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THE AliGUS, TUESDAY, JUNE 27. 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
NO LIMIT ON
TAFT IS RADICAL
RECOVERY IS SLOW
TRUST FOR LABOR
President Goes to Partic
ipate in Ceremonies
Secretary of War Makes Sensa
tiona! Attack on the Jury
Secretary Hay Will Require Care
ful Nursing as Result
Broad Organization to Combat
Capital Contemplated at
Stand Germany Takes
in Reply to
NOTE IS ANSWERED
Fact That Discussion is Sought
Held Evidence War is
Paris, June 27. Prince von Radolin
called at the foreign office this after
noun and delivered the German reply
to M. Rouvier. A long conversation
The Temps this afternoon printed a
special dispatch from Berlin which
credits President Roosevelt with using
his influence to avoid the Moroccan
question reaching a crisis, Similar re
ports are circulating in diplomatic
Berlin, June 27. The German ans
wer to the French note on the subject
of the proposed Moroccan conference
was sent to Paris yesterday. A high
official near Chancellor Von Buelow in
forms the Associated Press the Ger
man note, while perfectly amicable In
form, insists upon a conference and
also declines to compl with France's
request that Germany outline before
hand the program of the conference,
la lalrraatloaal Affair.
The chancellor takes the standpoint
lhat the Moroccan question is an in
ternational affair, and that Germany,
having accepted the sultan's invita
tion to a conference on the subject,
cannot rightly agree with any single
power as to what can be discussed at
Germany insists France must agree
to the conference before any arrange
ments are made respecting the matter
for discussion. After France has
n uruuil t.a thlc fSormanv ia wttHnfr tn
listen to France's wishes.
No Dealre far War.
The official's attention being cald
to the warlike talk in the foreign press,
"The fact that we are urging a con
ference is clear proofs we have no
wish for war with France. When a na
tion wants war it cannot ask for con
ference at the same time."
Linevitch Has Nothing to Do But Re
treat Compelled to Yield
St. Petersburg. June 27. Military
experts take anything but a hopeful
view of IJnevitch's situation. They do
not believe he can be surrounded, but
apparently experts do not consider the
possibility of a Russian victory. Une
vltch's retirement to Harbin and the
isolation of Vladivostok seem to be re
garded as a foregone conclusion when
Oynuia strikes. According to the la
test news from the frout, which is 36
hours old, Oyama, after forcing back
the Russian right and center, transfer
red his weight against the left, com
pelling the Russians to give ground
TO STATE PRISON
Man Convicted of Conspiracy In Pos
tal Department Goes to Serve
Washington. June 27. George E.
Ixireuz, of Toledo. Ohio, who was con
victed over a year ago of conspiracy
to defraud the government in connec
tion with the sale of letter box fasten
ers, was today remanded to the cus
tody of the warden of the district jail
for removal to the state prison at
Mouudsville. W. Va. Lorenx's sen
tence Is two years' imprisonment and
a tine of f lO.Ooo.
Gives Birth to Four Children.
La Moure. N. D.. June 27. Mrs.
Evigne E. Reilly presented her hus
baud with four babies, three girls and
boy. The little ones are perfectly
fornd and normal in every particular.
Mrs. Reilly Is 34. and is now the moth
er of 10 children.
CHINA WANTS PART
IN PEACE CONFAB
Pekin. June 27. The correspondent
of the Associated Press here Is inform
ed on good authority that China de
sires to be represented In the Russo
Japanese peace conference. .
FARCE IN MURDER TRIALS
Declares Law Is Held Up to Contempt
Thereby and Crime In
creases. New Haven, Conn.. June 27. "The
administration of criminal law in all
the states of the union (there may be
one or two exceptions )is a disgrace to
This sensational declaratkm was
made by Secretary of War Taft in his
address to the graduating class of the
Yale law school yesterday. He con
tinned: "The institution of trial by Jury has
come to be regarded as a fetich to such
an extent that state legislatures have
exalted the power of the Jury and di
minished the power of the court In the
bearing of criminal cases.
Jadtce Ha N Prfr.
"The function of the judge is lim
ited to that of the moderator in a re
"The counsel for the defense, relying
on the diminished power of the court,
creates by dramatic art and by harp
ing on the importance of unimportant
details, a false atmosphere in the court
room which the judge is powerless to
dispel, and under the hypnotic influ
ence of which the counsel is able to
lead the Jurors to vote as jurors for a
verdict which after all the excitement
of the trial has passed away they are
unable to support as men.
Alar aula- larrraae tf Marder.
"And what has been the result?
Since 1885, in the United States, there
have been 131.951 murders and homi
cides, and there have been 2.28C execu
tions. In 1SS5 the number of murders
was 1.808. In 1904 it had Increased to
8.482. The number of executions in
1885 was 108. In 1904 the number
was 11C. This startling increase in
the number of murders and homicides
as compared with the number of execu
tions tells the story.
w I.avna . -d-L
"The cure for this growing cancer
in the body politic may be found in
WOMAN FIGHTS FOR
OWNERSHIP OF LOT
Probably Fatally Shoots Attorney Who
Had Jumped Property at Cold
Goldfield. Nev., June 27. Mrs. Phoe
nix, wife of a prominent Goldfield real
estate man. has probably fatally shot
Attorney Hayes. Hayes has jumped
a lot belonging to Phoenix and refused
to leave. Mrs. Phoenix attempted to
eject him and the shooting followed.
ACCUSED GERMAN TROOPS
Therefore Member of Reichstag Is Sen
tenced to Prison.
. Berlin, June 27. Herr Kunert, a so
cial democrat member of the reichstag.
was sentenced at Halle today to three
months' imprisonment for Insulting
members of the German expedition
sent to China in 1900 by saying in a
campaign speech, "Our soldiers in that
desolated land plundered and abused
PATHS ON LEADS
Favorite Candidate for Nomina
tion for Governor of
BY DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION
State Issues W'H Receive Chief At
tention in Platform Dele
gates Line Up.
Columbus. Ohio. June 27. It was
still Pattison against the field on the
first day. The democratic state con-j
vention was lining up delegates, so
that indications today were that by
nightfall a fairly accurate prediction
of strength would be possible. Of yes
terday's arrivals nearly all were can
didates or their lieutenants, but to
day's trains brought delegations of the
rank and file from all parts of the state.
The work blocked out for today was
entirely preliminary, the first session
of the convention being set for tomor
row. Seaalaai May B Shart.
There are really only two contests,
that for governor and one for supreme
judge, so one session may suffice to
clear up all the work. Platform talk
continues, and at the present time
state issues seem likely to take chief
place in the resolutions. One or two
national questions, anti-trust and mnti
railroad rebates, may be mentioned.
Chief Engineer Wallace
Said to Have Tendered
WILL BE ACCEPTED
Disagreed With Superiors and
Will Return to Rail
roading. New York. June 27. John F. Wal
lace, chief engineer of the Panama
canal, and member of the commission,
has resigned both positions to accept
a ICO.OOO office with a New York cor
poration. Wallace, when asked the
cause of his resignation referred the
questioner to Secretary Taft.
New York. June 27. The resigna
tion of John F. Wallace, chief engineer
of the Panama canal, is now in the
hands of President Roosevelt, accord
ing to a statement made today by the
Herald, which adds it will be accepted
today or tomorrow.
Batik to Hallroaa1.
It is understood Wallace will at
once take charge of a large railway
system and that Theodore P. Shonts
will remain as president of the canal
commission. Wallace Is still in the
city, but declines to discuss canal af
fairs in any way.
Two Storlea Oat.
As to the cause for Wallace's resig
nation, there are two versions, one
coming from friends of some of the
canal commissioners, and the other
from friends of Wallace. The first is
to the effect that it was requested be
cause of differences between the chief
engineer, members of the commission,
and Secretary Taft, and through the
latter with President Roosevelt. The
other version deals with tampering
HefMa to f'oaflrni.
Shonts refused to confirm for publi
cation the announcement that Wallace
MANY CHANGES AT ILLINOIS
Three Deans of Colleges in the Uni
Urbana. 111.. June 27. The board of
trustees of the University of Illinois
has accepted the resignation of Prof.
N. C. Ricker as dean of the college of
engineering and has appointed Prof.
J. W. White as acting dean. Prof.
Richter. it is understood, will remain
at the head of the department of archi
tecture. Dean S. A. Forbes resigned
his position as head of the college of
sciences, in order to devote his full at
tention to his duties as state entomolo
gist. His place will be taken by Prof.
E. J. Townsend.
Dean T. J. Burrlll resigned his posi
tion in the graduate school in order to
devote his whole time to botany. He
will remain vice president of the uni
versity. PROTEST AGAINST
Executive Committee Listens, But Has
No Power to Make
Boston, June 27. The executive
committee of the Royal Arcanum met
here today according to custom follow
ing the annual meeting, to consider
matters acted upon at the recent ses
sion of the supreme council'. Abner T.
Hopkins and Mortimer A. Federyriel,
of Lock port. N. Y.. appeared before the
committee to oppose the new rate sys
tem. They were Informed the commit
tee had no power to change the scale,
but their objection was registered.
Other protesting committees, it is ex
pected, will appear before the commit
tee adjourns tomorrow.
MISSING LAWYER FOUND
Des Moines Young Man, Supposed
Drowned, Working on Farm.
Des Moines, Iowa, June 27. Virgil
H. White, a well known Des Moines
attorney who disappeared two weeks
ago leaving an overturned canoe and
portions of his clothing to indicate a
possible drowning, has been located at
Defiance, 150 miles west of here.
White has been working on a farm.
It is feared the young man is deranged.
Arrest 15 for Misusing Girl.
Grand Mere. Que., June 27. Fifteen
employes of an American circus were
arrested here by militia from Quebec
charged with kidnaping and ill using a
young French Canadian girl at Rober
val and shooting another girl at Cham-
IS CONSIDERABLY WEAKENED
Family, However, Profess to Have No
Fear the Consequences Will
Newbury, June 27. At 11 o'clock it
was stated at Secretary Hay's home
the secretary was decidedly better to
day than yesterday.
Newbury. N. H.. June 27. Secretary
of State Hay had a restful night and
was reported "very comfortable" this
Recovery Not Rapid.
It is not believed the secretary will
be about as soon as expected. The ar
rival of a nurse and physician from
Boston during the night was the re
sult of the belief the secretary would
undoubtedly need most careful nurs
ing and medical attention during com
' Do Xot Fear Dmrnger.
The family does not, however, appre
hend any danger whatsoever from
Hay's illness, but. realize that the at
tack of uraemia of Saturday, follow
ing as it did the period "of illness for
which Hay went abroad, for treatment,
weakened the secretary's physical
power and necessitated at least that
he remain quietly in bed for several
HUNDREDS IN JAIL
Wholesale Arrests Made to Check
Progress of Rebellion
JEWS ARE CHIEF SUFFERERS
Strike Apparently But Partial Success
Embargo on News From
Warsaw, June 27. All prisons are
full to overflowing, .no less than C72
persons, mostly Jews, having been ar
rested during the last 24 hours.
It is expected a state of siege will
be proclaimed, as great riots are an
ticipated during mobilization. labor
ers on 32 beet root plantations in the
government of Podoliam have struck
and it is feared the harvest will be
St. Petersburg, June 27. There is a
complete embargo on news from Lodz,
but generally speaking the situation in
Russian Poland shows little improve
ment. Such advices as have arrived
here from Warsaw indicate the strike'
was only partially successful and that
the authorities are keeping the situa
tion well in hand. The ringleaders and
agitators are being arrested by whole
sale. Ustrraor Hm'sra.
St. Petersburg, June 27. Prince Uru-
soff, governor of Tver, central Russia,
has been relieved of his post at his
ILLINOIS HOMEOPATHS MEET
Elect Officers and Select Chicago for
Next Meeting Place.
Chicago. June 27. The Illinois
Homeopathic Medical association held
its 50th annual convention and elected
the following officers: President, Dr.
S. H. Aurand. of Chicago; first vice
president. Dr. J. N. Downs of Ottawa;
second vice president, Dr. Mary Hanks
of Chicago; treasurer. Dr. E. C. Sweet
of Chicago. Chicago was chosen as
the next meeting place.
Chicago, June 27. One fireman was
killed and two others probably fatally
injured last night in a collision be
tween a hook and ladder truck and a
westbound Lake street car at Wood
and Lake streets. The hook and lad
der truck was overturned and wrecked,
and the 11 men constituting the crew
were all bruised and shaken up.
INDIANS ON RAID
SAVAGES OF MEXICO SLAYING
AMERICANS JUST OVER THE
LINE IN ARIZONA.
Tucson. Ariz.. June 27. At least 12
ranchers and several women and chil
dren have met death at the hands of
a band of 100 Yaquians who have been
raiding the country along the San
Miguel river In the Urea district.
Sonora, and a party composed large
ly of Amei. n mining men have gone
out from Pozso station to rescue the
unfortunates who are in danger of be
Five Yaquis, believed to have been
Implicated in the massacre, have been
Head of Teamsters Re
ported Slated for
VIOLATED THE RULES
No Appeal From Action of In
Chicago, June 27. The Post says:
"The formal removal of International
President Shea of the Brotherhood of
Teamsters has been decided upon by
the international executive board.
Anti-Shea leaders in the committee
practically have voted to drop the lead
er. A "trial" has been held and Shea
has been found guilty of violation of
the constitution and by-laws of the or
ganization. There is no appeal from
the action of the committee.
KeJt a SrlllrmrBt.
Chicago. June 27. By a practically
unanimous vote last night the team
sters refused to accept the terms re
cently offered by the employers. Presi
dent Shea issued a call for a general
meeting of all local teamsters' unions
tonight. He announced that the only
question to come before the meeting is
financing the present strike. Other la
bor men declare, however, that the
chief topic will be the spreading of the
UNEARTH NEW $250,000
GRAFT AT PHILADELPHIA
Mayor Weaver's Engineering Experts
8aid to Have Found Gigantic Frauds
in Filter Plant Work.
Philadelphia, Pa., June 27. It is as
serted that the special engineering ex
perts of Mayor Weaver, under the lead
of William Barclay Parsons of New
York, have uncovered a gigantic piece
of fraud in the Torresdalo filler plant
work. It is said that a direct steal of
at least $250,000 is involved. Details
will become public, and arrests in con
nection with it will be made within 4S
The fraud is said to grow out of the
contract for sand upon which Council
man Frank Caven was recently arrest
ed. Caven. Israel Durham, the two
McN'ichols, and John M. Mack, the as
phalt promoter, are the principals.
GAME WARDEN SHOT AT
Would-Be Assassins Fire Six Times,
But Miss Him.
Harrisburg. 111.. June 27. Deputy
Game Warden fieorge Newell of this
city reported an attempt by some un
known parties to assassinate him
while in search of violators of the
game law in the mountains along the
Saline river, ten miles south of here,
yesterday evening. Six shots were
fired at him, but none hit him.
FAILS AT CHICAGO
Knight, Donnelley & Co., Were Account
ed One of Strongest in Grain
Chicago, June 27. Knight, Donnelley
& Co., a widely known Chicago stock
and grain house, generally rated as in
the soundest financial condition, be
came in involuntary bankruptcy late
yesterday afternow through the peti
tion of three creditors with claims
amounting to HCOoO.
As a result Aid. E. C. Potter was ap
pointed receiver for the firm by Judge
Landis of the United States district
court, in bonds of $10.0o0. The liabil
ities of the firm are roughly estimated
at $250,000. The offices are on the
bank floor of the 'Rookery building,
and form one of the best equipped
office suites in the city.
GAYNOR AND GREENE LOSE
Another Victory for United States in
the Courts of Canada.
Montreal, June 27. The supreme
court today unanimously granted a mo
tion of the government of the I'nited
States to quash the appeal of Gaynor
and Greene from the Judgment of the
court of the king's bench, affirming the
refusal of the writ of prohibition by
Judge Davidson against the issue of a
warrant for extradition.
Keeps Police Chief.
Chicago. June 27. Francis O'Neill
was last night reappointed general su
perintendent of police. Mayor Dunne's
announcement came as a surprise to
the aldermen, but they approved of the
selection with a round of applause.
DEBS ONE OF THE LEADERS
Founded on Opposition to Theory of
Identity of Interest of Employer
Chicago, June 27. An attempt to
form an industrial organization, to be
composed of every class of craftsmen
in America, and one that may ultimate
ly control the economic powers of this
country, will be made at the confer
ence of Industrial Unionists, which
opened at Hraud's hall, on North Clark
street, this morning. Socialists and
labor leaders from all parts of the
country are delegates.
The present form of labor organiza
tion, the leaders declare, has outgrown
its usefulness to combat with the fi
nancial powers that now exist. This
condition, they claim, is due to the di
vision of crafts.
Maalfeato Dr I adorned.
A manifesto which was issued at a
conference held in Chicago last Janu
ary, and which this conference is ex
pected to indorse, snys that a move
ment to fulfill these conditions "must
consist of one great industrial union,
embracing all of the industries, pro
viding for 'craft autonomy locally, in
dustrial autonomy internationally, and
working class unity generally. It must
be founded on the class struggle and
conducted in harmony with the recog
nition of the irrepressible conflict be
tween the capitalist and the worker."
Favored by Deba.
Eugene V. Debs, who Is here to take
part, said yesterday:
"I am In accord with the movement,
and it seems to be absolutely neces
sary that we have an industrial form
of government for labor founded upon
the class struggle. This organization
will deny the alleged identity of inter
est between employer and employe."
C. O. Sherman, general secretary of
the United Metal Workers, echoed Mr.
REAR END CRASH ON
Three Killed and 15 Hurt in Accident
at Vine Grove, Ken
tucky. T.ouisville, June 27. Three passen
gers were killed and 15 persons injured
as the result of a rear end collision on
the Illinois Central railroad near Vine
Grove. Ky., 40 miles wst of Iouisvillc.
The Illinois Central officials refuse
to give out any statement as to the
cause of the wreck, saying that an in
vestigation is in progress. Trainmen,
however, stated that the brakes of the
freight train were not working well.
DEFEATS VOTE OF CENSURE
British House of Commons Refuses to
London. June 27. The house of
commons last night defeated the opio
sition motion of censure on the govern
ment in connection with the army
stores scandal in the South African
war by a vote of 329 to 255 after the
debate occupied the afternoon and
FIREMAN A HERO
Lost Leg and Probably Life in
Saving an In
fant. CAUGHT BABE IN ARMS
Throwing It From Track Ahead of En
gine, But Slipped and Was
St. Joseph, Mo., June 27. In Having
the life of a 2-year-old child which
had wandered on the railroad track
near Powell. Neb., the left leg of
George Poehl, a St. Joe &. Grand Isl
and fireman, was wrenched off at th
As the freight train rounded a curve
the child was discovered a short dis
tance ahead. Pohl climbed to the pilot
and grasped the baby, throwing it from
the track uninjured.
The fireman's foot slipped as the
child was hurled to one side, and was
caught under the pilot and literally
wrenched off above the ankle. He was
brought to a hospital here, and death
is momentarily expected.
Rock Island Buys Coal Lands.
DuQiioln. III.. June 27. Rock Ioland
official have purchased about 5,000
acres of untouched coal land in Frank
lin county. The Rock Island ha filed
a $l.ovu,0'0 mortgage in that county.
REV. LAWRENCE HOST
Twenty-fifth Anniversary of
Class of 1880 and Commence
ment to be Attended.
Bo.ston. June 27. President Roose
velt, who win participate in tiarvaras
commencement exercises, reached the
city at 6:45 this morning on a special
train. He was met by Bishop Law
rence and taken to the latter's resi
dence in Cambridge.
('ante for t'lau Olebratloa.
The president came particularly to
take part in the 25th anniversary of
the class of 1SS0, of which he is a
member, and the program for his two
days' stay was arranged almost entire
ly with reference to his participation
in class exercises and general com
mencement meetings. He has refused
all invitations to engage in any civic
observances or receptions except those
in connection with the commencement
Olkfr Special fiurata.
At the bishop's home, breakfast was
served, the special guests of the occa
sion being President Eliot, of Harvard,
and I.ieut. Gov. Guild. Gov. Douglas
had been invited, but a severe cold pre
vented him from leaving home. It was
planned that the forenoon hours should
be spent quietly by the president In
rambling over the college grounds, in
company with other members of his
class, and at noon the class of ISRo.
with Roosevelt, was to proceed to the
Oakley Country club at Watertowu for
Ilaaqnet la Kvralaa-
An afternoon with hi classmates at
the Country club and a class dinner In
the evening at the Hotel Somerset in
this city constituted the program for
the remainder of the day.
Spuria I 1'ullre Arraageaarata.
Special police arrangements had
been made both by the Host on and
Cambridge departments. A aquad of
detectives from police headquarters
boarded the presidential train just Ire
fore it entered the station, and will be
with him throughout his stay as a per
sonal guard, which was augmented by
a squad of mounted police.
Irealilrat l.ratra Capital.
Washington. D. ('., June 27. Presi
dent Roosevelt bft yesterday after
noon for Cambridge. Mas., where he
will make an address at the commence
ment exercises at Harvard university.
The president will not return to Wash
ington, but will go to Oyster Hay.
where he will spend the heated season
at his summer home at Sagamore Hill.
STRIKE OF MINERS
EXPECTED JULY 1
President Mitchell Unable to Perfect
Peace Agreement in Illi
nois. Springfield, Hi., June 27. After a
protracted meeting with the executive
board of the United Mint-workers
President Mitchell of the national or
ganization left last night for Chicago.
He said he was without information as
to what the operators had done at the
executive committee meeting In Chica
go, and for that reason could not dis
cuss the situation. The sentiment here
doe not favor a compromise on the
proposed basis of a change to the
screened coal scale and the officers de
clare that no such proposition will be
accepted. There in a strong feeling to
the effect that the threatened suspen
sion can not be averted and that mine
will close as soon as the new law goes
GERMANS CLAIM VICTORY
Natives in South Africa Said to Have
IH-rlln. June 27. Official dispatches
received today from German South
Africa rejiort heavy lighting resulting
In the defeat of the Insurgent chief.
Morenga. The Germans had 15 killed,
25 wounded, ami three missing. An
official denial of published reports of
the capture of Warmbad 1 made.
OF CHICAGO, DEAD
Chicago, June 27. Graeme Stewart,
a leader in Chicago's commercial, poli
tical and social life, tnd a former mem
ber of the republican committee is
dead, aged 62, of apoplexy.