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VOL. LIV. XO. 210
Anxious to Defeat Line
vitch Again Before
HAKE BETTER TERMS
Oyama Conceded at St. Peters
burg to Have Better
St. Petersburg. June 20. The only
hope fur an armistice 'pending the
meeting of the peace plenipotentiaries
6eeLas to rest with President Roose
velt, and even that is considered slen
der. So far as known the president
has not taken a positive step in this
The impression here continues
strong that Japan only with great reluc
tance could be induced to forego the
advantages of her strategic position
which, despite official advices from the
front, is regarded as being altogether
favorable to Oyama, and agree to a
suspension of hostilities for at least
eix weeks, during which time thous
ands of reinforcements would reach
Linevitch and Vladivostok would be
Mrengthened with munitions and sup
plies to withstand a siege.
Indeed, it is suggested. Japan delib
erately planned to postpone the meet
ing long enough to give Oyama a
chauce to- administer to the Russians
a tresh defeat on land in order to rob
the war party in Russia of their last
card and to facilitate acquiescence to
Considering the situation, therefore.
Roosevelt's triumph will be all the
greater if he could now succeed in
crowning his work by an agreement
which would at least prevent another
bloody battle (tending a show of hands
Kofdaad Off era JSm Advice.
At the British embassy the Associa
ted Press was informed Great Britain
had not offered Japan any advice on
the subject. Brig. Gen. Barry and his
colleagues, in view of the prospects of
a general engagement, are hastening
their round of official visits in order
to get to the front in time to witness
something of the fighting.
Date Filed for An-. 1.
St. Petersburg. June 20. Russia, the
Associated Press is officially informed,
finds no objection to Aug. 1. as sug
gested by Japan, for the date of the
meeting of the plenipotentiaries, and
instructions will be sent Ambassador
Cassini to accept it.
Have Mat Iliaeuaaed Arialallee.
In spite of dispatches from Washing
ton indicating a possibility that Cassini
and .Minister Takahira may sign a tem
porary armistice before the end of the
week, the foreign office declares posi
tively there has been no official ex
change on the subject. Indeed, accord
ing to the view expressed by the for
eign office's mouthpiece, there is not
much expectation that a suspension of
hostilities can be arranged.
St. Petersburg, June 20. Novoe
Vreruya today printed a dispatch from
Ixmdou in which its correspondent de
clared he was in possession of informa
tion to the effect that the British were
advising Japan against a conclusion of
an armistice. 'Russia," the dispatch
added, "is not considered to be suffi
"Great Britain hopes that Oyama will
succeed in destroying Unevitch's ar
my and thus relieve her nightmare that
the army may later be shifted to the
borders of Afghanistan for operation
I'eaee lelea.alia StMta fa Kail.
Tokio, June 20. Discussion of the
meeting of jeace plenipotentiaries con
tinues through Washington with indi
cations of an early completion of de
tails. It is thought to be possible to
complete details, appoint plenipoten
tiaries and organize a staff of assist
ants in time for them to sail June 30
from Yokohama for Vancouver, B. C.
In the meantime military activities
will continue. Important developments
in various directions are expected
Washington. June 20. Japanese
Minister Takahira left Washington
this morning for Tufts college. Mass..
to deliver an address. He will proba
bly return to Washington Friday. In
the absence of the president for the
next few days no developments in nego
tiations are expected.
Drops Dead of Apoplexy.
Boone. Iowa. June- 20. Franc
Champlin, president of the City bank,
and a widely known member of the
Order of Railway Conductors, dropped
dead of apoplexy today.
WALLACE TO QUIT?
Reported He Intends Resigning
as Chief Engineer on
ON WAY TO WASHINGTON
Dissatisfied With Limitations Placed
Upon His Control of Oper
ations. Colon, June 20. It is believed in offi
cial circles here that John F. Wallace,
chief engineer of the Panama canal
zone, who sailed for the United States
June 1G, will tender his resignation to
Secretary Taft on his arrival in Wash
ington. The fact that Mr. Wallace is
accompanied by his wife and two sec
retaries seems to lend credence to the
When Mr. Wallace sailed it was pub
licly announced that he was going home
by order of Secretary Taft for the pur
pose of a consultation on Important
matters, and that he was not likely to
return to the isthmus until his annual
report had been written and he had
secured a short rest.
Say He Will Nat Return.
Since his departure, however, it hss
been said by men high in affairs that
he would confer with Secretary Taft
on the subject of his resignation aod
would never return as chief engineer.
Shortly before he sailed Mr. Wallace
was the recipient of a memorial from
the heads of departments on behalf of
the canal employes, expressing their
deep appreciation of the benefits re
sulting from the new schedule of hours
and wages, and from the betterment in
the general welfare of all connec'cd
with the work on the canal
Helleie Difficult? Caa Be Smoothed.
Washington. D. C. June 20. While
there have been unofficial reports that
John F. Wallace, chief engineer of the
Panama canal, was dissatisfied with
the extent of the control he has over
the work of building the waterway. the
authorities here have discredited the
rumors that he would resign. No doubt
exists that Mr. Wallace is coming here
to have a straight talk with the presi
dent and secretary of war. but it is
believed that the differences which ex
ist can be settled satisfactorily.
War Iepnrtmeat la Hark.
Washington. June 20. The war de
partment has no information as to the
purpose of the return of Chief Engineer
Wallace from the isthmian canal zone.
Wallace cabled Secretary Taft asking
permission to come, saying his return
was of the utmost importance.
FAMILY AT RACE
Leaders -of London Society Make a
Brilliant Showing at Ascot
Londou. June 20. The king, queen.
Prince of Wales and most leaders of
society attended the Ascot race meet
ing today. The royal procession with
the house party at Windsor castle con
sisted of eight carriages preceded by
scarlet-liveried outriders with postil
ions in the Ascot race livery of dark
blue and gold. The course was reach
ed in a drizzling rain, but an immense
crowd gathered to welcome the royal
Ambassador Reid and staff of the
American embassy went from London
to Ascot in automobiles. Many Ameri
cans are staying in the vicinity.
Important Annual Meeting
phone Men Opens
Chicago, June 20. The ninth annual
convention of the National Interstate
Independent Telephone association
opened here today aui will continue
until Thursday. Delegates will en
deavor to effect a strong central or
ganization. which will result in com
plete harmony, extending throughout
the entire independent system.
AUTO COLLIDES WITH WAGON
Three Probably Fatally Injured in Ac
cident on Coast.
Portland, Ore.. June 20. Early today
an automobile containing four persons
crashed into a wood wagon. 12 miles
east of the city. F. R. Allen and two
women were perhaps fatally injured
and the driver of the wood wagon bad
Washington. June 20. Ciarenc
Meeser was removed today by Presi
dent Roosevelt as deputy collector of
internal revenue at Philadelphia. Mee
er was involved in the Salter electior
Swedish Papers Advocate
Use of Force Against
But Fully Determined to Carry
Out the Original
Christiana, June 20. The address to
King Oscar and the riksdag and the
Swedish people generally adopted by
the storthing yesterday, in reply to the
long letter which the king sent June 13
to the president of the storthing, M.
Berner, is of a conciliatory character.
At the same time, however, it indi
cates the unalterable determination
of the storthing to adhere to the action
taken in dissolving the union with
Sweden, and asks the people of Swed
en to cooperate with the storthing in
contributing to the peaceful carrying
through of the dissolution of the union
and the safeguarding of the friendship
and concord of the two peoples.
Stockholm, June 20. The Swedish
conservative papers now openly advo
cate war. They urge mobilization of
the troops and demand the cession of
northern Norway as compensation to
the Swedish people for the dissolution
of the union.
Stockholm. June 20. The sessions of
both chambers of the riksdag opened
today. There was no undue excite
ment, but large crowds gathered in
front of the parliament building, show
ing keen public interest was taken in
the outcome of the session.
Proposes a War Out.
Stockholm, June 20. The council ot
state at a meeting today adopted a
proposition which will be presented to
the riksdag tomorrow. According to
the best information the proposition
asks the riksdag for authority to enter
into negotiations with Norway in order
to establish a basis for a dissolution on
which both countries can mutually
agree and amicable relations between
the two countries be maintained.
MILWAUKEE STOPS BUSINESS TO ENTERTAIN WOODMEN
Thousands of Members of Society Take Possession of the City. Occupying All Available Hotels
Milwaukee, Wis.. June 19. (Special
Correspondence.) Nearly 50,000 visi
tors. Modern Woodmen of. America,
members of their respective families
and their friends are now in absolute
and undisputed possession of Milwau
kee, having captured the Cream city
in a bloodless, but high temperature
assault. With many thousands more
to come, not only is every possible ho
tel accommodation occupied, but hun
dreds of citizens have found their kind
offers of hospitality accepted, and Camp
Hawes, three miles from the conven
tion hall, delightfully situated near
cool Lake Michigan, is filled with 5,0oo
uniformed foresters who are daily vis
ited by thousands.
More than 20,000 Woodmen, their
families and friends had arrived when
trains last night brought other crowds.
and the host was multiplied by today's
inpouring from trains and big lake
steamers from oints in Illinois and
City Ksteada iilad Hand.
The city of Milwaukee, officially,
through its mayor, David S. Rose, and
otherwise, has extended the glad hand
of welcome to no other national con
vention more gladly. Everywhere one
observes the proud colors of the Mod
ern Woodmen of America and the em
blematic ax, beetle and wedge In pro
fusion. Every business house and
thousands of private residences have
been decorated with bunting and
streamers, and every street has been
adorned with huge banners of welcome.
Bands from nearly every state in the
union are here, constantly parading the
streets which teem with throngs in
holiday attire and filled with the gala
It is the first time In the history of
the Modern Woodmen of America that
i great city has laid aside all other of
ficial business to entertain them roy
ally and to the exclusion, practically, of
ill things else. Yet this is precisely
what has transpired here. From the
arrival of the advance guard last week
when official headquarters were estab
lished at the Hotel Pfister, one of the
most richly appointed hotels in the
United States. Mayor Rose ha3 devoted
nearly every hour of his time to the in
terests of the society, giving all pos
THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, JUNE
TO THE EXTENT
Philadelphia. June 20. The Philadel
phia stock exchange sent notice to its
members today warning them against
negotiating stock certificates bearing
the name of Benjamin H. Gaskill &
.Co. Back of this is said to be a sen
sational story of forgery and raising
of certificates involving hundreds of
thousands of dollars.
Broker Made UUcuvery.
The discovery of irregularity was
made by Miller & Co., bankers brok
ers. Benjamin II. Gaskill, the senior
member, died throe weeks ago. One of
his customers transferred his account
to Miller & Co., and in the account
was a certificate of shares of the Penn
sylvania Traction company worth
about flO.Ouo. It subsequently devel
oped the certificate had been raised
from one share.
Maajr Other C'naea.
The discovery created a sensation in
financial circles, as It is reported
many spurious transactions of the same
sort have been made. One bank is
said to have loaned $223. 0d0 on raised
HAD PROMISED NOT
TO REPEAT OFFENSE
Therefore Sinking of British Ship By
Russia Is Looked Upon Seri
ously. Loudon. June 2. Premier Balfour
replying to a question in the house of
commons today said correspondence
with the Russian government was nn
ceeding in regard to the sinking of the
British ship St. Kilda. The government
took a very serious view of the matter
because it has received most specific
assurances no such action would aeain
SHOOTS A NEGRO
Nashville, Tenn., June 20 Simon
Ford, a negro who assaulted a white
woman near Riverside, was taken from
jail at Hohenwald by -a mob and shot
to death. Ford admitted his guilt.
Old Postmaster Dead.
Des Moines. Iowa, June 20. Nathan
O. Roosa." of Border Plains, the oldest
postmaster in Iowa, is dead. He had
served as jost master from Lincoln to
Roosevelt, W years.
and Lodging Houses Business of the
sible assistance to arrangements for
state headquarters, roeeption and hos
pices for delegates, their friends and
Much Preliminary llnnlnoon.
Though the actual owning of the
convention of the Modern Woodmen
of America will not open till tomorrow,
much preliminary work has been done.
The local camp clerks' convention, now
in session, has taken up several per
plexing problems, including the liquor
inhibition, a plan to give state rights
to the Pacific coast, the collection of
assessments and relating. Tonight
delegates to the general head camp
will hold caucuses concluding a day of
receptions and steamer excursions on
the lake. ;
The electioji of the local camp clerks
resulted in the unanimous selection of
F. II. Norling, of Kansas City, the cau
cus choice for president, and the re
election of Secretary 'W. T. Copeland
and Treasurer C. It T. Riepen. of
Lima. Ohio, and Omaha, respectively.
The clerks went into a bitter fight
on the inhibition against admission or
retention of members addicted to the
use of alcoholic liquors and against the
restrictions running against all per
sons employed by manufacturers and
dealers in spirituous, malt or vinous
liquors, but have not yet decided wheth
er to recommend a '"letting down of the
bars." The prevailing sentiment ap
parently is to retain the law with re
spect to temperance among the mem
bers, but to modify it so that unless a
person is directly connected with the
handling of liquors he may be eligible
to membership in the Modem Wood
men of America. The law. as now en
forced, excludes even such persons as
hold stock in any brewery, distillery or
other similar institution. The clerks
convention also rejected that part of
the law committee's report demanding
quarterly reports and auditing of ac
counts, and deferred action upon the
problem of collection of assessments
from newly admitted members and
from beneficiaries of death claims, un
til tonight, when a final vote will be
taken upon the recommendation of a
sub-committee appointed last Saturday.
I'ravc Seaaatlaaa of fmifrtl.
The sensations of the convention
were caused by the liquor problem and
Minister to Venezuela
Gets Adverse De
cision IN LOOMIS TROUBLE
Administration Decides to Re
ward Latter and Pun
Washington, June 20. It can be
stated on official authority that the
Ijoomis-Bowen case has not only been
settled finally, so far as the adminis
tration is concerned, but settled in fa
vor of Ixomis. The charges against
Loomis. for which Minister Bowen
practically stood, are declared to be
without sufficient foundation, in fact, to
be worthy of future consideration.
Secretary Taft's report, which will
probably be made public later in the
day, will show this.
Crif IciNeil in Cabinet.
Some criticism of Loomis was made
at the cabinet today, but it was not of a
nature to reflect in any way upon his
integrity. The charges against Looiuis
are discussed fully in Secretary Taft's
teport. but the report contains no rec
ommendation as to Bowen. The un
derstanding between the president and
Taft was that the latter should inquire
into the charges against Loomis and
that in the end the president himself
would dispose of the case as far as re
lates to Bowen.
Ilonen to lie Scored.
Bowen will bo arraigned for insutior
dination. criticised for his action in
the pending case, and finally dropped
from the diplomatic service of the
country. It is expected the president
will issue a statement covering the
Indiana Politician Dead.
Chicago. June 20. S. P. Sheerin. of
Indiana, widely known in political cir
cles, died suddenly here today while
reading a paper at the independent
telephone Coin cut ion.
Sheerin was formerly secretary of
the democratic national committee.
Death was due to apoplexy.
the effort on the part of Pacific coast
delegates to have their head state phy
sicians given authority coordinate with
that exclusively held by the supreme
physicians at national headquarters.
This move was looked upon by tin; del
egates in general as an entering wedge
for secession with the Rocky moun
tains as the line of demarcation, and
met with such a Hood of violent opposi
tion that its sjMinser, J. O. Davis, state
deputy for California, early announced
his hopes were blighted, but that he
would carry on the fight two years
With the exception of head banker.
that official now being A. X. Bort. of
Beloit. Wis., t here is no probability of
a change among the leading head offi
cers, it being conceded that the Mod
ern Woodmen of America are deter
mined to reelect Head Consul A. R.
Talbot, of Lincoln. Head Advisor Dan
B. Home, of Davenport, and Head
Clerk Maj. C. W. Hawes. of Rock Isl
and. Head Banker Bort, who must re
tire by statute of limitation, will, with
no room for doubt, be succeeded by
C. H. McNider. of Mason City, Iowa,
ami will be elected a member of the
board of directors to succeed C. (I.
Saunders, of Council Bluffs, who has
declined further official honors. The
other directors (Jeorge W. Reilly,
chairman, of Danville; U. R. Smith, of
Brookfield. Mo.; C. .1. Byrnes, of Ish
peming. Mich., and E. E. Murphy, of
leaven worth will be retained by
unanimous vote, having no opposition.
lea of the Head (amp.
W. H. I)wer. state deputy for Illi
nois, is one of the deputies whose
friends insisted that he represent them
as a head camp delegate. He is a "live
A head camp without A. B. Spickler,
of Kewanee, III., seems like the play
Hamlet with the melancholy Dane left
Among the welcome faces is that of
Frank Joslyn. of Elgin. Years ago he
attended every head camp, but later
lost interest. He is back again, how
ever, with more enthusiasm than ever,
arid is justifying his reputation as a
speaker at Woodmen outings.
I-awyer C. B. Marshall, of Rock Isl
and. Is a new fieure at the Milwaukee
IS GIVEN POWER
Committee of Teamsters Author
ized by Joint Council to
SHEA WILL NOT OBJECT
Railroad Express Companies Resume
Regular Deliveries on South Wa
Chicago. June 20. At a meeting of
the teamsters' joint council last night
it was decided to appoint a committee
to confer with the executive committee
of the International Brotherhood of
Teamsters and decide upon terms to
be offered the employers. A meeting
between these two committees will be
held. President Shea declared that he
would not interfere and if the commit
tees bring about a settlement of the
strike it will be binding upon the
Two More Yletiiua Die.
Two more victims of strike violence
died yesterday in the county hospital,
making the total since the trouble be
gan 1!. The latest were: John Radek.
4S years old; Cleave White.
Iteaume Reitulnr Ilellverlea.
Chicago. June 20. Railroad express
companies resumed their long delayed
regular deliveries of produce to South
Water street merchants today. Com
mission wagon drivers made no pro
test. HORRIBLE TORTURE
FOR STRIKE BREAKER
Chicago Nonunion Teamster's Fingers
Broken and Nails Pulled
Chicago. June 20. Edward Bickett,
a nonunion teamster employed by the
National Express , company, was sub
jected to torture early today by four
alleged strike sympathizers.
Bickett was attacked in front of the
teamsters union headquarters. After
being knocked down by the men. it is
said the fingers of his right hand were
broken and two finger nails torn
off. 1 he victim was found tin
conscious in the street Uv a police
AT NIAGARA FALLS
Two Thousand Participants in Parade
That Marks the Opening
Niagara Falls. N. Y.. June 2o. The
31st annual session of the imperial
council of the Ancient Arabic Order
of the Mystic Shrine opened here to
day with thousands of Shriners from
ill section of the United States and
It is estimated nearly 2.001 Shriners
took part in the parade. The line of
march was not a long one, but it af
forded ample opportunity for all to see
the patrols in their picturesque garb.
THREE TRAINMEN ARE DEAD
Result of Light Engine Colliding With
Freight in East.
New Ington, Conn.. June 2o. A light
engine running west collided with a
heavy east bound freight train today
just above the junction of the High
land and Hartford divisions of the
New York, New Haven fc Hartford
railroad, causing the instant death of
three trainmen, probably fatal injuries
to a fourth and serious injuries to a
FAIR ATTENDANCE IS GOOD
245,382 Persons Have Passed Through
Portland, Ore., June 20. A total of
2i5,32 ersons have passed through
the gates of the I.ewis and ('lark fair
since the opening day. according to the
official statement of the admission de
partment of the exposition. During the
last seven days the total number of ad
missions was 101,420. Wednesday,
"flag day," was marked by the largest
attendance since the opening.
Fatality Near Neponset.
Kewanee, III.. June 20 Richard C.
Stipp, '-'.H, and Harry Hawksley, 17.
while walking on the Burlington tracks
a mile and a half from the Neponset
station, were struck by a fast train
and instantly killed. Stipp was a son
ot Judge Stipp of Bureau county, and
livel at Princeton. Hawksley's home
was Aurora, where he was a high
SECRETARY HAY AT
DESK IN CAPITAL
Washington. June 20. Secretary
Hay was at hi3 desk in the state de
partment today and attended to a large
amount of accumulated correspond
ence. He expects to leave in a short
time for Lis New Hampshire home.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Modern Woodmen Begin
Business Session at
REPORTS ARE READ
Head Consul Talbot and Head
Clerk Hawes Show Socie
ty is Prosperous.
Milwaukee. June 20. The head
camp of the Modern Woodmen of
America opened in the 14th biennial
convention today with between GOO and
Too delegates present. After the wel
coming address and response the annu
al reiHirts were submitted.
The report of Head Consul A. R. Tal
bot was devoted to a review of the
work during the biennial term. Speak
ing of the centralization of the work
of the medical department, he favored
the discontinuance of state head phy
sicians, all applications to go to the su
preme medical directors at the head
O fit re Kipeaaea C.roir.
The expenses of his office for 1903
were $11.S3, and for 1904. $24,819. to
tal. $:;r,.50:i. Appeals on behalf of 210
distressed members were received and
the contributions were $21,949. He
spoke in favor ot the Foresters' de
partment, and recommended th
amendment of the by-laws prohibiting
local camps or Foresters' teams from
holding Sunday picnics or excursions
under the auspices of the society, with
a penalty for disobedience of expul
sion or revocation of charter.
He commended the order of Junior
Woodmen as beneficial to the boys. He
favored an interval of three or four
years between the meetings of the head
camp, in the interests of economy.
During the biennial the new members
numbered 121,639. and 1.4S2 new
camps were chartered. The society, he
said, now includes 14.53 per cent of all
those eligible for membership in the
states In which it is organized.
Hawea lilvea BIk Klrurea.
The report of Head Clerk C. W.
Hawes. contained the following: The
insurance in force at the close of the
biennial term aggregated H.13G.G7K.
r.uo.The society paid 7.051 death claims
The sclety paid T.orl death claims
amounting to $12.GG3.G03. as against
5.XG0 claims amounting to $10,73G,435
during the term preceding.
The receipts of the benefit fund to
taled $12.5G7.7"3. as against $7.57o.9sx
during the preceding biennial. The
balance at the close of the term was
$so7.587. The receipts of the general
fund were $1.C74.29!. as against $1,503.
oll during the preceding term, the
balance being $29.994. The lapsed
beneficial membership during the two
years was 117.415. and the lapsed tu
.New Hate lacreaae lleveaue.
The average per capita payment to
th benefit fund was $1.2Glfc as against
80 cents during the term preceding.
The Increase was due to the new rates
becoming effective January 1. 1904,
when the rates of the members were
Increased from 25 per cent to 75 per
cent at the various ages. There were
2.991 deaths from accident and 80 1
deaths from suicide. Of the latter 24K
were fanners 30.85 per cent of the to
tal number. The farmers also led in
accidental deaths fcS5.
Milwaukee. Wis.. June 2ft. The na
tional convention of local camp clerks
of the Modern Wcodraen yesterday in
stalled the newly elected officers and
President Sorting appointed the fol
lowing executive committee: W. 12.
Unland. of Lincoln. Neb.; J. (J. Dickson,
of Spokane. Wash.: F. (i. Lyman, of
Corning. Iowa; F. J. Hoffman, of Leav
enworth, Kans.; Dr. E. T. Mauu, of
Kansas City, Mo.; E. J. Davies. of
Newark. N. J.: Gun K Zelmaun. of
Neenah. Wis.; M. F. Carlson, of Syca
more, 111.: K. P. Dunleavy. of Indian
apolis. Iml.; M. W. H Cleavenger, of
Columbus, and S. A. Hooper, of St.
The meeting tabled the resolution,
abolishing the head state physicians
and demanded higher salary for the
head clerk of the society. The con
vention adjourned until 1907.
Heaalt of ITIae Drill.
Following are the results of the for
esters prize drill yesterday: Senior
clasH Cainp No. GO, Elgin. 111.. 93.533;
camp No. 1454. South Omaha. Neb.,
97.GC7: camp No. 1095, Omaha. Neb.,
95.334; camp No. 94, Monmouth. III..
90.GG3. Junior class Camp 443, Ap
pleton. W1b., 58.31; camp 2G9. ITrbana.
III.. C7.00. Senior class Camp 23o.
Oelwein. Iowa. 91.767; carp-'u. Tope
ka. Kans.. 97.99; camp 2H ollet. 111..
98 997; camp 1G2G. Decatfc? ill., 92.384;
camp 2002. Kansas City. Mo., 94.1C7.