the al
ready swollen Eikhorn river here
flooded the east side causing a general
exodus of families in that section.
Kight imprisoned families were res
cued by boats today. The north fork
of the Eikhorn is now a mile wide.
BOAT WITH STEEL HULL
Steamer May Stewart Passes South
Enroute to Kansas City.
The steamer May Stewart, a steel
hull boat built at the Iowa Iron works
at Dubuque, came down the river last
night, enroute for Kansas City, where
she will be put in commission on the
Missouri river as a sand boat by the
Stewart Peck Sand company. The
boat, uihich is about lno feet long, is
of a type not common on the Missis
sippi river. The character of the Mis
souri river makes a steel hull much
more practicable than the wood hull.
After tying up here over night the
steamer departed south this morning
at S:30 o'clock.
HE ADVISES INCORPORATION
T. V. Powderly Says That Would
Strengthen Union Labor.
Indianapolis. Ind., May 16. T". V.
Powderly in an address today before
the Switchmen's Union of North Amer
ica convention urged the incorporation
of labor unions saying it would take
away from the opposition to unions its
strongest weapon the charge that un
ion labor is afraid of incorporation
and its resjonsibilif ies.
PLACES FOR ALL
Chairman Morton, of Woodmen
Committee, Talks of
HOTELS WILL HOUSE 5.000
Appeal tc Residents of Milwaukee to
Open Homes For at Least
Chairman G. E. Morton of the Wood;
men committee on hotel accommoda
tions calls upon the people of Milwau
kee to open their doors next June to
the visiting Woodmen.
"The hotels of our city," he says,
can not accommodate over S.ooo. The
camp for the uniformed foresters at
Lake Front park will provide for about
7.000 more. We expect from 60,0"0
to 70.000 people. How shall we take
care of them?" he bays in his appeal
to the citizens. "Probably cots will be
placed in some of the smaller public
halls, but this will le by private enter
prise and we can not depend upon it,
so it is apparent that there will be
many who will be in the city from two
to four days who will want at least
lodgings. While we do not ak anyone
to go to any extra expense, we will es
teem it a favor of those who can ac
commodate visitors next June will no
"A great many visitors will write
for accommodations in advance." f-ays
Mr. Morton, "but we hope to be able
to assign thousands of them to private
Will Care for AIL
The chairman of the committee on
hotel accommodations is exhausting
Lvery effort to furnish lodging for all
who attend the meeting of the head
camp in Milwaukee in June, and those
who write for accommodations will
undoubtedly be cared for in the bes-t
fusing to pay money orders drawn in
its favor. Judge Lochren dismissed
the bill of the plaintiffs on the ground
that the company was engaged in a
Doea II lie HimloriiH.
The company is classed by the dis
trict attorney's office as a "get-rich-quick"
concern of the first magnitude.
and one which is doing a gigantic busi
ness over the United States.
DECATUR HAS TWO
Old Members Contest For Places
Under the Civil Service
Decatur. 111.. May 16. Decatur has
two police forces today each headed
by a chief and each acting as guard
ians of the law. The city council last
night approved of the bonds of the new
force appointed by the newly elected
mayor. Accordingly the new men
went on duty today. The old men
declared the city last spring voted
the state police commission law into
force and they cannot be removed
without trial. They will resist in the
courts. Meantime both forces are
amicably patrolling the city.
GEMS GO TO UNIVERSITY
Stanford Jewels. Valued at $1,000,000,
Will Buy Books.
Stanford. University. Cal.. May 1C.
The corner stone of the $Xo0,oon libra
ry building at Stanford university was
laid yesterday with impressive cere
monies. A hilherto unpublished ad
dress to the students by the late Mrs.
Stanford was read. In it she makes
an unexpected endowment to be raised
by the sale of her private jewels.
which are estimated to be worth $1.-
OoO.OOO. The income from this fund
.Will bo sufficient to purchase about
30,000 volumes for the library each
Deaths at Quincy Home.
The following deaths were recorded
at the Soldiers' Home at Quincy dur
T. H. Rhodes. Company I. "nth Ohio
infantry, April 2. l'.ut.",.
William Morgan, Company A loth
Iowa infantry. April 6, lynii.
Charles I. Wickersham. Company K
Sth Pennsylvania cavalry, April 7.
Stephen Parry. Company C 14th Illi
nois infantry. April !. lSo5.
Joseph C. Shannon. Company I) 16th
Illinois infantry. April 1. on furlough.
Peter Krum. Company W 155th Illi
nois infantry. April 1?.. l!o.".
Charles Davis, Company I M'.uh Mis
souri infantry, April 15, 1H05.
Minnesota Senior Ousted.
Minneajolls, Minn.. May 16. Ed
ward C. O'Brien, managing editor of
the Gopher and a senior at the Univer
sity of Minnesota, has been expelled
by a unanimous vote of the faculty on
charges of misappropriating money.
Aged Man and Wife Die in Fire.
Winfield. Kans.. May 16. William
R-uchels and wife, near here, were
burned to death yesterday in a fire
from an exploding lamp, destroying
their home. Buchels was 10 years old
and his wife was Hs. The woman was
Boodlers Get New Trial.
Jefferson Ci.y. Mo.. May 16. Charles
E. Gutka and Charles K. Kelly, former
members of the St. Iuis house of dele
gates, were granted a new trial by the
supreme court today.
DISSOLVE SMALL COMPANIES
Distillery Combine Makes Move to Re
New York. May 16. A movement
which, it la said, eventually will result
in the dissolution of all the subsidiary
companies of the Distilling company
of America, about 90 in number, has
been begun in Jersey City. The Stan
dard Distilling and Distributing com
pany was dissolved yesterday by vote
of the stockholders. Levy Mayer, gen
eral counsel for the company, said
that the object of the dissolution was
to reduce the corporate taxes and ad
ministrative expenses. The Standard
company has assets of 27,ooo,oio, in
cluding the plant.
Selborne Welcomed to Cape Town.
Cape Town. May 16. Iord Selborne,
successor of Lord Milner as high com
missioner in South Africa, arrived he re
today and received an enthusiastic welcome.
HOCH WIFE MURDER
TRIAL NEARLY OVER
Chicago. May 10 The defense in
the trial of Johann Hoch, charged with
wife murder rested its case unlay. It
is expected a verdict will be reached
Expert Tells Beef Grand Jury
About Books of Aetna
HAS MADE IT CLOSE STUDY
All Those Who Have Dealings With
Concerns are Known Witness
es Under Bonds.
Chicago. May 16. Members of the
federal grand jury investigating the
beef industries yesterday learned all
the details of the manner in which of
ficials of the Aetna Trading company
kept their hooks. This company, it is
said, was the means by which the pack
ers supposed to form the beef trust
transacted their secret business.
National Hank Examiner St a reck,
who for nearly two months has been
studying over the books found in the
six trunks t;iken from the First Na
tional bank building safety vaults, has
completed his task and was before the
All StM'rrlH llaml.
Through these books found in the
trunks it is asserted the secret system
of the Aetna company has been reveal
ed and all persons connected with the
operation of the company are known.
The presence of Mr. Stareck in the
jury room and the placing of Mrs. Ir
vine A. Vant and Mrs. Richard V.
Hoes under $10,imn ltonds today gave
rise to rumors that the grand jury
is getting ready to return a large num
ber of indictments within a few days.
BAPTISTS OF NORTH
AND SOUTH MEET
Conference of Kind
War Begins at St.
St. Ixitis, May 16. The general Bap
tist convention participated in ny Bap
tists of the north and south marking
their first joint meeting since ante
bellum lays. began here today presid
ed over by E. W. Stevens, of Colum
bia, Mo. Today's session was prelim
inary in character. Gov. Folk deliver
ed the address of welcome.
MANY ACRES UNDER WATER
Damage Done to Lee County Farming
Lands by Flood.
Dixon, 111.. May 16. Twelve thous
and acres of the most fertile farm land
in Lee county is under water as a re
sult of the recent heavy rains. The
damage done is enormous.
CORNER IN CORN FOR
HAY BOOSTS PRICE
Chicago. May 16. Corn for May de
livery on the board of trade during the
current month is said to have been
cornered. As a result the price ad
vanced nearly three cents a bushel to
day to ."1 closing at
PIECE OF , CHINA?
Report From Tokio is Emphat
ically Denied at
Tokio, May 16. It Is reported Ger
many has dispatched a force of troops
and rxeupied Haichou in the southern
portion of the province or Shantung
wher they raised and saluted the Ger
man flag. Germany's object and inten
tions are not clear. It is feared any
changes in existing status quo of
China coupled with the recent In do
China incident may seriously compli
cate the, war bituation.
4 Mf-rinua y I I em.
Beriin, May 16. The foreign office
says the report that German troops
had occupied Haichou in Saigon penin
sula is wholly incorrect and Is one of
several reports designed to make it ap
pear Germany I attempting in Shan
tonk what Russia did in Manchuria.
Russia's Hopes Centered
Upon Fleet Abojt
DUE DURING SUMMER
Rojestvensky Has Not Ap
prised Home Government
St. Petersburg. May 16. The naval
game in the far east is watched with
intense interest but the admiralty is
able to throw but little light on the sit
uation. It gives no confirmation of
the Tokio report that Rojestvensky re
turned to Hong KiK'h bay. The Rus
sian admiral is keeping his movements
and plans secret noi communicating
even with the home authorities.
Many wild reports emanating from
Tokio are attributed to the agitated
stat' of mind of the Japanese over the
result of the coming battle. Many
naval men incline to the opinion that
Rojest venskl will pass out of China
sea into the Pacific through Balling
Tang channel north of the island of
Luzon. Philippine Islands, and give
Formosa a wide berth instead of sail
ing through the L'OO mile stretch of
the straits of Formosa in which the
Russians might be subject to a tor
Another IMllalon Itenriy.
Another division of reinforcement s
for Rojestvensky is almost ready at
Cronstadt and will start out under the
command of Rear Admiral I'arenago.
It will consist of two line battleships,
the Slava and Emperor Alexander II.
two cruisers, torpedo cruisers, gunboat,
transports and several minor units.
The division is now engaged in speed
trials and maneuvering off Cronstadt.
Slay Turn llie Seale.
The? appearance, of this reserve di
vision In the far east in the course of
the summer should hostile fleets suffer
equally in the coming battle Is counted
upon to give Russia the necessary de
cisive preponderance upon the sea.
The possession of this division naval
men believe may ultimately prove.
FIRST WET WORK OF THE
SEASON ON THE FARM
in Bad Condition for Cultivation
Grain and Pastures
A general summary of the weekly
crop bulletin for Illinois for the week
ending May UV shows that the rainfall
during the week has exceeded the need
of vegetation in some localities, and
farming operations have been greatly
hindered, especially in the northern
and the southern districts. In the
northern ami in portions of the cen
tral district the fall was torrential,
submerging many lowland fields.. Tho
week opened favorably, and much
planting and plowing were done, but
the latter part was showery, rendering
the soil too wet. for further work. The
average temperature was slightly above
normal, being highly favorable the mid
dle of the wet'k, where maxima of Xu
degrees and over obtained in all sec
tions. Some damage to gardens and
fruits ensued from high winds in the
central and northern districts.
Corn planting is mostly finished in
the central district, and many early
planted fields are up to a good stand.
The work has been greatly retarded in
the other sections, and un account, of
heavy rainfall in the northern district
considerable, ground that had been pre
paiV' must be refitted before planting.
S'N e oafs were damaged by bail and
floodjv"' in the northern district, but
otherwise the crop Is advanced favor
ably. Wheat and rye are heading out.
and the outlook for these crops is uni
formly promising, ('lover, timothy and
other grasses have made vigorous
growth. Clover Is showing blossom In
the southern district.
Strawberries are ripe, in the south
ern and are ripening fast in the cen
tral district. The prospects arc good
for blackberrU's. raspberries and
grapes. Apples, plums, jx-ars and cher
ries are generally promising, the fruit
j having set heavy.
iyjme potatoes nave reen worsen in
the southern district", elnewhere the
crop is very promising. Gardening is
nearly completed in the northern dis
trict; in other sections rapid growth
has been made.
Wiil Run to Peoria.
The Chicago & Alton railway has
made the announcement that within a
month the electric interurbau service,
which is now proving so popular and
profitable on the main line of that
road, vkill be extended to Peoria.