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VOL. LIV. XO. 213.
THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
FAST TRAINS OFF
HORSES TO START
Japanese Cease Pressure on Rus
sian Forces Under
New York Central Returns to 24
Hour Schedule at Result
Racing Matinee Promised for the
Afternoon of Fourth
MEN GO IN
HANDS OF IT
Japan Unwilling to Agree
to Armistice as
HOPE NEARLY GONE
Desire the Plenipotentiaries
From Russia to Show
St. Petersburg. June 23. There is
not likely to be any further more In
the direction of an armistice until the
plenipotentiaries are appointed and tne
time of their meeting is definitely fix
ed. Japan seems unwilling to discuss
any new issue until these two ques
tions are settled.
CHaffa fa AavaMtajr.
This does not necessarily mean that
all hope of arranging suspension of
hostilities before the meeting has dis
appeared but as an indication of Jap
an's mood it increases doubt as to
whether she could be Induced to re
linquish temporarily the strategic ad
vantage which she evidently believe
Waat ftaow af Haaaa.
Both countries seem perfectly will
lug to name negotiators but both evi
dently desires the other to show its
Washington, June 23. It is learned
through an official source that owing
to the illness of the Russian foreign
minister, Lainsdorff. there haB been a
Blight check to the negotiations affect
ing Russia and Japan. It is specific
ally stated, however, that this does not
imply there has been any hitch, but
simply that negotiations have been un
avoidably delayed for the reason giv
en. GOOD ROADS MEN FALL OUT
Portland Convention Faction Trie to
Fore an Election.
Portland, Ore., June 23. A dissen
sion exists in the ranks of the National
Good Koads association over the ques
tion whether an election of officers
bhall take place at the meeting here.
When the association adjourned after
its meeting at St. Louis last year it
adjourned "to meet in Portland. Ore."
and did not adjourn "sine die." Pres
ident Moore declares there will be no
election this year, as the meeting here
is but an adjourned meeting of that in
St. Louis, and that it is uot the custom
of the association to elect annually,
there having been but two elections
during the last live years.
SUPREME COURT TO RULE
Mrs. Rogers Granted Reprieve So Case
May Be Taken Up.
lirattleboro. Vt.. June 23. A reprieve
until Dec. 8 for Mrs. Mary M. Rogers,
the convicted murderess, was signed
yesterday afternoou by Gov. Charles
J. Bell, and for the third time the wo
man who was to have been banged
at Windsor today for killing her hus
band has been saved through the oper
ation of the governor's power of (stay
ing the execution. The reprieve was
granted in order that the case may be
carried to the supreme court.
IS WESTERN PACIFIC HEAD
E. T. Jeffrey Succeeds W. J. Barnett,
San Francisco. June 23. E. T. Jef
frey. president of the Denver & Rio
Grande has been elected president of
iLe Western Pacific Railway company,
vice President W. J. Barnett. resigned,
who became vice-president and general
Joe Corbett Quits Again.
Sau Francisco. Cal.. June 23. Pitch
er Joe Corbett has again announced
his retirement from baseball. He says
he is going into business.
TRAINMEN FOIL AH
ATTEMPT AT HOLDUP
Robber Try to Loot Limited on the
Northern Pacific at Ta-
Tacoma, Wash.. June 23. An at
tempt was made to hold up the North
coast limited on the Northern Pacific
on the outskirts of Tacoma early to
day. The robbers' plana were frustrat
d by trainmen. They got nothing and
Kaiser's Yacht Wins.
Kiel. June 23. In a race today be
t ween" Emperor William's yacht Me
teor III. and the achooner yacht Ham
burg, the former won by a minute.
LATTER FEARS A TRAP
Muscovite Defeated in Engagement
involving Several Thous
Gunshu Pass, June 23. The Japs
are no longer pressing the Russians
south and doubt is now entertained as
to whether the weak offensive is the
precursor of a big battle or a diplo
matic maneuver. The belief in a
prompt conclusion of peace is weaken
ing. The heat is intolerable.
Bra tea Bark.
Tokio, June 23. The following offi
cial dispatch has been received today
from headquarters of the Japanese
armies in Manchuria:
"In 'the vicinity of Yingecheng June
21, 1.000 of the enemy's infantry, press
ing our scouts, advanced and when
they reached Usiangyangcneu, 10
miles southeast of Wankautzkeau our
forces repulsed them with heavy loss
and pursued them to the vicinity of
Trlva trowm Helichta.
"The enemy, consisting of three bat
talions and four squadrons with 12
guns advanced through the eastern
districts by the Kirin road and moved
southward. June 21 from 11:30 in the
morning his infantry gradually appear
ed on the heights between Chapengan
and Llchiatun and his artillery posted
on the heights of Lienhuachies. shelled
the northern heights of Nantchendzu.
Our force, after a few hours' engage
ment, assaulted this force, completely
repulsed the enemy, captured the
heights and pursued 'him.
"Otherwise the situation is un
changed." ARBITRATION IS
Miner Willing to Submit Question of
Violation of Agreement to
Springfield, -111.. June 23. The state
executive board of the United Mine
Workers of America today made an of
fer bo the Illinois Coal Operators' asso
ciation to submit to arbitration the
question as to whether the miners, by
their action in asking for a shot firer
law, have violated their agreement
with the Illinois Coal Operators' asso
ciation, as claimed by the operators.
FOLK WILL SEND TROOPS
TO STOP RACE BETTING
State to Enfore the Law at Delmar
if the County Refuses to
St. Louis. June. 23. Gov. Folk told
friends in St. Louis last night that the
militia would be sent to the Delmar
track next Saturday if gambling con
tinued there at that time. He was
asked what the militia could do if they
were sent there. He replied that they
would probably be refused admission
to the track, in which event they
would batter down the gates and enter.
It was stiggested that there might
be some shooting.
"O. no." replied the governor. "not
unless the other people shoot first."
The governor said the soldiers would
arrest everybody found in the place
if It should become necessary to send
CLASS OAY AT HARVARD
Unusually Elaborate Ceremonies Are
Cambridge. Mass.. June 23. Class
day at Harvard university was observ
ed today with even a more elaborate
program than usual. The class orator
was Harold S. Deroing, of New York
City, and the class poem was by Swln
burg Hale, Chicago. John H. Lathrop,
of Jackson, Mich., read the class ode.
TWO FREIGHTERS ARE SUNK
Members of Crews, Excepting Two
Cooks, Taken Off Safe..
Detroit. June 23. The freighters
City of Rome and Linden, coal laden,
were sunk early today in the St. Clair
river opposite Tashmoor park. Cooks
Hardy and Wise, of the Linden, were
drowned and the other members of
both crews saved.
NATIONAL GUARD AT CAMP
Detail of First Chicago Regiment to
Springfield. I1L, June 23. The ad
vance guard of the First regiment of
Chicago, Capt. Gunther commanding.
has arrived at Camp Lincoln. The de
ail will have the camp in readiness
for the reception of the regiment to
norrow at 6 o'clock. The incoming
regiment will mark the opening of the
Asks Court to Remain in
Session for Equit
CAN GET EVIDENCE
Machinery of Law Soon to be
Set Working Against
New York. June 23. The regular
summer vacation of the court of gen
eral sessions will be suspended this
year so the court may be available if
District Attorney Jerome begins pros
ecution in connection with the affairs
of the Equitable society.
New York June 23. Jerome in mak
ing his motion to suspend the court's
vacation, said he had a letter from
Higglns offering to place the facts ob
tained by Superintendent of Insurance
Hendricks at Jerome's disposal. Jer
"It is my desire to have that evi
dence, and it is my intention to go
through it very thoroughly."
Ia Forwd ta Aet.
"The widespread attention called to
this matter makes it mandatory upon
me to make an examination of the
whole affair. I am not in a position to
know at this time whether there has
been a violation of law, but it is my
duty to find out. It will take me some
time to learn whether I will reed .the
assistance of the courts or not."
Will Be Ma Delay.
Attorney General Mayer, when ask
ed today how soon he would begin
action against the Equitable officers
scored in Hendricks' report, replied:
"Action will be taken as soon as it
is physically possible, and it will not
be a matter of weeks, but of days
only, before we will be ready."
Twi Kraarate Aetleaa.
He was of the opinion separate "ac
tions would be taken, one for restitu
tion of funds wrongfully elicited, and
another for debarment proceedings
against the officers of the society.
FRENCH LEAVE THE
Note to Germany Regarding Morocco
Fails to Remove Uncer
tainty. Berlin, June 23. The French note on
the subject of the proposed Moroccan
conference was handed to the foreign
office this morning. The foreign office
while declining to discuss the points
of the note in detail, admits It leaves
the situation where it was before. It
is expected the negotiations will con
tinue for a long time before a positive
result is reached.
ACCIDENT COMPANIES SUFFER
Hartford, Conn., Firms Alone Lose
$175,000 by the Wreck.
Hartford, Conn.. June 23. The
wreck of the Twentieth Century Limi
ted Wednesday night at Mentor, Ohio,
cost the local insurance companies
about $175,000. The Travelers' Insur
ance company had I9.GU0 accident in
surance on persons killed and $23,000
life; the Aetna Life had a ,$20,000 acci
dent policy on C. E. Wellman, who was
killed. It pays double in case of rail
road accident. Other companies had
about $10,600 accident and life insur
ance on persons killed, while small
claims are still to be heard from.
ONE DIES IN TROLLEY CRASH
Of 20 Others Hurt at Poughkeepsie
None Will Die.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y.. June 23. Lil
lian Moore, of this city, whose skull
was fractured when two trolley cars
filled with excursionists crashed to
gether at Kishkill Landing early today.
Is dead. None of the 20 others Injured
in the crash ia thought to be fatally
Allied Printers Elect in Peoria.
Peoria. III., June 23. Delegates to
the annual state convention of the Al
lied Printing Crafts" union selected
Peoria a the next place of annua'
meeting, and re-elected these officers:
W. W. Clarke of Chicago, president:
Walter S. Bu&b of Peoria, vice presi
dent; John Onyon of Peoria, secretary
Now Arrested for Forgery.
Philadelphia. June 23. Another war
rant was issued today for the arrest
of John W. Hill, formerly chief of the
filtration bureau, on charges of for
NEWMAN MAKES STATEMENT
While Speed Had Nothing to Do With
Disaster, He Holds the Risk
New York. June 23. There will be
no more lS-hour trains between New
York and Chicago over the New York
Central railroad. This was decided
yesterday at a conference held at the
office of President William H. New
man, of the New York Central and
Lake Shore roads, with the heads of
the operating departments. President
Newman has not been a believer in the
necessity of the 18-hour trains, al
though the heads of the operating de
partments. Including such old railroad
men as General Manager Bradfield and
General Superintendent A. H. Smith,
told him in their opinion that the
schedule was a safe one. President
Newman declared a 20-hour schedule
was fast enough. As a result of the
meeting this statement was issued,
abandoning the lS-hour schedule that
was put in force last Sunday:
Sa4 la Safe.
New York, June 22. To the Press
and the Public: Since the sad acci
dent which happened on the Lake
Shore I have had a consultation with
the operating officials, who have ex
plained that the accident was caused
by a misplaced switch and not due to
the speed of the train. They assure
me the present schedule can be safely
and easily maintained. While I agree
with the operating officials that there
is no physical reason why the schedule
should not be continued, nevertheless,
in my judgment, the Twentieth Cen
tury Limited should be restored to 20
hours, and It will be done at once.
W. H. NEWMAN,
President N. Y. C. and L. S.
P. S. Until the new schedule can
be arranged the Twentieth Century
Limited will leave New York at 3:30
p. m. and Chicago at 2:30 p. m., as at
present, but running on a 20-hour
schedule, arriving at both terminals
two hours later than now.
Too FaMt, Snja tmnn.
The last of the 18-hour trains, there
fore, are now enroute. The train that
left here yesterday had. 45 passengers,
almost its full complement, from here.
Before the conference President New
man said he always had been opposed
to running so fast a train.
Waa 'Sot a I'mmtrr.
Boston. June 23. Telegrams receiv
ed from W. H. Abbot, Boston manager
of the Wheeling Corrugating company.
reported missing after the wreck of the
Twentieth Century Limited at Mentor,
show he was not a passenger on that
WILL HOT RESIGN
At Least Chief Engineer Wallace
Says Nothing of Leav
ing Canal Work.
ARRIVES FROM THE SOUTH
Desires to See Secretary Taft Before
Latter's Departure for the
New York. June 23, Among the
passengers who arrived last night on
the Orizaba from Colon' waa Chief En
gineer Wallace, of the Panama canal.
Mr. Wallace comes here to complete
arrangements which were left unGnish
ed on his departure for the isthmus.
He says the work la progressing satis
factorily; the force increasing and set
tling down to steady labor. The en
gineering committee is. preparing plans
for a board of consulting engineers.
and this is another reason for his re
Will Rrtara ta Wthmua.
He requested leave of absence by
cable and comes to talk matters over
with Secretary Taft before the latter
departs for the Philippines. The con
sulting engineers will probably meet in
August or early in September, and af
ter this meeting Wallace will return
to the isthmus. Mrs. Wallace accom
Cases Parallel to Those
Oregon Said to Exist in
Roswell. N. M., Jane 23. What Is
declared to be a parallel to the land
fraud prosecutions in Oregon and Mon
tana has been started here by the ar
rest of Benjamin H. Tallmadge. of Chi
cago, of the Tallmadge Southwestern
Land company, on a charge of subor
nation of perjury. Tallmadge waa re
leased on $5,000 bond.
Modern Woodmen Decide
to Admit Them to
PAY SPECIAL RATES
Plan for a Congress to Boom
Milwaukee, June 23. The head
camp of the Modern Woodmen of
America today endorsed a plan for a
fraternal congress for the purpose of
bringing to the attention of the public
the advantages of fraternal insurance
over old line insurance.
The by-laws were amended to admit
to membership metal miners and rail
road men upon payment of special haz
AVIaaera I'mM Off.
Milwaukee. June 23. This morning
the winning Woodmen teams were
paid their prizes at Camp Hawes, and
In the afternoon the delegates to the
head camp. were paid at the Milwau
kee National bank, where the head
banker distributed $90,000. Head Con
sul Talbot said the entire expenses of
the head camp would be over $200.
000. Only one session of the head camp
was held yesterday, in order to permit
the head officers to take part la the
review. At this session it was sudden
ly announced that the order of busi
ness had been changed and the selec
tion of the next convention city, which
had been set for today, would be taken
up. Delegated favorable to other cit
ies fought a plan in the interest of
Peoria and succeeded in delaying the
selection, however. While the friends
of the Illinois city are working like
beavers, the men who wish to get off
at Buffalo in 190S are bestirring them
selves. The fight is still between Buf
falo and Peoria, with Detroit and Cin
cinnati hoping for success.
Valon MrvtlaK I'lna Off.
The plan for a meeting of fraternal
organizations in the east will be quiet
ly buried. It is said that the resolu
tion will be turned over to "the direc
tors, with a suggestion that they take
such steps as they may think best to
bring about such a meeting. This
means that it will never be heard of
OTHER FAST TRAIN
JUST MISSES WRECK
Switch Left Open Seen in Nick of
Time to Save Second Dis
aster. Laporte, Ind.. June 23. The west
bound Twentieth Century iimited yes
terday narrowly escaped a disaster
similar to the one which destroyed the
eastbound limited at Mentor. Ohio,
last evening. As the westbound train
came in sight at this point. F. H. Kirk
wood, a switchman, glancing down the
track toward the oncoming flyer, saw
that a switch from the main line was
open. Kirkwoou raced lor tne switcn
and closed it. A fraction of a minute
later the limited sped by in safety at a
50 mile an hour speed.
Premier Balfour, Under Pressure,
Agrees to Investigation.
London. June 23. Under pressure
from all sides Premier Balfour today
announced in the house of commons
that the government would immediate
ly introduce a bill creating a copimia-
sion to inquire into the army scandal.
Mr. Balfour also agreed to give June
26 for the debate on the vote of cen
sure proposed by Sir Robert Thrcshie
KING WILL NOT ABDICATE
Rumors About Swedish Ruler Emphat
Stockholm. June 2.1. There is no
foundation for rumors circulating at
Copenhagen and elsewhere of the prob
ability of King Oscar abdicating in fa
vor of the crown Drince in consequence
of dissatisfaction of some factions with
the government's pacific attitude in
LAST WAR GOVERNOR IS DEAD
F. R. Lubbeek Passes Away at His
Home in Texas.
Austin. Texas, June 23 Former
Gov. F. R. Lubbeek died at Austin last
night in hia &0th year. He was the
last of the civil war governors, cither
north or south. He came to Texas
I more than sixty years ago.
VAUDEVILLE ARTISTS ALSO
Ninth Street Track Will Have Plenty
of Attractions for Those Who Want
to See the Horses Go.
Some good harness horse racing is
promised the people of this locality for
the Fourth of July. There has been
none since a year ago on that date.
and the lovers of work on the speed
way have been waiting some time for
another day of the sport. This is giv
en by the Twin City Driving associa
tion and will be under the manage
ment of Robert Munro of Moline.
The afternoon's sport will consist of
three races at the association's park
on Ninth street. Rock Island. There
will be a 2:1C pace, a 2:30 trot, and a
3:00 pace. There are some good har
ness horses now training in this local
ity on both sides of the river, which
will be entered, and if the track is in
good condition some good races are as-
There has been a complaint by some
that races are slow in getting started
at the matinees, and to make a contin
uous program, the management has se
cured some vaudeville artists who will
fill in the time between the heats. With
the racing and other attractions it Is
believed that there will bo ample
amusement for nil who may desire to
see the horses go.
OF WAR FOR SPAIN
King Alfonso Approves of New Cab
inet With Rios at the Head
Madrid, June 23. King Alfonso to
day approved of the new cabinet, as
Premier Montero Rios.
Minister of the Interior Senor Oar-
Minister of Foreign Affairs Senor
Minister of Finance Senor Urzalz.
Minister of War C.en. Weyler.
Minister of Marine Senor Villanu
eva. Minister of Agriculture Senor Horn
anoues. Minister of Justice Senor Gonzales
Minister of Public Instruction Se
WOMEN AND CHILDREN
ARE DROWNED IN RAPIDS
Party Was in Boat Which Capsized
in Wisconsin River Six Miles
Rhlnelander. Wis., June 23. At
Newbold, a small siding six miles north
Mrs. Ezra Craw and Mrs. Edward Craw
and six children were drowned in the
Rainbow rapids, Wisconsin river, yes
tenlay. The families live on opposite
sides of the river, the husbands being
homesteaders. It is believed the party
was In a boat which capsized in the
GET HONORABLE DISCHARGES
Members of Company A Out of the
Springfield. 111.. June 23. Special.
Adjt. Gen. Scott Issued an order today
honorably discharging from the mili
tary service of the state the following
members of Company A. fith infantry,
Serg. Fabias M. Watkins. Corp.
Abram Kahlke, and Privates James
Stewart and Charles J. Rahl.
PETER KIOLBASSA IS DEAD
Chicago Public Man Passes Away of
Chicago. June 23. Peter Kiolbassa.
former city treasurer, veteran of the
civil war, ex-state legislator, and for
a time president of the National Po
lish Union of America, died today of
KEWANEE NOT AVAILABLE
Y. M. C. A. Team Will Not Go There
Word was received this morning
from the Kewanee Y. M. C, A. by K. C.
Earl, of the local association, replying
to Mr. Earl's inquiries whether a track
meet could not be arranged at that
city to take the place of the one plan
ned for Muscatine July 4. The Kewa
nee association has arrangr-d a dual
meet with the Galesburg team, and
consequently Rock Island athlete
will not participate in another meet
until late in July. This is a great dis
appointment to many of the members
of the Rock Island association team,
who were so victorious in the first
meet of the series for the champion
phi p banner. No dates have been set
for the later meets.
Emperor Nicholas Repu
diates Policy That
Led to War.
Serves Notice That Intended
Reform Will Mot Disturb
St. Petersburg, June 23. The an
nouncement of Alexleff's retirement as
viceroy of the far east was not accom
panied by the usual rescript of praise
and it bears all the earmarks of im
perial disfavor. The retirement of
Grand Duke Alexis as high admiral and
the suppression of the far eastern com
mittee in quick succession is the best
evidence Japan could need that the
emperor has washed his hands of the
whole Manchurian adventure.
The liberal press greets the demise
of the far eastern committee with a
howl of exultation as being the final
blow to the policy which led to the
present war. The Slova. M. Witte's
organ, traces the origin of the war to
the late interior minister. Von Plehve.
"The black page which preceded the
bloody pages of the bonk of our far
eastern affairs has at last been torn
out by the enieror. and all Russia
The Russ was suspended upon rec
ommendation of the assistant minister
of the interior. Trepoff. The Russ.
which enjoys an immense circulation,
has lately beeu the government's most
severe critic, waging unceasingly a
war against the bureaucracy and print
ing exposure after exposure.
St. Petersburg. June 23. The story
is current here that the day before
Grand Duke Alexis resigned the post
of high admiral he received a formal
warning from the terrorists informing
him that unless he retired within 24
hours sentence on him would be pass
ed and executed. ,
St. Petersburg, June 23. A circu
lar has been sent to all newspapers by
the minister of the interior prohibiting
the publication of any additions, abbre
viations or changes In the czar's
speech to the delegation of zemstvoista
at Peterhof June 19.
It is pointed out several papers mis
interpreted the emperor's words, and
the circular emphasizes the fact that
his majesty clearly said that any con
vocation of representatives of people
will not be on the basis of the exist
ing constitution of western European
countries, but will be based on the or
der of things responding to Russian
autocratic principles. There was uoth
ing in the speech to indicate the possi
bility of modifying the fundamental
laws of the empire.
AlemlraT -"tpt tm Pawar.
St. Petersburg. June 23. Admiral
Alexleff has been appointed a member
of the council of the empire, and will
continue to hold his position as aide-decamp
general to the emperor.
The minister of the interior has pro
hibited the publication of the Russ for
(uikt With BuMk.
Warsaw, June 23. A man carrying
a bomb was arrested this morning in
front of the Malewki police station. lie
refused all Information regarding him
self. Disturbances are anticipated here
in consequence of the recent quitting
of workmen at Idz.
Mar Blood Malll4.
Ixxlz. June 23. A bloody collision
between soldiers and a crowd of peo
ple occurred here today. Many people
ROBS HOTEL GUESTS
Tae Valuable Property from For
eigners But Is Able to Avoid
St. Petersburg. June 23. Theodore
S. Darling, of New York, and several
others who are guests of the De I'Eu
rope have been robbed of all their valu
ables. Darling lost a diamond necklace
which was subsequently discovered In
a pawn shop. Suspicion fell onto a
Russian countess, but when accused
fche threatened to sue the proprietors
of the hotel if an attempt were made
to prosecute her.
.Sugar Again Reduced.
New York. June 23. All grades of
refined sugar were reduced 10 cents sj
hundred today. .