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,THE 'ARGUS, .THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1905.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
PRESIDENT HAS BACKING OF
IN EFFORTS TO BRING
Holds Center of World's
Stage During the
SECRETS WELL KEPT
Declaration of Armistice Will
be First Notification
Washington, June 8. Pending nego
tiations for the promotion of peace in
the far east have assumed within a
few hours an unexpectedly favorable
phase. White it might be too much to
say at this moment that peace is in
sight, in view of the delicacy of the
exchanges now in progress, it is cer
tain there is greater prospects new for
a successful termination of present ne
gotiations than there has been at any
time. .It can be said the result of Am
bassador Meyers' audience with the
czar yesterday was distinctly favor
able. St. Petersburg. June 8. President
Roosevelt, striving with excellent pros
pects of success to end the bloody war,
lu now the central figure on the world's
stage. One of the obstacles, it seems,
will be overcome, once both Japan
and Russia ever agree to accept his
good offices for the arrangement of
Arraniir Iralla l)lr-t.
The belligerents are expected to be
able to arrange peace terms direct.
The president is believed to share the
Emperor William view that the bellig
erents should be allowed to settle the
actual terms without outside interfer
ence. Evidence also exists that Roose
velt has secured the support of sev
eral continental powers and that at
the proper time they will appear at his
Fart Carefully ;ardd.
Exactly what is transpiring at Wash
ington is being carefully guarded. Dip
lomats here are still greatly at sea, not
being able to do more than venture a
shrewd guess and indulge in specula
tion. The interest with which moves on
the Washington chessboard are being
followed is evidenced by the manner
in which ambassadors and ministers
who learned of Ambassador Meyer's
audience with the czar yesterday flock
ed to the American embassy today in
search of information. But the situa
tion seems to be so delicate that the
ambassador is compelled to display the
most complete reserve.
Itepratl in Term.
If Japan proves moderate in her de
mands, peace seems at last to be close
ahead. An armistice probably will be
the first evidence the world will have
that the two powers have agreed to
Sr Krench A mi baundur.
Washington. June 8. M. Jusserand.
the French ambassador, had a half hour
conference with the president at the ex
ecutive offices today. At the close of
the interview the ambassador said he
could not discuss the object of his call,
and that if anything is to bo made
public it would have to come from the
Cilteat Iter I par red Dlapa token.
Washington. Juue s. Acting Secre
tary of State Ixwunis called on the
president immediately after the visit
of Jusserand. While he would admit
nothing as to the nature of his visit.
there is excellent reason for the state
ment he presented to the president the
deciphered cable dispatches from Am
bassador Meyer at St. Petersburg and
Ambassador Reid at London.
Motalaft- to Make Habile.
Loomis expressed the belief that
nothing would be made public here in
an official way today regarding peace
negotiations. He admitted the situa
tkn was delicate and indicated that as
a reason for not making public any de
o.noernlntr the negotiations in
Washington. June 8. Ambassador
Duraud called upon the president at
the White House this afternoon. Mm
ister Takahira is expected to call later
Kallawa t-'aatllr Cowaell.
St. Petersburg. June S. It now
transpires Ambassador Meyer's audi
ence with the emperor had been pre
ceded by a family council at Tsarskoe
Selo at which it is understood the de
cision was reached peace was desir
able if Japan's terms are not too on
erous. Aaulaer DUaatMtlatateat.
St. Petersburg. June 8. Ascension
day, one of the most important of the
Russian religious holidays, was not
marked by the appearance of the x-
EXPLOSION WRECKS PARIS, ILL, BANK;
BOOKKEEPER HUG A BROKEII ARM
Paris. 111., June S. The Edgar coun
ty National bank was wrecked by dyn
amite at 4 this morning. The charge
also demolished Bradshaw's jewelry
store and Wetzel's shoe store adjacent
to the bank. The vault was wrecked,
but the safe in which were the bank
HART'S TRIAL GOES
OVER TO NEXT TERM
Continuance Granted Because of Ab
sence of Material Witness
Joseph D. Hart, who is charged with
murdering James Poppis, a Greek, by
striking him on the head with a pick
handle, today through his attorneys
asked a continuance until the Sep
tember term of court and it was grant
ed him. The ground upon which the
motion for continuance was granted
was the absence of a material witness.
H. A. Weld appears for the defendant.
MUCH GRAFT AT MILWAUKEE
Twenty Supervisors and Others Impli
cated by a Confession.
Milwaukee. Wis.. June 8. Register
of Deeds Otto J. Seidel, Jr.. and ex
Supervisor Edward F. Strauss have
made confessions to the district attor
ney concerning "grafting." which they
said has been going on in the county
board for some years. Twenty or more
supervisors are implicated, as well as
a number of contractors and business
men. The confessions will be laid be
fore the grand jury about to convene,
and many indictments probably will
THE SHAH NEED NOT PAY
Court So Decides After
of Persia Balks.
Paris, June 8. A court has decided
that the shah of Persia cannot be com
pelled to pay the debts incurred in
France because he is a sovereign, and
herefore not amenable to French law.
ANOTHER IS SHORT
W. W. Karr, Disbursing Officer
at Smithsonian Institu
tion, in Trouble.
SUM OF $46,000 IS TAKEN
Confesses to Series of Peculations
Covering Period of 15
Washington, D. C. June 8. W. W.
Karr, disbursing officer of the national
museum, which is operated as a bu
reau in the Smithsonian institution.
was arrested yesterday on complaint
of Samuel P. Langley, secretary of the
institution, on a charge of embezzle
ment. Karr admitted his guilt and con
fessed to having stolen about $46,000.
His peculation, he said, was begun
about fifteen years ago.
No Mwaer to 1'ajr Hllla.
Last Monday, when bills against the
national museum were received by the
Smithsonian institution, it was found
that there was no money in the treas
ury to a particular account out of
which these bills could be uaid. Offi
cers of the institution we're astonished
over this condition, as they had sup
posed there was a credit of $50,000 to
the fund in Question. An investigation
was made and Karr confessed.
Had -No C'aafederatra.
It is said by associates of Karr that,
as far as known, he had no bad habits.
and had made no expenditures beyond
his means. In his confession he said
he did not know what became of the
money, and that nobody else was im
plicated in his peculations. Karr is 52
years old and has a wife and four
Iected manifesto on the subject of a
laaera ( Toae.
There is a significant change in the
toue of the Russian newspapers like
the Novoe Vremya, which never here
tofore have even admitted the possil.il
ity of the conclusion of hostilities un
til Russia had recovered her military
prestige by victory. Today the papers
discuss calmly the advisability of end
ing the war if Japan's terms are rea
senable. The payment of a big indem
nity would be too humiliating. The
Novoe Vremya says bluntly if Japan
asks too much it will pay Russia to
prolong the contest indefinitely.
funds is intact.
A strange circumstance is that Wal
ter Juntenen, bookkeeper of the bank,
has a broken arm. which he says was
caused by a brick flying into his win
dow across the square from the explo
sion. PORTLAND FAIR TO
Joaquin Miller Declines Exclusive Hon
ors, So They Are Made
Portland, Ore.. June S. Saturday
July 15. has been set for Joaquin Mil
ler day at the Lewis and Clark exposi
ton, though Mr. Miller himself, in a let
ter to the department of special events,
insists that it be called "poets' day."
and that all poets be invited. Invita
tions will be sent to all poets of rec
ognized worth, particularly those in
the west. In his letter the veteran
poet of the Sierras says: "I have tried
on the halo which you have fashioned
or me. and it doesn't fit. I am not en
titled to first place, except by right of
antiquity. There are many poets
most of them poets of promise as yet
but let us get them all together; it
will help all around, and harm no one."
Mr. Miller has promised to be present
The 15th of July will be the culmina
tion of "western authors' week," during
which a notable gathering of western
writers in various lines is expected at
the exposition. One of those specially
invited is Edwin Markham. who was
born at Oregon City, only 12 miles from
the exposition site. Mr. Markham now
resides at Westerleigh. Long Island,
X. Y. The west has many writers
poets, novelists, short story writers and
authors of notable books in various
fields of literature and now for the
first time is afforded an opportunity
for them to meet and become acquaint
ed. No exposition ever has given such
recognition to the makers of litera
ture. Commenting upon the designa
tion of a day for Joaquin Miller, the
San Francisco Call says editorially:'
"The officers of the Lewis and Clark
exposition at Portland have struck out
something original by dedicating one
day of the exposition to Joaquin Miller.
He gave the state of Oregon its sobri
quet, 'The Emerald Land,' from which
it has come to be known as 'The Emer
ald State, and his fame is closely con
nected with Oregon, where his career
began. He is a native of Indiana, and
was taken to Oregon by his parents,
when a child, over the old Oregon trail,
on which so many traveled and so
many perished. The honor proposed
for him is also a conspicuous recogni
tion of literature. Joaquin Miller is
part of the pioneer history of Oregon,
and he is a citizen of the republic of
letters. The state sets the pace for
its elders in the treatment of literary
genius, and the effect upon other com
monwealths will be watched with in
Joaquin Miller now lives in a home
he has built on "The Heights." at Di
mond. Cal., the identical point where
John C. Fremont, the pathfinder, first
gazed upon the glorious Golden Gate.
His first home in Oregon was near the
town of Eugene, in the Willamette val
ley, where one of his brothers still re
sides. Later, Joaquin Miller lived at
Canyon City, in eastern Oregon, where
he was a pioneer county judge. Hut
poems breathe the aroma of the vast
fir forests of Oregon, and glow with the
gleam of the snow-clad peaks in that
state and California. By general ac
claim he is the dean of western iets,
and undoubtedly he has achieved a
wider fame than any other living writ
er on the Pacific coast.
TIMBERS IN TUNNEL BURN
Traffic Between Denver and Salt Lake
City Tied Up.
Denver, Colo., June 8. Fire has
broken, out in the timbers of the Den
ver & Rio Grande tunnel at Ruby, 24
miles west of Grand Junction, and tem
porarily tied up traffic between Denver
and Salt Iake City. The tunnel is 5S0
Prices Sent Up.
Loudon. June 8. Prices on the stock
exchange advanced sharply on news o!
RUSSIAN LOSSES AT
SEA ARE INCREASED
Gunsbu Pass, June 8. According to
reports received by Linevitch from
naval officers, the losses of Rojestven-
sky's fleet were from 9,000 to 10,000
officers and men killed or drowned and
about 5,000 prisoners.
ANARCHIST REACHES FOR GUN TO
KILL VICE PRESIDENT FAIRBANKS
Presence of Detectives Prevents an Assassination
at Flint, Mich. Deed Attempted on
Crowded Speakers' Platform.
Flint. Mich., June 8. James McCon
nell, 32 years of age. and living near
Flint made an unsuccessful attempt to
kill Vice President Fairbanks yester
day afternoon after the vice president
had finished an address to an immense
crowd at the celebration of the city's
golden jubilee and the laying of the
corner stone of the new federal build
Reached fr Run.
McConnell forced his way through
the crowd up to the speaker's side, but
as he reached in his hip pocket for a
revolver, three Detroit detectives
pounced upon him and quickly snapped
on handcuffs. He was removed to a
The attempt to kill the vice presi
dent was witnessed by a crowd which
filled every available inch of standing
room about the platform, and cries of
FLOOD IS WORSE
Grand River Still Rising at Grand
Rapids, But Falling
HUNDRED CONCERNS CLOSED
6,000 Men Out of Employment Dam
age Done to Buildings in Flood
Grand Rapids, Mich., June 8. Grand
river is still steadily rising here. The
only encouraging news conies from up
river points, where the water is re
ported to be stationary or falling.
.(MM Out or Work.
About 100 concerns are closed today
because of the flood- Six thousand
men are out of employment. As yet.
however, the damage to buildings is
not great. In the business districts on
ly Front street on the west side and
North Canal street on the east side are
Train ThrouitV I!rilge.
Cumberlin, Wis., June 8. A freight
train on the Soo road broke through
a bridge west of Barron. Two brake
men and a fireman were injured. All
wagon bridges in the vicinity are
washed out. Ridgland reports Assem
blyman Scott's flour mill at Prairie
Farm washed away by the flood.
LOST WITH CREW
Explosions Occur on Practice Trip off
Plymouth, England Fourteen
Plymouth, Eng., June 8. Submarine
boat "A 8" was lost off the breakwa
ter this morning while proceeding to
sea for practice. Three explosions are
said to have occurred on board before
Of 18 officers and men, including her
regular crew and men who were in
training, 14 drowned. The others were
The explosions are believed to have
been caused by the escape of gasoline.
OLD BALL PLAYER INSANE
"Pete" Browning Afflicted as Result of
Accident Years Ago.
Louisville, Ky., June 8. Louis
tPete) Browning, formerly one of the
greatest ball players in America, was
today committed to the insane asylum.
Some time during the latter part of his
baseball career he was struck on the
head with a pitched ball. To this in
jury is attributed his insanity.
Girl, Aged 12, Dies of Fright.
Elm Grove, 111., June 8. Lillian
Long, aged 12. died last night of con
vulsions brought on by being fright
ened a week ago when a large dog
sprang at her.
Editors Convene at Oklahoma.
Guthrie. Okla., June 8. The 20th an
nual convention of the National Edito
rial association convened here yester
day afternoon, with 787 delegates pres
ent. Tonight there was a reception
Bar Tobacco and Intoxicants.
Philadelphia. Pa.. June 8. Dr. Har
riet S. French at the annual meeting
of the W. C. T. U. declared no user of
tobacco or intoxicants should be al
lowed to teach the young. A resolu
tion to this effect was passed.
Wife Murderer Must Hang.
Peoria, 111.. June 8. The supreme
court has refused the application of
the attorneys for Otis Bolts, under sen
tence of death for wife murder, for a
supersedeas. Botts strangled his wife
to death with a hair ribbon on Jan. 5.
"Lynch him! Lynch him!" were heard
as McConnell, fighting desperately,
was carried to a patrol wagon.
Even then the anger of the assem
blage could not be quieted, for several
infuriated citizens followed the wagon
to the station, where McConnell.
trembling like a leaf, begged the pa
trolmen to protect him from the mob.
Wan -Not DUturhetl.
Vice President Fairbanks was not
disturbed by the attempt on his life.
He was accorded an unusual demon
stration by the people.
McConnell's pockets were filled with
anarchist literature, and ho boasted
that some day he would accomplish his
purpose and successfully dispose of a
man he asserted was an enemy to or
Vice President Fairbanks left for
the east last night.
NEW SCANDAL UP
Disclosure Involving $10,000,
000 Promised Equita
HYDE AND ALEXANDER IN IT
Warm Session of Board Results
Resignation of Three More
New York. June 8. Alvin V. Kroch
president of the -Equitable Trust com
pany and director of the Hquitable Life
Assurance society, said today there was
absolutely no truth in the story to the
effect that at yesterday's meeting of
the directors of the Equitable it was
intimated that the report of the state
superintendent of insurance would
show a new impropriety involving $10,-
New York, June 8. That a new dis
closure in the Equitable scandal over
shadowing in importance all others and
involving something like $10,000,000
soon will be made by State Superin
tendent of Insurance Francis Hen
dricks, was stated yesterday by one of
the society's directors at an adjourned
meeting of the hoard called to elect a
chairman and reorganize the society's
This statement threw the loard into
a state of consternation. President
James V. Alexander and Vice Presi
dent James Hazen Hyde are concerned
in the new scandal.
Superintendent Hendricks, it is said,
had run on to evidences of questionable
transactions in his investigation.
Yesterday's meeting of the board
scarcely was less interesting in detail
than the stormy one last Friday. There
were hot personal encounters again,
and three more members of the board
resigned. They are Robert T. Lincoln
Joseph T. Low and Marvin Hughitt.
EIGHT COUPLES WED AT ONCE
Five Per Cent of 350 Denizens of Little
Chute, Wis., Combine.
Appleton, Wis., June 8. Five per
cent of the population of Little Chute
will be married next Tuesday after
noon and evening, and the 350 Hol
landers of the village already have
plans for a gala day.
Sixteen young people of the village
have yielded to the machination of
cupid. and all will be wed within a
period of six hours. Merchants and ci
tizens generally will join in a mam
The four village dance halls have
been engaged and temporary pavilions
will be erected. Hollanders from over
the eastern section of the state will be
MINE OWNERS CALL MEETING
May Break Agreement With Illinois
Union as Result of New Law.
Springfield, III., June 8. The declara
tion of the United Mine Workers of
Illinois that they proposed to stand by
the new "shot firer's" law caused offi
cers of the Illinois Coal Operators' as
sociation to Issue a call for a meeting
here June 20 to consider the abroga
tion of the contract between the miners
land operators. The mine owners are
opposed to the law because Its enrorce-
ment will entail an additional expense.
Under the agreement each miner must
fire his own shots.
SIXTEEN HURT AT
Inverness, June 8. An explosion oc-
curred at the Inverness coal mine to -
day. Sixteen persons are reported in-
KING OSCAR REFUSES TO
TEST TRAIN MAKES
HEW TIME RECORD
Fort Wayne. Ind.. June S. A test
train on the Pennsylvania railroad to
day made a record run from Chicago
here. One hundred and forty-nine
miles were covered in 12tt minutes.
A SEVERE BLOW FOR
F. AUGUSTUS HEINZE
Montana Supreme Court Renders Deci
sion That May Put Him Oui of
Helena. Mont.. June S. The supremo
court has denieti aa application for a
writ of supervisory control as sought
by F. Augustus Heinze. His attorneys
stated in the argument if the writ were
not granted Judge Borquin of Butte,
would strike out Heinze's answer in
the suit involving $3,500,000 and ren
der judgment against him for the full
amount, thus effectually putting him
out of business.
DEATH FROM SEVERE BURNS
George Johnston Fails to Recover from
George Johnson, a young man living
near Coal Town died this morning
from burns received Monday, while
burning corn stalks on his father's
farm. When his clothes caught fire,
he did not have the presence of mind
to use the best methods in extinguish
ing them. but. started to run. which
fanned the flames until he was severe
Railroad Man Promoted.
J. E. Murphy, engineer in charge of
the maintenance of way on the Gales
burg division of the Burlington road,
has been promoted to a place in the
office of Chief Engineer Breckinridge,
at Chicago. His successor has not
House Elects Committee Chairman.
London. June S. James William
Ijowther (conservative, deputy speak
er of the committees, was unanimously
elected speaker of the house commit
tees in succession to William Court
Guilly. who recently resigned.
REACH NO TERMS
Another Conference to Settle
MEN YIELD NO POINTS
Employers Flatly Refuse to Consider
Propositions They Ad
vance. Chicago, June 8. Peace in the team
sters strike is as far off as ever. The
railway express companies are still
firm, and policemen and deputy sher
iffs will not be withdrawn from trucks
and wagons, if the Employers' associa
tion can prevent their withdrawal.
Shea la t'arol.
President Shea neems to be in full
control of the teamsters again. He is
expecting $22,000 to be contributed for
strike benefits, and this, he says, will
keep the strike alive for at least two
or three more weeks. Plans are said to
have been matured by the teamsters to
continue the strike "all winter."
Chicago. 111., June 8. After a con
ference lasting five hours between the
Employers' association and the team
sters' committee having full power to
settle the strike, all negotiations were
declared off at 9 o'clock last night, and
there is no immediate probability of a
The union submitted a number of
propositions which the employers flatly
refused to consider at all. Among
That if the strike is declared off all
police and deputy sheriffs now protect
ing non-union men should be with
drawn. That the business houses refuse to
receive from or deliver to express com
panies any merchandise.
That all the strikers be given posi
tions before any new non-union men
Beef Hearing Goes On.
Chicago. June 8. The "beef trust
Investigation by the federal grand jury
Is to be prosecuted to the end. After
two weeks of uncertainty, during which
time the government prosecutors have
been In Washington, instructions were
1 received yesterday from United States
District Attorney Morrison that the
inquiry should continue.
Declines Audience With
Delegation Sent From
REVOLUTION GOES ON
Army is Ordered to Render
Allegiance to the New
Christiania, June 8. The Norwegian
flag will be hoisted throughout the
country at 10 a. m. tomorrow.
Stockholm, June 8. King Oscar has
refused to receive the deputation that
applied to present him with the Nor
wegian storthing's address.
Tet of llrply.
The request that the king receive
the deputation was sent by the presi
dent of the storthing, Berner. who re
ceived a telegram reading as follows:
"As 1 recognize the revolutionary
steps which the storthing, in violation
of the constitution and act of the union
and in revolt against its king, has un
fortunately taken, I decline to receive
The king is receiving telegrams ex
pressing sympathy and devotion from
all parts of the kingdom.
l'rM-eel With Hrraalsatia.
Christiania. June X. The council of
state is proceeding with the reorgan
ization of the government in the man
ner indicated in the program prepared
before the final step was taken by
which yesterday's ieaeeful revolution
The department of national defense
has issued a decree to the army indi
cating it must comply with the new
conditions, rendering allegiance to
those now conducting the government.
The council resolved to eliminate the
emblems of union from the war flag
ENQUIST ORDERED TO STAY
Czar Puts Russian Ships at Disposition
of U. S. Government.
Manila, June 8. Rear Admiral En
tiuist received at 4 o'clock this morn
ing the following from St. Petersburg:
"Remain at Manila, at the disposi
tion of the American government. Ef
fect repairs as much as possible.
Gov. Wright has requested IUar Ad
miral Train to arrange for the disposi
tion of the Russian warships and their
officers and crews.
ALFONSO REVIEWS TROOPS
Wears Uniform of British General at
London, June 8. King Alfonso wear
ing the uniform of a British general
and King Edward in a Held marshal's
uniform, accompanied by Queen Alex
andra, the prince of Wales, duke ot
Connaught and the priucess, today re
viewed the troops at Aldershot. Al
fonso was greeted everywhere enthusi
astically. . a : r m
INVITES THE STATE SENATE
Charles Hughes Asks Colleagues to
be His Guests Near Dixon.
Dixon. 111.. June 8. Gov. Deneen and
most of the members of the state sen
ate have accepted an invitation of Sen
ator Charles Hughes for a two days'
outing at Hazel Wood, near this city.
The invitations are marked "special
session." and it la intended to- have
the gathering June 21 and 22. Senator
Hughes says th'ire is no politics in the
event, as all factions and parties will
ROOSEVELT AS PRIVATE PARTY
Will Avoid Awkward Meetina With
Miles by Going to Harvard as Such.
Boston, June H. President Roose
velt has Informed Governor Douglas
that he wishes no official reception on
visiting this tate to attend the Har
vard corn men cement, as he will come
aa a private citizen. In thin way an
embarrassing situation will be avoided
as should the president visit Massa
chusetts in his official capacity the gov
ernor would be compelled to detail
lieutenant General Miles as one of the
chief members of his staff to greet the
Succeeds Pinckney in Congress.
Houston. Tex., June 8. John M.
Moore of Richmond county, democrat
ic nominee, has been elecied to con
gress from the eighth district in the
special election in succession to the
late John M. Pinckney. who was killed
April 24 during a riot at a prohibition
I mass meeting at Hempstead.