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VOL. LIV. NO. 203.
THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 1905.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Japanese Will Insist on
WITTE IS GLOOMY
Report Peace Plans Are Threat
ened With Snag De
nied. Tokio, June 14. A report of the Jap
anese minister at Washington telling
of his interviews with President
Roosevelt and announcing the propos
al that peace plenipotentiaries of Rus
sia and Japan meet in Paris and the
appointment of M. Nelidoff, Russian
ambassador to France Is the Russian
t hief plenipotentiary, was received to
day. Will Refuae to Meet at Pari.
Japan will refuse to have the meet
ing lake place in Paris because it is
the capital of Russia's ally and also on
account of the great distance from
Japan and the delay involved. It is
expected Japan will propose that the
plenipotentiaries meet at some point
close to the theater of war. The Jap
anese plenipotentiary has not yet beeu
Krplr A vralted.
Washington. June 14. Russia's for
mal response to Roosevelt's appeal
was communicated to the Japanese
government and a reply is hourly ex
pected. No Krar of Illicit.
Although there is no suggestion of
a serious hitch in negotiations made at
this moment, doubt is expressed in im
portant quarters whether the Russian
response is satisfactory to Japan.
M. WITTE GLOOMY IN
INTERVIEW GIVEN TO
St. Petersburg. June 14. The Slovo
this morning published a remarkably
sensational interview filled with the
ploomiest forebodings with M. Wltte,
president of the committee of minis
ters. He evidently spoke with the pro
found conviction that affairs of state
are going from bad to worse and un
der personal irritation produced by in
trigues which compel him to sit idle
during the present crisis.
Illwrk With I'rulmUm.
F.very word was black with pessim
ism. He made it clear that Foreign
Minister Lamsdorff, for on, opposed
his having anything to do with peace
negotiations. He emphatically denied
the report he is going abroad charged
with a mission in regard to negotia
tions for peace.
SEVEN SHIPS ARE "SUNK"
Forts Defending Washington Hold
Own Against Fleet.
Fort Hunt. Va.. June Several
ships of "the enemy" wer' ,ttk" yes
terday and last night in Virginia coast
waters in their attack upon the forts
defending Washington. The success
of the forts' part in the war game was
due largely to the efficiency of the
sixty inch searchlights. The forts
were not "damaged" by the return
fire of the warships.
FOR MILLIONAIRES" USE ONLY
Whisky. Evaporated from 265 to 30
Barrels, Ready in Kentucky.
Paris. Ky.. June 14. Two nundred
and sixty-five barrels of whiskey pur
chased by a Ikiston liquor firm 25
ears ago frvmi the G. G. White Dis
tilling company, and wbich has re
mained in their warehouses In Kast
Paris ever since, has beeu transferred
to new barrels, the owners having
procured a wholesale liquor dealer's
license. Only about 30 barrels are left
on account of evaporation. The whis
ky will be shipped east and sold only
to millionaires' clubs. It runs about
Arizona Lawyer a Suicide.
Tiu'sun. Aril.. June 14. Thomas Sat -
terwhite. a former attorney general of
Arizona committed suicide in las or
vesterdav bv shooting. He had
beeu' suffering with nervous prostra
tion. and lost money iu mining opera
MUST TAKE PHONES
OUT OF THEIR HOMES
Flora. Ind.. June 14. The national
conference of Old German Baptist
Brethren at its session here decided
that members should not permit the
use of the telephone In their Homes
and many members now using the tele
phone should have it removed from
Is Charge Made at Springfield
Rate Hearing Regard
AUDITOR OFFERS EVIDENCE
Denied That Reduction of 25 Per Cent
Was Offered in State in
Springfield, 111.. June 14. The Illi
nois shippers who are contesting for
lower freight rates before the railroad
and warehouse coirmission, yesterday
afternoon rested their case and the
railroads began offering evidence this
llaa Mere Evldeae.
Additional evidence to show over
capitalization of Illinois roads was in
troduced through Capt. Eubanks, chief
clerk in the office of the auditor's of
fice. It was shown that returns made
by railroads to the state board of equal
ization and railroad commission were
inconsistent. A tilt took place between
William Brown of the railroads and
Gen. Hamblin.when the former brought
up the matter of the report circulated
that the railroads had offered a 25 per
Not Offered In 1W2.
General Freight Agent Handblen, of
the Burlington, testified that he was a
member of the committee and that a
25 per cent reduction was not offered
the shippers in 1902.
MIDDIE FROM THIS
Louis L. Vertrees of Bushneil Meets
Death While Swimming from
Annapolis, Md June 14. Midship
man Louis L. Vertrees of Bushneil, 111.,
a member of the third class at the
naval academy, was drowned yester
day afternoon while swimming from
the cruiser Newark, upon which he
was stationed off Hackett's Point.
about seven miles above Annapolis.
Information was conveyed to the naval
academy by wireless telegraphy, the
only other detail given being that ef
forts were being made to recover the
body. Vertrees was 21 years of age.
90-CENT GAS FOR BOSTON
Combine Accepts Terms Made by the
People After a Hard Fight.
Boston, June 14. Ninety-cent gas
for greater Boston is made a certainty
on thf announcement at the state
house that the Host on Consolidated
Gas company has accepted the legisla
tive charter act passed last winter.
The corporation will combine all the
local companies. The reduction Ic
price is the result of a hard tight by
the people, which also forced the cap
italization of -the company down to
fl5.121.Guo from a sum three times as
great, which was the original plan.
GETS A SETBACK
Mayor Weaver Meets Rebuff at
Hands of Philadelphia
DELAY FOR HIS ORDINANCE
Excited Crowd Kept from Doing Vio
lence to Members By Squad of
Philadelphia. Pa., June 14. Amid
cries of "thieves" and "crooks" and
under the protection of a squad of po
lice, the committee on street railways
yesterday referred to the city solicitor
for his opinion as to the legality of
four bills repealing ordinances grant
ing street car companies the right to
use 110 miles of street to lay tracks
without the city receiving any compen
sation for the franchises.
Mayor Wrtver'i First Setkaek.
The meeting was in all respects as
sensational and stormy as that held
- the committee on finance some
eeks ago when the gas lease was un
der consideration. The "repealers'
were introduced at the instance of
Mayor Weaver and the action of the
committee is the first setback the may
r has receive since the inauguration
f the reform movement which began
ith the fight on the gas lease.
FAIRBANKS AT IOWA CITY
Addresses Graduating Class of the
Iowa City. Iowa. June 14. Before
i large audience Vice President Fair
banks delivered the annual commence
nent address at Iowa university today
n "The Spanish-American War. Its
Causes. Conduct and Effects." A large
tart of the address was a eulogy of
Strike Issues Pale Be
fore Charges of
DRISCOLL TELLS ALL
Payments to Labor Leaders to
Secure Peace He De
Chicago, June 14. The teamsters'
strike, according to the secretary of
one of the unions, seems to be taking
care of itself. Both the teamsters'
joint counsel and the Employers' asso
ciation are doing nothing. Meanwhile
deliveries were being made as if there
were no strike.
Strike I.MI Sight Of.
Chicago, June 14. The teamsters'
strike proper has almost been lost
sight of, the situation of both sides of
the controversy being occupied more
with the charges of bribery in con
nection with labor unions in Chicago
than with the real issue. Within the
next 24 hours, it is said, a history of
the secret transactions of the labor
unions in Chicago, for the past four
years will be made public, and that the
information will implicate many labor
leaders, who it is asserted have ac
cepted bribes to call off strikes. The
man who is expected to give this in
formation is John C. Driscoll, former
secretary of the coal team owners'
association, who has been intermedi
ary between the employers" and team
sters' unions in this city for the pass
lias Documentary Rvldeare.
Today Driscoll said that he would ap
pear before the grand jury with docu
mentary evidence showing that several
labor leaders have been receiving
large sums of money through Driscoll,
which it is declared by the latter, em
ployers were forced to pay to prevent
the employees being called out on
strike. To substantiate his statements
Driscoll displayed last night a bank
check book, the stubs on which he
said corresponded to the amounts paid
these labor leaders. The method used
by Driscoll according to his own state
ment was this:
Bribe A kr rebate S.sO.(HM.
An employers, or an organization of
employers affected by a strike or who
were likely to be. would ask him to
use his influence to bring about an ad
justment of the difficulty. The fees
according to Driscoll. paid to union
men, ranged from Slrto to thousands.
the aggregate being estimated by him
at $S0.0(0. Driscoll declares that he
never received a dollar of this money
for his efforts in averting trouble ex
cept from organizations of which he
Two Men Die in Chicago Hotel Either
From Accident or Suicide
Chicago, June 14. Two brothers,
Thomas and J. Ievean. who came here
from Detroit to take the places of
striking teamsters, were found asphyx
iated in a room in a small hotel today.
One of the men was dead and the oth
er will probably die. Gas had been
turned into the room occupied by the
men, but whether by accident or the
result of a suicide pact Is unknown.
JAMES PARR IS DEFEATED
World's Light Heavyweight Cham
pionship Won by Cuban.
Cleveland, June 14. Clarence Boul
din. "The Cuban," won the world's
light heavyweight wrestling champion
ship here last night, by defeating
James Parr, of Buffalo, "The English
man." In two well contested pin falls.
THREE PERSONS ARE KILLED
Twenty-Nine Injured in the Wreck of
Albion, 111.. June 14. Three persons
were killed and 29 injured in the wreck
of the eastbound passenger train on
the Southern railway at Golden Gate,
111.. 12 miles east of here, yesterday.
The train was a "cotton special," car
rying confederate veterans to the re
union at Ijuisville. Ky. While run
ning at a speed of 5 miles an hour,
the engine struck a spread rail on a
trestle, 20 feet high, and the engine
and four coaches were overturned and
fell to the bottom of the ravine.
Gen. Baird Dead.
Washington. June 14. Gen. Ansa
lorn Baird. U. S. A., retired, died today
near Relay, Md.
Tucumcari, N. M.. June 14. Mrs.
George Campbell, wife of a ranchman,
while insane today, with a rifle chasfcd
her husband from home. She then
killed her five children and ended her
own life by shooting.
NO MORE DIRECTORS
LEAVE THE BOARD
Equitable Officers Have Harmonious
Session Morton Elected a
New York. June 14. The executive
committee of the Equitable Life As
surance society met today with vice
president Hyde presiding and elected
Chairman Paul Morton a member of
the committee.'' There were no further
resignations from the board, nor were
the resignation of officers and direct
ors already tendered acted upon. Chair
man Morton said he would take no def
inite action to outline his policy of ad
ministration until he had received the
report of Superintendent Hendricks.
PREMIER OF GREECE
DIES OF HIS WOUND
Stabbing Fatal Deed in Revenge for
Stringent Measures Against
Athens, June 14. Theodore P. Del
yannis. premier of Greece, who was
assassinated by a professional gambler
named Gherakaris at the main entrance
of the chamber of deputies at 5 p. m.
yesterday, died within three hours after
the attack. The assassin, who was
arrested immediately, said he killed
Delyannis in revenge for the stringent
measures taken by the premier against
the gambling houses, all of which re
cently were closed.
JIG AND CLOG WILL BE
LEFT IN DANCE PROGRAM
Convention of Masters Decides That
They Are Among the Best Limb
Columbus. O.. June 14. If the plans
of the dancing masters of the country,
who are now in annual session here.
go through, and it is believed they will.
the old-time jig and clog, with a dash
of the waltz, will be a prominent fea
ture of all well-developed dance pro
grams in the country, from that of the
Hod Carriers' union to that of the most
ultra-refined set in Boston.
The jig and the clog, the masters
say, are the proper thing in developing
the limbs, in teaching grace with ac
tivity of motion, and all the other
things that the waltz has been doing
for centuries past, and from now on.
the "Jim Crow hop," the "Croppy-Lie-
down" and kindred dances will have
the official approval of the organiza
tion. STATE GRAIN DEALERS MEET
Association Convenes at Decatur and
Decatur. 111., June 14. The 12th an
nual meeting of the Illinois Grain
Dealers' association convened here
yesterday. About 250 members and
commission men from outside the
state are in attendance. Prof. E. M.
East of the University of Illinois
spoke on grain improvement and corn
breeding. H. A. Foss, board of trade
weighmaster, of Chicago, spoke on
"Weights In Chicago." and W. S. Cow
en. chief grain inspector at Chicago,
talked on "Grain Inspection,"
The following officers were elected
for the coming year: President,
George H. Hubbard of Mount Pulaski;
vice president, E. M. Wayne of Dele
van; trpasurer, H. I. Baldwin of De
catur. The association passed a resolution
thanking Gov. Deneen for the interest
he had taken in affairs pertaining to
the grain business. Peoria was chos
en as the next place of meeting.
PRAYS FOR UNION
Chaplain Makes Fervent Ap
peal at Confederate Vets'
Louisville, Ky., June 14 The 15th
annual convention of the United Con
federate Veterans assembled here to
day. The attendance exceeds expecta
tions. Preparations for the accommo
dations of old soldiers have been made
on a lavish scale. Chaplain General J.
William Jones in his invocation asked
that the blessing of Almighty God Je
scend on the president of the United
States and that he might be president
of this whole country and of every section.
Dalrymple, Scotch Ex
pert, Fears for City
TOO MUCH POLITICS
Gives Startling Views at Phila
delphia After Visit to
Philadelphia, Pa.. June 14. Coming
to this country an ardent advocate of
municipal ownership of street rail
roads, and at the special invitation of
Mayor Dunne of Chicago. James Dal
rymple of Glasgow says he has seen
enough to be convinced that municipal
ownership will never do in a republic,
and that it is one of the greatest dan
gers with which the people of this
country must contend.
Build t Machine.
"To put street railroads, gas works,
telephone companies, and kindred con
cerns under municipal ownership," he
said last night, "would he to create a
political machine in every large city
that would be simply impregnable.
These political machines are already
strong enough with their control of po
licement, firemen, and other officehold
ers. "If. in addition to this, they could
control thousands of men employed in
great public untility corporations, poli
tical machines would have power that
could not be overthrown. I came to
this country a firm believer in public
ownership and upon the special invita
tion of Mayor Dunne of Chicago to ad
vise him upon the Chicago situation.
What I have seen here, and I have stu
died the situation carefully, makes me
realize that private ownership under
proper conditions if far better for citi
zens of American cities.
Hum TuM Dunnf,
"I have so told Mayor Dunne. He is
disappointed, of course. I am not
sure that he agrees with me at all.
nevertheless, my investigation, not
alone of conditions in Chicago, but in
every great American city, has borne
upon me with finality that there is no
greater menace to your republic than
this idea of municipal ownership. Un
derstand me. I still believe in public
ownership of public utilities, but not
"In America I should advise all cities
to sell their franchises ujmmi the best
possible terms and protect the city by
drawing up short leases. With a short
lease the city will always bo in a po
sition to exercise a corrective influ
ence upon corporations if public rights
are absolutely disregarded. Short
leases should, of course, contain re
newal clauses, so as to protect stock
holders in corporations who would
know that their business would not be
interfered with as long as it was con
ducted with a proper view of giving
citizens service to which they are en
titled." CAN FIND NO CROP
Secretary Wilson Tells Cabinet He
Has No Evidence of Wrong
doing. Washington, June 14. Secretary Wil
son Informed the cabinet at the usual
Tuesday session yesterday that al
though he had made a strict and im
partial investigation into the charges
of leakage of advance information con
cerning crop reports he had been un
able to find any evidence sustaining
them. The Investigation is by no
Vandegrift Elected Captain.
Urbana, 111., June 14. Carl Vande
grift of Cantrill has been elected cap
tain of the Illinois baseball team for
19'(. Taylor and Brooks were oppos
ing candidates. Vandegrift played
third base and made an excellent rec
ord this season. He led the batters
most of the time. Kothgeb will be the
only player missing next year.
Post office Agent Indicted.
St. Louis, June 14. The federal
grand jury has Indicted Charles I.
Blanton, special agent to select post
office sites, and his brother in-law for
bribery. Charges of illegal work in
selecting sites in Missouri and Arkan
sas are made.
Young Corbett Wins.
Butte, Mont., June 11. Young Cor
bett knocked out Maurice Thompson
in the 10th round.
Foresters in Session.
Springfield. 111.. June 14 The state
convention of the Catholic Order of
Foresters is in session here.
TAKE A BAD GANG
Postoffice Inspectors Run Three
Forgers Down After a
CHANGE0 MONEY ORDERS
Work So Cleverly Done It Deceives
Banks Smoothest in the
Pittsburg. Pa.. June 14. Postoffice
inspectors last night arrested John M.
Reed. John Whitney and James Stew
art, of New York City. The charge
against the men is altering, raising
and forging United States postal mon
ey orders. The officials say that the
prisoners have operated in every part
of the United States and that the de
partment has been trying to run them
down for over a year.
Mont Daavriwuii of Kind.
They are said to be the smoothest
and most dangerous of the their kind
in the country. Their method has
been to secure a money order for 25
cents, and with the aid of chemicals
raise it to $75 or $100. Then taking
the raised order to a merchant would
purchase some article and get the
change. The work on the orders was
so cleverly done that many of them
were put through local banks without
IS AGROUND WITH
All Efforts to Float Monitor Puritan in
Potomac Unsuccessful for
Washington. June 14. The monitor
Puritan is reported to the navy depart
ment to be hard aground oft point
Lookout in the Potomac. She has on
board the Naval Reserves of the Dis
trict of Columbia. All efforts for two
days to float the ship so far have prov
OUSTED IN TRIBE TAX WAR
Hitchcock Dismisses Acting Agent
Who Refused to Enforce Law.
Washington. June 14. Secretary
Hitchcock has dismissed from the pub
lic; service Chief Clerk Wisdom of the
Muskogee Indian agency on the
charge that while acting as agent he
refused to obey the instructions of In
dian Inspector Wright in the matter of
the enforcement of the Creek tribal
tax law. Mr. Wisdom made the defense
that as acting agent he was not under
the same requirements as a regular
VICTIM OF A JOKE SUICIDES
Loss of Pay Checks Drives Aged Mil
waukeean to Suicide.
Milwaukee, June 14. Worry over
the loss of pay tickets intrusted to his
care by his employer, ami which were
taken as a joke, caused Charles
Schmidt, aged f5 years, to commit sui
cide by hanging himself.
EXPECT A BATTLE
Germans in China Believe Japan
Desires to Strike An
EASIER TO MAKE TERMS
Oyama Closing in Takes New Posi
tions Lone Russian Cruiser
Pekin. June 14. In German and oth
er circles here the prospects of iace
between Japan and Russia are consid
ered remote. It is supposed Japan In
tends to Inflict a final and crushing
blow upon the Russian army in Man
churia before considering any propo
sition for peace.
Jap I'uah A brad.
Gunshu Pass. June 14. The Japan
ese have forced the advance jkostH of
the Russian left beyond Kaoche river
and are occupying the heights north of
the river. A heavy force seems to be
behind this movement. Oyama is
ready for a general offensive move.
Saa lllagea Are Takea.
St. Petersburg, June 14. In a dis
patch to the emperor Gen. Unevitch
tays the Russians after the fight of
June 11 occupied the villages of Sy
fongtoy, Chilipou and Chakhedzi.
Vo I'lace to Mop.
Saigon. June 14. The Russian aux
iliary cruiser Kuhau anchored off Cape
Sr. James, near here, this morning.
The governor ordered her to depart
immediately and dispatched a French
warship to enforce neutrality.
Hoapltal Ship HeleaaeA.
Nagasaki. June 14. The Russian
hospital ship Kostromo which was cap
tured during the battle of the sea of
Japan, was released today and sailed
Swedish Workingmen in
PRESSURE ON RIKSDAG
Letter From King Oscar Con
tains Intimation of Favor
Stockholm. June 14. The attitude
of the laboring classes is likely to
prove a potent factor iu overcomiut,
any possible disposition on the part
of the section of the riksdag to suggest
the adoption of coercive measures to
wards Norway and iu influencing the
chamber in favor of accepting the dis
solution of the union of Norway and
Talk of Strike.
Swedish labor unions are daily tele
graphing to Norwegian unions saying
they will refuse to take up arms and
the social democratic part) has issued
a proclamation to the working classes
stating it is the firm decision of the
workingman not to respond to a call to
arms. It asserts they intend to go out
on strike over the whole country if the
riksdag should make such a call.
Chrlstiania. June 14. King Oscar's
long letter to the president of the Nor
wegian Storthing. M. Renter, defining
his position, as cabled to the Associat
ed Press, was yesterday read iu the
Storthing which was crowded at it
opening this morning, after the Whit
suntide recess. The document was re
ferred to the special committee, with
out comment and the Storthing ad
journed to await the committee's re
port. There was no demonstration
Heply Will He Short.
The Associated Press understands a
short reply will be sent reaffirming
the constitutional rights of the Storth
ing. The government of Norway and
members of the Storthing welcomed
the message, seeing in the last para
graph an indication that the king and
riksdag will probably confirm the dis
solution of the union after a reaffirm
ation of the contention that the union
could not be dissolved without the con
sent of Sweden and King Oscar.
DM Not Oterateu.
Stockholm. Sweden. June 14. King
I Oscar in a long and vigorously worded
letter to the president of the Norweg
ian storthing. M. Reiner declares tint
the accession of the oath of Norway's
king makes it the king's duty not to
pass over in silence the pronounce
ment of the Norwegian council of
state on the occasion of his majesty's
veto of the consular bill. The king
maintains that he did not overstep his
perogatlves under the constitution and
says that consideration tor the uniou
imposes on the king the duty of ex
ercising his constitutional rights.
NorweKlaaa Here Active.
Washington. June 14. Norwegian
residents of the United States have ap
pealed to the president formally to rec
ognize the new government of their
country. Senator Dolliver called on
the president today and presented to
him a memorial adopted by delegates
to the Norwegian musical festival re
cently held at Fort Dodge, la., urging
him to .recognize diplomatic and con
sular officers appointed by Norway.
Need Not Mettle It Nov.
If the president should assent to
this request It would mean the recogni
tion of the new government by the
United States. It may be several
weeks before a determination of the
question will have to be made.
Auctioneers to Organize.
Chicago. June 14. Auctioneers of all
the principal states are gathered In
Chicago In response to a call Issued
several months ago for the purpose of
organizing an international association.
One of the purposes of the new organ
ization will be to eliminate the license
fee and provide for the establishment
of examining boards in the different
' Illinois Undertakers Convene.
Springfield, 111.. June 14 The 25th
annual convention of the Undertakers'
association opened yesterday. Two
hundred delegates attended. Recom
mendations were presented for fur
ther and more comprehensive legisla
tion covering embalming and other
features of the business.
ALL DANGER FROM
FLOOD HAS PASSED
Hannibal. Mo.. June 14. All danger
from the flood is past, and the Missis
sippi river in falling. The levees have
held, but damage resulting from the
inundation of lowlands through levee
fissurei. has been heavy.